BART WILL RUN UNTIL 3 A.M.
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Special Service to SF Starting at 8 p.m.
OAKLAND, CA – BART will extend service until 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and deploy extra staff and trains to help get people home from their festivities. In addition to normal weekday evening service with trains every 20 minutes, BART will run additional trains into and out of San Francisco on New Year’s Eve. The extra service is designed to ease crowding at Embarcadero and Montgomery Street stations resulting from the large number of people attending the fireworks show in downtown San Francisco.
To further ease crowding at these stations, beginning at 8 p.m., BART will utilize a “skip-stop” train pattern into and out of San Francisco just as it has in past years:
After the fireworks end:
Additional event trains will be standing by to carry riders home during the busiest time when the fireworks end.
For service information on New Year’s Eve, including special event trains, check our real time departures on your mobile (http://m.bart.gov) or text “BART go” to 878787 to access them by text. You can also download the special New Year’s BART schedule.
Purchase Roundtrip Tickets or Load Cash Value on Clipper Card
To avoid lines at ticket machines, BART is encouraging customers to purchase roundtrip tickets in advance. Additionally, customers who use the Clipper Card should pre-load it with cash so it can be used on any participating transit system that accepts Clipper (www.clippercard.org).
Leave Bikes and Pets at Home
To ensure everyone travelling on BART can do so safely and comfortably, BART will rigorously enforce its rules regarding bikes and pets. Trains will be full on New Year’s Eve, which is why BART encourages customers to leave bikes and pets at home. Non-folding bikes are never allowed on a crowded car or in the first car of any train regardless of how empty it may be. BART riders are also reminded that there is no eating or drinking allowed on trains.
BART will have about a hundred yellow vested employees standing by at station entrances and platforms to help direct passengers to the appropriate stations. Extra station agents will be on hand at downtown stations to assist customers. BART Police, train technicians, ticket/add fare machine technicians, emergency medical technicians, system service workers, and elevator/escalator repair technicians will be strategically placed to help respond to problems. Additional support from the San Francisco and Alameda County Sheriffs’ Departments will be supplementing BART Police staffing.
Sunday Service on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan., 1, BART will operate on a Holiday/Sunday timetable with service beginning at 8 a.m.