BART adds three more trains to Yellow line as ridership ticks up; new schedule begins 6/8

06.05.20

BART adds three more trains to Yellow line as ridership ticks up; new schedule begins 6/8

BART will be running a new schedule with minor adjustments starting next Monday, June 8, in anticipation of the Milpitas and Berryessa station openings scheduled on Saturday, June 13. 

Extra commute trains on Yellow Line

Beginning Monday, June 8, BART will add 3 trains to the morning and afternoon commute on the Yellow Line between Pleasant Hill to Daly City. In the morning, the 3 added trains will originate at Pleasant Hill at 6:16am, 6:46am, 7:16am, create a 15 minute frequency from 6am to 7:30am on our busiest line. In the afternoon, the 3 added trains will originate at Daly City at 3:55 pm, 4:15 pm and 4:45 pm, creating a 15-minute frequency between 4pm and 5pm.

For morning commuters looking to take advantage of the extra service, there is plenty of parking at Pleasant Hill in the early morning hours.

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Click here for a printable PDF of the new Antioch to SFO line schedule with added trains.

With the new schedule, BART continues to maintain current base train frequencies of 30 minutes on weekdays, 20 minutes on Saturdays and 24 minutes on Sundays due to low ridership levels as a result of COVID-19. BART continues to monitor ridership data each day to determine how long these service hours will be in effect. As part of BART's 15-step Welcome Back plan, BART will extend the hours of 15-minute frequencies as businesses allow for staggered shifts as to help BART achieve social distancing for riders inside its train cars.

Minor changes for Milpitas and Berryessa stations opening

The addition of Milpitas and Berryessa stations on June 13 will add 13 minutes of travel time on the Daly City - Berryessa (Green) and Richmond - Berryessa (Orange) lines. The following schedule changes have been made to the Green and Orange lines trains in the first hour of service on weekdays:

  • First train to SF restored to Green Line. Departs South Hayward to SF at 4:57 am
  • First Orange train to Richmond departs South Hayward at 5:00 am
  • Second Orange train to Richmond departs Fremont at 5:03 am
  • First Berryessa trains depart at 4:48 am (Green Line to SF/Daly City) and 5:00 am (Orange Line to Richmond)
  • Service to Berryessa begins with 5:02 am train from Union City, arriving at 5:26 am

For weekdays, BART's new schedule has restored a 5:07 am Blue Line train leaving Daly City to Dublin and a 5:10 am Yellow Line train leaving Daly City to Antioch.

For Saturdays and Sunday, there are minimal service changes and additions with the opening of Milpitas and Berryessa stations:

  • Saturday service 
    • First northbound Orange Line trains depart Bay Fair at 7:51 am; Fremont at 7:54 am; and Berryessa at 7:56 am
    • First northbound Green Line train departs Berryessa at 8:32 am
    • First southbound Orange Line train departs Richmond at 7:56 am
    • First SF-bound Blue line train starts in service at Bay Fair at 7:58 am
    • Restored Antioch-bound Yellow Line starting at Daly City at 8:01 am
  • Sunday service
    • First northbound Orange Line trains depart Coliseum at 7:55 am; South Hayward at 7:55 am; and Berryessa at 7:42 am
    • First southbound Orange Line train departs Richmond at 7:53 am
    • First SF-bound Blue Line train starts in service at Bay Fair at 7:58 am

For riders with non-schedule questions on Milpitas and Berryessa opening, please visit the FAQ page.

Plan ahead for new BART schedule

Trips for the new schedule starting June 8 are in effect in the BART Trip Planner. Riders can plan out their trip in advance for BART and other modes of transportation. BART has also updated its PDF timetables with the June 8 schedule.