BART Trains Will Transport Humans Until 3am on New Year’s Morning

December 27, 2012 12:39 pm · 27 comments

BART will extend service until 3am on New Year’s morning and deploy extra staff and trains to help get people home from their festivities. In addition to normal weekday evening service with trains every 20 minutes, BART will run additional trains into and out of San Francisco on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s morning.

The extra service is designed to ease crowding at Embarcadero and Montgomery Street stations resulting from the large number of people attending the fireworks show in downtown San Francisco.

To further ease crowding at these stations, beginning at 8pm, BART will utilize a “skip-stop” train pattern into and out of San Francisco just as it has in past years:

  • Trains on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines heading into San Francisco will not stop at Embarcadero Station. The San Francisco stop closest to the fireworks show for customers on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines will be Montgomery Street.
  • Trains on the Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont lines will stop at Embarcadero Station but not at Montgomery Street. Trains from Millbrae and Daly City will make all stops in San Francisco.

After the fireworks end:

  • Passengers boarding trains bound for Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond must use Montgomery Street Station. Trains on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines will not stop at Embarcadero Station on their way out of San Francisco.
  • Passengers boarding trains on the Dublin/ Pleasanton and Fremont lines must use Embarcadero Station, as trains heading to Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont will not stop at Montgomery Street Station.
  • Millbrae and Daly City-bound trains will make all stops, but BART recommends passengers on those lines use Montgomery Street Station.

Additional event trains will be standing by to carry riders home during the busiest time when the fireworks end.

TNBreezy December 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Humans only!

Blah Blah blah December 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

so if i am an alien i can’t ride?

Wish I was in Lafayette December 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I like the title: Will Transport Humans… haha just in case we were confused that it may be transporting robots, or elephants 🙂

Good to know, thank you for posting the schedules. I however would never go to the city for NYE. Too dangerous. I hope everyone has a safe and happy NYE wherever you may be!

Mike Hermantrout December 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

What about bill Compton and Eric the Viking vampire?

aka December 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

BART Trains Will Transport Humans….. LOL

Swanky December 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Does the “humans” reference mean no bikes?

bluebird December 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

“Humans” as opposed to what – animals?

NYE?!? xmas?!? While I too like to use acronyms and understand the need for some of them, I feel people have taken it too far when they reduce Christmas down to an “x” followed by “mas”. Makes us look very lazy if we can’t type/write the full words out.

Zombie December 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

What about me????

MamaP December 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

After 3:00, it will transport only animals and aliens under 4 feet tall.

Fatso December 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Having over-done it (again) this holiday season… can my “food baby” ride along?

Dragon December 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Oooh, elephants on BART. Now THAT would be a sight!

(I’ll be staying home, where it’s safe and warm and there’s little chance of getting thrown up on. Unless my nephews come over.)

Brian December 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

There’s got to be a better name for this story

Killjoy December 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Hopefully none of the “humans” has too much to drink, and succumbs to motion sickness. Goodness knows those cars are dirty enough.

Segregation December 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I see they are keeping the Dublin/Pleasanton gang and Pittsburg/Baypoint/Richmind gang separate from each other so that they will not be on the same platform or train together. Is this to avoid a rumble? Lol

Humans until 3 AM December 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM

afterward it will just be the usual low life two-legged cockroaches and peuking maggots.

Dorothy December 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM

No aliens, no robots allowed. It doesn’t say but I presume cute critters might be allowed. Are kids considered human yet or do they have to be 21 and over?

Missy December 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM

So after 3am, do they start transporting….cattle???? LOL!

EdiBirsan December 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM

And after 3AM the BART system will continue with its regularly schedule Troll Express and Zombie Local service in all communities.

Anon December 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Better humans than human remains, which is the way I first read it.

ChampagneKitty December 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

LOL, Edi!

jtkatec December 27, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Sorry, Zombie, if they let you on a train, you would just start eating the brains of the other passengers. Stay home.

Iola December 27, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Lol, this headline is hilarious as are all the comments.

commuter December 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

BART train operators, i feel for you! i, for one, have not seen any extra BART Police around either. we could have used them last Friday night when the T.O. had just closed the doors at Montgomery on a Daily City bound train, two drunks arrived just as that happened, the girl fell down and grabbed the rung next to the BART door as the train started to take off. Luckily, T.O. was able to stop it. Anyway, BART Police needs to be on the platform during the holiday season on Friday nights at Montgomery, Powell, Embarcadero and CIvil Center.

Anonymee December 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM

@Bluebird, the term “Xmas” has been in use for more than 1,000 years, definitely not in the same class as LOL. 🙂 (more at

Big Al December 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Riding that train.

TIME December 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM

BART Police is a Joke. They are always in the “Back Room” You never see them in the stations. I had my car stolen twice at BART and then when the person in the booth called the police for me the Officer came out from a back room about 15 minutes later. I always see other city officers patrolling around. Not BART police.

Peterfan December 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

How lucky for the homeless…..

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