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Bay Area Public Transportation Guide for New Year's

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Thousands Expected in San Francisco to Celebrate Start of 2019

    If you're ringing in the new year in San Francisco, expect large crowds along the waterfront taking in the annual fireworks show. Pete Suratos reports.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 31, 2018)

    As the Bay Area rings in the new year, people will have plenty of options to get around — in many cases for free — using public transportation.

    Check the list below to see what kind of service local transit agencies are offering during New Year's celebrations. You can also click on a transit agency's name for further information regarding holiday schedules.

     

    • BART: BART will provide special service in and out of San Francisco between 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 3 a.m. on New Year's Day. After midnight, trains will run every 20 minutes. Extra trains will be standing by in downtown San Francisco following the annual fireworks show along the city's waterfront. Some trains will skip stops in San Francisco to avoid platform overcrowding.
    • Muni: Muni service will be free between 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year's Day.
    • Caltrain: Caltrain will offer free service after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The transit agency will also have additional trains running before and after festivities happening near its service area. Caltrain's last train will leave San Francisco at 2 a.m.
    • VTA: VTA will offer free service between 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year's Day.
    • SamTrans: SamTrans will offer free service between 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year's Day.
    • AC Transit: AC Transit will offer free rides between 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year's Day. 

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