Expanding Service on BART's Richmond-Millbrae Line | 511 Contra Costa

Expanding Service on BART's Richmond-Millbrae Line

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An almost abstract view of BART at night. Photo credit: Images by John ‘K’
Good news for BART riders– expanded service on Richmond-Milbrae Line, effective Monday, September 10th, 2012! Via BART:

BART will expand weekday service on the Richmond-Millbrae Line (red line) effective Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. In an effort to improve service at the end of the evening commute, BART is adding four additional trips to Richmond-Millbrae service in each direction. This line will now operate for one additional hour in each direction providing more service to both Richmond and Millbrae. This service increase also helps passengers on other lines by increasing the number of trains serving San Francisco.
Until BART receives new vehicles in the coming years, the ability to add service requiring additional cars remains limited.  BART operates one of the oldest fleets of train cars in the nation.  BART carried a record number of customers in the last fiscal year, exceeding 110 million for the first time in BART’s  40-year history.  BART understands that customers are experiencing more crowded trains as the economy improves. To maintain reliable service with the existing fleet of vehicles, a number of BART cars are always undergoing scheduled maintenance.  On a typical day BART operate more than 85% of our total fleet, which is among the highest of any major U.S. transit agency.
You can plan a trip with the new schedule using the QuickPlanner on the BART website homepage; be sure to choose a trip date starting Sept. 10 or later to reflect the new schedule.
For more info on BART’s plans to replace its aging train cars with the Fleet of the Future, go to www.bart.gov/cars.

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