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BART slows service, trains run every 30 minutes Monday through Friday

BART

Beginning Wednesday, April 8, Monday through Friday BART service will run every 30 minutes until further notice as a response to Bay Area extended shelter-in-place orders. Effectively, every other train is being cancelled during the work week.

BART service needs to be reduced to match demand, increase essential rebuilding projects, save costs, and maintain reliable service based on staffing levels, the agency said. Reducing service also allows greater flexibility to maintain stable service should BART employees need to take time off due to illness or to care for children and family members. 

Ridership data shows social distancing remains possible on all trains with this change. 

This move will potentially save the operating budget  between $3 million and $7 million a month. 

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