BART will definitely run overnight Friday night, sets Saturday deadline
BART trains will definitely run tonight, Friday night October 30 into Saturday morning, October 31. Additionally, if by 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday October 31, Caltrans officials have not announced that the Bay Bridge will re-open, BART will commit to running trains Saturday night into Sunday morning as well.
“We want our customers to know that they can definitely count on overnight service tonight,” BART’s Assistant General Manager of Operations Paul Oversier said. “And we want our passengers to know with certainty that if, by 3 p.m. on Saturday Caltrans has not made a decision to re-open the bridge, our customers can also make Halloween plans for Saturday evening knowing that there will be limited BART service all night."
Tonight’s overnight service will run hourly to 14 selected stations (see list of stations, next page). If Caltrans hasn’t made an announcement by 3 p.m. on Saturday, then BART trains will once again run hourly, overnight to those 14 selected stations. BART will not run overnight service from Sunday night into Monday morning.
During normal operating hours each day this weekend, BART will run on its normal schedule, however many trains will be longer where needed – especially Halloween evening.
IMPORTANT OVERNIGHT SERVICE INFO
Only 14 of BART’s 43 stations will be open overnight and trains will run hourly. Read more about overnight service details here.
WHY BART DOESN’T HAVE 24-HOUR SERVICE
BART does not provide regular 24-hour service because many safety sensitive, essential and/or California Public Utilities Commission mandated maintenance work can only take place when the trains are not running. This weekend’s 24-hour service will mean that BART will have to play catch up on essential maintenance work. If BART were to offer 24-hour service on a
regular basis, BART would not be able to ensure the safety and reliability of the railroad for passengers.
MYTH: “BART IS THE ONLY MAJOR SUBWAY THAT DOESN’T RUN 24 HOURS”
Contrary to popular belief, the London Underground, the Paris Metro system and Washington, DC Metro do not run 24-hours per day. In fact, BART has longer hours of operation than most of those subway systems.