Update on BART looking at options for improving late-night bus service
To keep the BART system running well, required maintenance and inspections of the BART system necessitate a complete shutdown each evening to allow BART crews to work safely.
Although BART doesn't run 24 hours, there are other options available. All-Nighter bus service operates every evening with expanded frequencies on Friday and Saturday nights to provide public transport to those traveling in the Bay Area late at night. We realize that bus service is a bit slower mode; however, we are committed to keeping your BART system in good operating condition so we can serve our customers far into the future. This is why it's imperative BART shut down the service each night, instead of offering scheduled late night service.
For All-Nighter information, customers can use 511.org or contact operators by phone by calling 511. Current All-Nighter routes serve the BART stations on Market Street in San Francisco and connect with other routes at the Downtown Oakland transit center near BART’s 12th Street Oakland City Center Station. All-Nighter service has timed transfers so that you don’t miss your connection if your journey requires a change of routes to complete your trip.
BART will be working with the MTC and our regional partners to improve late night service, as the BART Board of Directors instructed BART staff to do in a recent meeting. In a period of limited resources, BART wants to bring the Bay Area together using the regional network to provide the best possible service to the greatest number of people. A study of existing services will be undertaken in the near future with the goal of improving ease of access and familiarity of the All-Nighter network.