BART runs around the clock during the October 15th weekend
BART trains run Friday night through Saturday morning & Saturday night through Sunday morning
For the first time since the Millennium, BART trains will be running around the clock during the October 15th weekend to make sure Bay Area residents and workers can get between the East Bay and San Francisco while Caltrans shuts down all eastbound lanes on the Bay Bridge for overnight earthquake retrofit work.
Normally BART service ends around midnight. However, this weekend BART trains will zip back and forth across the Bay from Friday night through Saturday morning and then again on Saturday night through Sunday morning. The service will only be hourly, so please download the timetable of scheduled service.
Trains will only stop at the following 21 stations:
- 24th Street/Mission
- Balboa Park
- Bay Fair
- Downtown Berkeley
- El Cerrito Del Norte
- Lake Merritt
- MacArthur (AC Transit Transfer Point)
- Coliseum/Oakland Airport
- Pittsburg/Bay Point
- Walnut Creek
- San Francisco International Airport
HISTORY OF ALL NIGHT SERVICE
The last time BART offered overnight train service was between December 31, 1999 through January 1, 2000 for the Millennium celebrations.
Ironically, the time previous to that was also because of Bay Bridge construction work. BART was a lifeline for commuters and the economy after the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collapsed a portion of the bridge's upper deck, shutting it down for a month while crews repaired the bridge. BART ran 24-hours a day for nearly the entire time the bridge was down.
WHY BART DOESN'T HAVE 24 HOUR SERVICE
BART does not provide regular 24-hour service because many essential maintenance activities can only take place when the system is shut down. This maintenance work is essential for both operational safety reasons and to ensure the longterm reliability of the system.
BART supplemental and extended service during the October 15th weekend has be made possible by funding from Caltrans.