Kensington had electrifed mass transit 65 years ago

A Key System car on Arlington at Amherst in Kensington, 1947.

Rail service was once available to hillside residents of Berkeley and Kensington, as seen in this 1947 photo provided by El Cerrito train and history fanatic John Stashik shows.
The electric-powered trains ran from Kensington to Berkeley until service was replaced by a bus line a year later.

Judging from the comments made last week at the meeting on El Cerrito’s Climate Action Plan, there are folks who would love to see something similar in the hills today.

Chris Treadway