BART Plans Limited Fourth of July Charter Bus Service if no train service
Morning Service: First Come, First Served
3 buses at 6 am at El Cerrito del Norte,
Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton,
Fremont & West Oakland Stations
OAKLAND, CA – If BART trains continue to remain out of service July 4th, BART will provide very limited charter bus service to and from San Francisco during the peak commute periods: starting at 6am from five East Bay stations and 4 to 6 pm from San Francisco.
The limited charter bus service will pick up riders at the following five BART stations: West Oakland, El Cerrito del Norte, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont stations. At 6am, 3 buses will arrive at each of these stations. Once a bus is filled it will leave for San Francisco. This is first come, first served. Each bus carries 50 passengers. The service will only last until all three buses are filled or 8am, whichever comes first. The service is intended to serve those who are working July 4th.
The trip home will be a direct ride to each of the 5 stations with 3 buses serving each destination from 4-6pm. The last bus to each station will leave at 6pm so riders need to arrive before then.
Friday’s service will be similar but each station will have 7 buses show up at 5am and it will be first come first served. The service will only last until all seven buses are filled or 8am, whichever comes first. The return trip home will be from 3pm-7pm. The last bus to each station will leave at 7pm so riders need to arrive before then.
Should ongoing labor negotiations yield a settlement at any time, it will still take approximately 18 hours to resume BART train service.