12/06/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2021 12:11
For New Year's Eve we will run standard Friday service but with an extended closing time to allow people to enjoy fireworks in San Francisco or other festivities ringing in the New Year.
The regular last trains of evening (Yellow, Blue, and Orange lines) will be dispatched from the end of their lines at midnight and then at 1:00am, we will run another set of last trains of the evening to serve 48 out of our 50 stations. The 1am dispatched trains will not serve the airport stations (OAK and SFO) but will stop at all other stations. These last trains will be timed to easily transfer to other lines to get home.
For those celebrating in downtown San Francisco, the last East Bay bound train running through Downtown San Francisco will be at around 1:30am and the last Southbound train heading toward Millbrae will run through Downtown San Francisco at 2:10am.
BART will offer overtime shifts to train operators to run extra event trains that can be dispatched between the one-hour gap in between the midnight and 1am dispatch.
Unlike previous years, BART will not run skip-stop service on New Years Eve. All trains will make their regular stops, except for the 1am dispatch which will not stop at SFO or OAK airports.
1am extended service details:
Parking is free after 3pm on Friday. You can also leave your car overnight if necessary. Parking is free on weekends.
Save these numbers in your phone:
We also offer the free the BART Watch app--a free mobile app available on the App Store and Google Play that allows you to quickly and discreetly report criminal or suspicious activity directly to BART Police.
You can reach the train operator using call buttons in each car. On old cars the button is at the end of the car, on new cars, the call button is by the side doors.
Note your train car number when contacting police or the train operator. The train number is located above the doors on the inside of each end of the train car.
BART will have extra safety staff working on New Year's Eve to have more staff on trains, on platforms and inside stations.
Tips for Riding
Masks are required at BART, even if fully vaccinated. Spread out among all the cars. The first and last cars are often less crowded than those in the middle.
To save time and hassle, it is recommended you get a Clipper card in advance with round trip fare loaded. You can add Clipper to your mobile wallet and pay for BART fares with Google Pay and Apple Pay. All riders can immediately load funds through their wallet to their Clipper card.
Saturday Service on New Year's Day
New Year's Day, January 1, 2022, will be a regular Saturday schedule with service running 6am until midnight.
*This article was first posted on 11/16/21