BART is set to begin schedule changes next month that will bolster Sunday service, including the extension of service until midnight for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the operation of 5-line service on Sundays for the first time in the transit agency’s history.
Highlights to service changes beginning Feb. 14 include:
- Extend service to midnight on Sundays
- Run 5-line service every day (except for single-tracking Sundays) until about 9pm
- Consistent 3-line service every day after 9pm
- 4 trains an hour at SFO station on Sundays until 9pm
- 15-minute even headways on the Yellow line as far as Pittsburg Bay Point on Saturdays until about 8pm
- New transfer opportunity at Bay Fair for Dublin to Berryessa transfers every day
- Improved connections with Caltrain at Millbrae on Sundays before 9pm
- 16 single-tracking Sundays in 2022 when 3-line service will be provided
BART has been closing at 9 p.m. Sundays since the start of the pandemic in order to accelerate infrastructure projects. Starting Sunday, Feb. 20, BART will extend Sunday service until midnight, the transit agency said.
The 5-line service on Sundays will start in March, although 3-line service will operate on 16 single-tracking Sundays, when power cable replacement work is done in San Francisco. BART runs 5-line service on every other day of the week until about 9 p.m.
“Running 5-Line service on Sundays provides more equitable service to Richmond and Berryessa line riders who previously had to transfer to complete their transbay trip-while other lines provided direct service,” according to BART.
In other schedule changes, BART is offering a new daily transfer opportunity at Bay Fair for Dublin to Berryessa transfers.
Also, starting Feb. 14, transfer times between BART and Caltrain will reduce as the transit agencies look to better match the timing of their services. The 5-line service on Sundays after 9 p.m. will reduce some wait times by 9 or 11 minutes, with smaller decreases in wait times for weekday and Saturday connections.