BART riders on New Year’s Eve will get three hours of extended service until 3 a.m., plus extra trains and staggered train stops in downtown San Francisco to ease crowding from the popular midnight fireworks show on the Embarcadero.
People going out on Friday, New Year’s Eve, will be able to board trains until 3 a.m. Saturday throughout the rapid transit system.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, San Francisco bound trains on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines will skip the Embarcadero station but stop at the Montgomery Street and all other stations. Passengers headed to the fireworks show are advised to exit at the Montgomery station and walk one block to the Embarcadero. To return to the East Bay afterwards, passengers are advised to board at the Montgomery Street station, as Pittsburg and Richmond-bound trains will skip the Embarcadero station.
Also beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, San Francisco bound trains on the Dublin and Fremont lines will stop at the Embarcadero station, but skip Montgomery. After the fireworks, passengers on those lines should return to the Embarcadero station to catch trains home.
San Francisco-bound trains from the Peninsula will stop at all San Francisco stations. However, BART asks that after the fireworks, Peninsula passengers enter BART at the Montgomery station to ease crowding.
BART advises riders to buy round-trip tickets in advance to avoid delays at ticket machines.
At 8 a.m Saturday, BART will resume service and run on a holiday schedule.
Elsewhere in the East Bay, AC Transit and many other bus systems will operate on a holiday or weekend schedule on Saturday, although County Connection will not offer bus service on Saturday. To get information about the local transit service in your area, call 511 or view www.511.org.