BART service extended for NYE

BART trains will run several hours longer in the early hours of 2015 to help travelers get around after New Year’s festivities, including a fireworks show in San Francisco.

Service will extend until 3 a.m. following regular weekday evening service. Trains will run every 20 minutes after midnight.

Extra trains will be at the ready in downtown San Francisco after the midnight fireworks show on the waterfront.

To help with platform congestion following the show, trains will skip over certain stations at the busy Embarcadero, Montgomery and West Oakland stations.

After 8 p.m., trains heading into San Francisco from Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond will not stop at Embarcadero Station, but at the Montgomery station.

Trains from Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont will not stop at Montgomery station, but will stop at Embarcadero.

After the fireworks, Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond line passengers can only use Montgomery station, while the other East Bay lines will only pick up passengers at Embarcadero.

Daly City and Millbrae-bound passengers are encouraged to use Montgomery station, which is expected to be the less crowded downtown station.

More information about New Year’s Eve service is available online at bart.gov.

New Year’s Day BART service will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. Service will begin at 8 a.m.