Rider guide for BART 5am start of service

01.03.19

Rider guide for BART 5am start of service

Beginning on February 11, 2019, BART's start of service will shift from 4 am to 5 am systemwide for a massive project that will seismically retrofit the Transbay Tube.

About 2,900 riders enter our system in that first hour of service.

BART conducted extensive outreach this past spring which included surveys, in-station outreach, multilingual media ads, community presentations, and meetings with airport employees, hospitality and service workers, business owners and unions. The rider input helped guide the development of a robust alternative bus service plan for the 4 am hour, called the Early Bird Express.

Details about the Early Bird Express can be found here, complete with bus routes, station-specific guides, payment and parking information.

In addition to the 5am opening, other major BART schedule changes beginning February 11, 2019 will impact Sunday and weekday night riders. Read about all of the changes here.

New ebx map

 

5am Train Plan

Once the schedule change takes effect, end of the line trains will begin around 5 am, Trains will also for the first time on weekdays begin around 5 am from midline stations (Concord, South Hayward and Daly City) to ramp up the start of service more quickly. All early morning trains will be long with the first East Bay train arriving at Embarcadero Station at 5:35 am. Below is a station by station list of the first trains in all directions. Download the first trains list here.

first trains list

 

Additional in-station outreach will take place from December 2018 through February 2019 to inform riders about the start of service change and alternative bus service. See outreach schedule below:

DATE:                                                STATION:                                                        TIME:

Tues., Dec. 11, 2018

West Oakland

4am - 6am

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

South Hayward

3:45am - 5:45am

Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018

Fruitvale

3:30am - 5:30am

Thurs., Dec 13, 2018

Fremont

3:30am - 5:30am

Tues., Jan. 8, 2019

Pittsburg/Bay Point

3:30am - 5:30am

Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

San Bruno

3:45am - 5:45am

Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Antioch

3:15am - 5:15am

Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019

Bay Fair

3:45am - 5:45am

Thurs., Jan 10, 2019

SF Int'l Airport (SFO)

3:30am - 5:30am

Tues., Jan 15, 2019

El Cerrito Del Norte

3:45am - 5:45am

Tues., Jan. 15, 2019

Millbrae

3:15am - 5:15am

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Civic Center/UN Plaza

3:45am - 5:45am

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

19th Street

4am - 6am

Thurs., Jan. 17, 2019

MacArthur

4am - 6am

Tues., Jan, 22, 2019

Pleasant Hill

3:45am - 5:45am

Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Daly City

3:30am - 5:30am

Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

North Concord/Martinez

3:30am - 5:30am

Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019

Balboa Park

3:45am - 5:45am

Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019

Ashby

4am - 6am

Tues., Jan. 29, 2019

Dublin/Pleasanton

3:45am - 5:45am

Tues., Jan. 29, 2019

Civic Center/UN Plaza

1pm - 3pm

Wed., Jan 30, 2019

Concord

3:45am - 5:45am

Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Coliseum

4am - 6am

Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019

24th Street Mission

3:45am - 5:45am

Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019

Rockridge

4am - 6am

Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019

SF Int'l Airport (SFO)

1pm - 3pm

Tues., Feb. 5, 2019

San Leandro

3:45am - 5:45am

Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Powell Street

3:45am - 5:45am

Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Richmond

3:45am - 3:45am

Thurs., Feb. 7, 2019

Walnut Creek

3:45am - 5:45am

*This article was originally published on November 29, 2018.