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BART To Run Prolonged Service, Muni Presents Free Rides – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – New Years Eve celebrations can get a free ride on SF Muni on Friday evenings, and BART and other transport companies offer an expanded service for the holidays.

The free New Year’s Eve service on Muni runs from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday, officials from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said.

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At midnight on New Year’s Eve, there will be city-sponsored fireworks from a barge in front of the Embarcadero, south of the ferry terminal. From around 10:00 p.m. Muni will redirect the area and resume normal service once the roads are clear.

BART will offer the standard service on Friday at the full tariff, but with an extended closing time to accommodate the drivers enjoying fireworks and other festivities. The last train towards East Bay that goes through downtown San Francisco will be around 1:30 a.m. and the last train going south towards Millbrae will go through downtown San Francisco at 2:10

Further information on the BART service on New Year’s Eve can be found at https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2021/news20211116-1.

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Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve includes all Muni lines and routes. Clipper Card customers should not tap their cards to ensure they will not be billed for a fare. Muni Mobile passes are not required. That night, the subway ticket offices will be open. Further information on the extra service on Muni on New Year’s Eve can be found at https://www.sfmta.com/travel-updates/new-years-eve-free-muni-and-extra-service.

The Caltrain service is free on New Year’s Eve from 8:00 p.m. until the last special train leaves San Francisco after the event. Trains run after midnight until 1:30 a.m. or until full.

SamTrans offers free rides on all buses from Friday 8 p.m. to Saturday 5 a.m. Further information on the SamTrans holiday plan can be found at https://www.samtrans.com/schedulesandmaps/holidayservice.html.

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