BART reducing service again; to run trains every 30 minutes on weekdays

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BART reducing service starting Monday as ridership declines 90 percent
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Starting Wednesday, BART will again reduce service due to low ridership caused by the shelter-in-place orders, running trains on weekdays every 30 minutes until further notice, the transit agency announced.

While BART will remain running during the same hours, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, every other train is being cancelled on weekdays.

During the weekday evenings, Richmond-Millbrae (Red) and Warm Springs-Daly City (Green) line trains will end earlier. The last two train dispatches in both directions on the Red and Green lines will be cancelled and single tracking in San Francisco will begin around 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Antioch-SFO (Yellow), Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City (Blue) and Richmond-Warm Springs (Orange) line trains will run until 9 p.m. closure.

Weekend service will remain unchanged.

“The schedule shift will allow BART for a longer work window for power cable replacement in San Francisco,” according to BART.

BART says service is being reduced to match demand. This week, ridership has been 7 percent of what was projected for the month of April.

The reduced service and the shifting of about 400 employees to essential infrastructure projects will potentially save the transit agency between $3-$7 million in operating costs.

For more information, visit BART’s website here.

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