North Bay train service cut in half

Mark Prado

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency grabbed all the headlines Monday with deep cuts to MUNI service, but in the North Bay the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit Agency has now cut its service in half. 

Effective Monday, SMART modified its weekday schedule and is operating 16 train trips daily. It continues to serve all stations. The new schedule will remain in effect until further notice. SMART runs trains from Santa Rosa to Larkspur.

With this new round of reductions, SMART has scaled back its weekday service by 50%. Additionally, all weekend service remains suspended.

During the COVID-19 health crisis, SMART’s ridership has declined by 90%. The agency will continue to monitor ridership and may implement additional service level changes as needed, it said.