BART continues running longer trains following Bay Bridge opening
Crowded BART parking lots anticipated
Following the opening of the Bay Bridge, BART will continue running longer trains today to accommodate more customers. Here are some tip for your BART ride today:
- New to BART? Haven't been in a while?
Check out the BART rider guide to familiarize yourself with the service, and use the BART QuickPlanner to plan your trip. Get real time BART arrivals and service advisories on your mobile at m.bart.gov, sign up to receive service advisories via email/SMS or use our on-demand SMS service.
- Adjust your schedule if you can
Go to work later in the morning, after 9:00 a.m., to avoid the "peak of the peak."
- Get a ride to the station
Parking will be extremely tight at all BART stations with parking. Consider carpooling or getting dropped off at the station. Consider using Park and Ride lots on your commute route. AC Transit buses will detour to four East Bay BART stations so passengers can continue to San Francisco on BART.
- Parking rules in effect
BART anticipates its 46,000 parking spots will fill up fast. If you have no other choice but to drive and park, arrive as early as possible to increase your chances of finding a spot.
Passengers who don't already pay for reserved monthly parking can still guarantee themselves a parking spot by purchasing a "Single Day Reserve" permit. However, those permits are subject to availability. All parking rules remain in effect. Learn more about BART's parking rules and purchase a permit.
BART is also opening 50 temporary park and ride spots near the Castro Valley Station and 180 temporary park and ride spots near the West Oakland station. Shuttles will take customers to the station. The Castro Valley temporary park and ride lot (50 spots) is located at 20630 John Drive, while the West Oakland temporary park and ride lot (180 spots) is located at Linden and 7th streets. More information is available at 511 Rideshare.
- Bicycle to the station
Ride your bike to BART, but be sure you understand BART's bike rules beforehand. You will not be able to bring a bicycle on commute trains. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition have helpful information available on biking to work, maps of bike routes and safety tips.