Transportation

BART to return to near-pre pandemic service

Bart Train in station

BART will return to near-pre pandemic service on Aug. 2 instead of Aug. 30 as originally planned, the agency announced Thursday. The Aug. 2 change includes extending closing times to midnight Monday through Saturday.

In the meantime, BART will also add late-night limited trains leaving downtown San Francisco at 11:30 p.m. serving nine stations on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from July 15 to July 31 to give late night workers and people attending events and dining in San Francisco additional options until the Aug. 2 schedule change. 

BART was able to advance the schedule change by working with labor partners to accelerate the hiring, training and shift sign-up process.

MTC and BART are transportation partners.