Congratulations! You have made
a smart choice. WestCAT is a convenient
way to travel and an excellent
way to build a cleaner, healthier
and less congested community.
Our routes are designed
to serve neighborhoods, businesses
and schools - putting you within steps
of the places you go every day. Plus you can connect to the rest of the Bay Area via inter-regional connections such as BART, AC Transit, County Connection and Tri-Delta Transit.
Route Destinations - List of our bus routes and their frequency of service and days of operation.
System Maps - WestCAT System Map.
Transit Centers - WestCAT buses serve two transit centers in its service area.
Trip Planner - Bay Area 511 Trip Planner.
What Bus Goes By My School - A list of schools that are along WestCAT bus routes.
WestCAT Schedules and Maps
These timetables effective 1 July 2012
Local Fixed Routes
Bus Departure Times Look-up Codes
You are now able to receive up to date Real Time departure information for every route in the WestCAT system at any stop location by simply dialing 511
- Call and say "Departure Times."
- Enter your Stop ID number from the chart from the route you have chosen.
- 511 will respond with departure times for up to three buses or trains for each route that serves your stop.
- If you're out and about and don't know your stop ID, just say, "I don't know" and 511 will assist you.
- If there are no buses or trains departing within 90 minutes, 511 will not provide a prediction.
- Remember to ask for "help" at any time if you need it.
All stops in the WestCAT system are listed on the following links, Simply look up your route and you will find a stop ID for each stop within the system.
You can also use these on the 511 Look-Up Tool at http://transit.511.org/511departuretimes.aspx.
Local Fixed Route
WestCAT offers local fixed route transportation throughout much of its service area. Nine local fixed routes service the southwestern portions of the WestCAT area from Viewpointe to Montalvin Manor. One fixed route operates between Hercules, Rodeo and Crockett.
WestCAT operates express bus service in the I-80 corridor between the Hercules Transit Center and the El Cerrito del Norte BART station 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with modified service on Saturday, Sunday, and some holidays. WestCAT Express "J" service alternates between the JR routing (along Richmond Parkway) and the JL routing (along Lakeside Drive) in the Hilltop area.
Route JX is a weekday, commute hour express bus that operates at 15-minute frequencies on I-80 during commute times. It travels non-stop between the Hercules Transit Center and El Cerrito del Norte BART.
Route JPX is a weekday express bus that operates at 15-minute frequencies during commute times and every hour during non-commute times. It travels between the Hercules Transit Center and El Cerrito del Norte BART, making stops on Pinole Valley Road, and the Richmond Parkway Transit Center.
The Martinez Link 30Z is a regional service that operates between the Hercules Transit Center and Martinez. It operates on weekdays only at 30-minute frequencies during commute times, and every hour during non-commute times. Route 30Z makes timed stops at the Hercules Transit Center, VA Hospital, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and the Martinez Amtrak Station.
The Route C3 is also a regional route that operates between the Hercules Transit Center and Contra Costa College. The service operates weekdays only from 7:30 a.m. to 8:44 p.m.
Additional information regarding routes and services may be obtained by calling (510) 724-7993.
The Lynx is a weekday commuter service to the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco operating every 15-30 minutes between the hours of 5:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m., and 3:30 p.m. - 8:33 p.m.
The service starts on Willow Avenue in Rodeo in the morning, making a stop at the Victoria by the Bay neighborhood and the Hercules Transit Center before departing to the San Francisco Transbay Terminal on the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane.
In the afternoon, service starts from the San Francisco Transbay Terminal directly to the Hercules Transit Center (The Lynx stop is located at Platform 3B, lane 3 of the Transbay Terminal, stopping in front of AC Transit's Transbay Line P Piedmont and Line E Claremont), continuing to the Victoria by the Bay neighborhood, and ending on Willow Avenue. The Service features timed connections with Route 15 on Willow Avenue and with the remaining local routes at the Hercules Transit Center.
Plan your next door-to-door transit trip! The following link will take you to the 511 Take Transit Trip Planner, which you can input your starting point and destination information, and it will give you a door to door itinerary. Click on "Schedules and Maps" link in the blue bar on the bottom of your screen to return to our website. You can also create a "Stop to Stop Schedule" via the WestCAT section on 511.org.
Bay Area Transit Information
Timetables are available
for most other San Francisco Bay Area Transit Systems by going to our "Web Links" page or by surfing to "www.511.org."
Times published in WestCAT's timetables and brochures are approximations for normal conditions and do not anticipate service disruptions due to traffic congestion, weather, special events, and other unexpected conditions that may cause delays. All timetables are subject to change without notice.
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