BART starts limited late night service for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting 7/15/21

07.13.21

BART starts limited late night service for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting 7/15/21

Beginning Thursday, July 15, 2021, BART will run interim limited late night service after regular BART service ends at 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The limited late night service aims to give late night workers and patrons enjoying San Francisco nightlife more options to return home. 

BART will run four trains departing from either Embarcadero or Civic Center at 11:30pm serving eight stops in San Francisco and the East Bay: Civic Center and 16th Street Mission in San Francisco along with Daly City and West Oakland, MacArthur, Pleasant Hill, El Cerrito del Norte, and Bay Fair stations in the East Bay.

BART late night limited service for July 15-31

The limited late-night service will be available on the nights of July 15-17, July 22-24 and July 29-31. The service will be replaced on Monday, August 2, when BART extends its operating hours to midnight on weekdays and Saturdays. The limited late night plan was announced after BART determined it can accomplish this late night option as it readies staff for the much more robust schedule change on August 2.

The limited late night service will be in addition to the special service for A's night games and the limited service provided for Giants' night games.

Four trains will leave Embarcadero or Civic Center at 11:30pm.

  • One train will take riders from Embarcadero and will stop at Civic Center, 16th Street Mission and Daly City stations only. No other stops will be made along the line. This train will be labelled: Civic Ctr-16th St-Daly City ONLY
  • A second train will stop at Civic Center and Embarcadero and will take riders to West Oakland, MacArthur, and Pleasant Hill only. No other stops will be made along the line. This train will be labelled: West Oak-MacArthur-Pleasant Hill ONLY
  • A third train will stop at Civic Center and Embarcadero and will take riders to West Oakland and Bay Fair only. No other stops will be made along the line. This train will be labelled: West Oakland-Bay Fair ONLY
  • A fourth train will stop at Civic Center and Embarcadero and will take riders to West Oakland, MacArthur, and El Cerrito del Norte only. No other stops will be made along the line. This train will be labelled: W Oak-MacArthur-El Cerrito del Norte ONLY

August 2 systemwide schedule change

Starting August 2, 2021, BART will expand its hours and significantly increase service:

  • Weekday service will be 5am-12am (currently 5am-9pm) with 15-min frequencies on all lines from 5am-8pm and 30-minute frequencies from 8pm-midnight.
  • Saturday service will be 6am-12am (currently 8am-9pm) with 5-line service offering more options for Saturday riders, and for the first time, offering four trains per hour on most lines.
  • Sunday service will remain 8am-9pm with 3-line service and 30-minute frequencies to accommodate BART’s critical cable replacement project and other infrastructure rebuilding work.

BART was able to advance the major schedule change by working collaboratively with labor partners to accelerate the hiring, training, and shift sign-up process.

BART evening service returning on August 2