Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Center is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station serving the Contra Costa Center Transit Village in Contra Costa Centre, California, just north of Walnut Creek and just east of Pleasant Hill.
The Pleasant Hill station service began on May 21, 1973. The second parking garage opened at the station on 30 June 2008. The former surface parking lot has been converted into the Contra Costa Transit Village. On 23 September 2010, the BART Board voted to change the name of the station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre. The name change was supported by the developer of the transit village and the Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency, but opposed by the town of Pleasant Hill. The Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency and the developer paid $413,800 for changing station signage and system maps.
An improved access route to the station better connected to the Iron Horse Regional Trail was proposed before the Walnut Creek City Council on 15 July 2008.The proposal was supported by BART and the local cycling organization. The bridge over the Treat Boulevard on the Iron Horse Regional Trail was completed on 2 October 2010. The bridge cost $12 million.
Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre is a transfer point for a number of County Connection local routes: Weekday: 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18 , Weekend: 311, 316, Special school route: 619, and Early Bird Express: 712, 715. The station is also served by several longer-distance routes: two Solano Express routes - FAST Blue Line and SolTrans Yellow Line - plus WHEELS route 70X and AC Transit Early Bird Express route 702. All buses stop on a two-way busway on the southwest side of the station.
The Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Center Station garage was built with the funds of the Federal Highway as a ride-around facility. Consequently, drivers who use a carpool or other public transit system may park in the garage for as long as they pay a parking fee on a parking payment / validation machine located in a non-paid area outside the station fare gates.
There are bicycle racks made available to the public. Bike racks are available at most BART stations. There is also a bike station located at 7011 Sunne lane just steps from the BART station entrance. This facility features secure self-park parking with a BikeLink Card and a full service bike-repair shop. Free secure bike parking is available at several BART stations.
There are also bike lockers. There are 88 on-demand BikeLink lockers available at this station. 22 single user keyed lockers are also available at this station.
This amazing landmark is located near the following must-see sights in Pleasant Hill, California:
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Briones Regional Park
Pleasant Hill Park
Frank Salfingere Park
Dinosaur Hill Park
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short drive from our location near Downtown Walnut Creek, California on Locust Street. Stop by for a visit anytime!