The Sen Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transil District (BART) is an electricity powered commuter transit line. Electrification is provided by .. traction power" substations located along the transit line right-of- way. BART proposes improvements to one of its existing traction power substations, El Cerrito del Norte Traction Power Substation, referred herein as "RCN". RCN is an at-grade, outdoor substation located at the southeast quadrant of the Hill Street and Oh lone Greenway intersection, under the aerial BART guideway structure, in the City of El Cerrito, CA 94530, RCN is located approximately 150 feet south of the El Cerrito del Norte BART Station (6400 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530). The substation is situated adjacent to the wes_t of the Ohlone Greenway at Hill Street, a 4.5-mile pedestrian and bicycle path in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The proposed project will require facility upgrades, procurement, and installation of replacement equipment for the existing traction power substation which currently supplies power for BART rail operations. Please see Attachment A for additional information.
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