Forwarded from BART
Dear Community Partners,
Starting on February 11, 2019, morning weekday BART trains will start one hour later for vital repairs and critical earthquake safety work. Alternative bus service will run between 3:45 am and 6:00 am.
Roughly 2,900 passengers enter the BART system during that first hour of service. Over 2,400 of those riders begin their trips in the East Bay with 64% disembarking at downtown San Francisco stations.
First hour BART riders surveyed during extensive outreach in the Spring of 2018 guided the development of a robust alternative bus service plan between the 4:00 am- 5:00 am window.
The alternative service plan creates 14 new express bus lines that will run from 3:45 am until 6:00 am. This includes 7 Transbay bus routes, 5 East Bay routes and 2 San Francisco/Peninsula routes. BART is partnering with 8 Bay Area bus agencies to operate this network. All fares between express bus stops will be the same as, or less than, current BART fares for the same trips. Train service will start at approximately 5 am. Check the schedule at www.bart.gov.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.