With a partial closure of the Bay Bridge slated for President’s Day weekend, BART is preparing to run trains all night to maintain mobility between the East Bay and San Francisco in the twilight hours. The system will run two limited stop trains each hour on two lines (one train on each line in each direction) overnight while the bridge is closed. This isn’t the first time BART has stayed out past its bedtime – it has done so whenever construction work on the workhorse span has precluded the usual All Nighter bus service (BART also ran 24 hour service following the span’s partial failure during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake).
Bi-directional service will operate on two lines – an El Cerrito del Norte-Dublin line and a Concord-SFO line. All trains will stop at MacArthur and 12th Street stations in Oakland to allow for transfers between the lines. In the city, go to Embarcadero, Powell, 24th Street, or Daly City catch the train.
Now, BART, when can we start seeing this all the time?