New Year’s Eve transit guide: Muni free, BART runs until 3 a.m.

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Local transit agencies will continue the tradition of ferrying New Year’s Eve-goers late and free this year.

Muni
Metro gates are set to open for free starting at 8 p.m., according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and rides will be free on all Muni lines until 5 a.m. But remember, Muni riders: Do not tap your Clipper cards at fare gates or you will be charged. Just walk on the bus.

Muni Metro will be extended to run late New Year’s Eve. Trains between West Portal and Embarcadero stations run until 4 a.m., and between 4th and King until 2:15 a.m.

There will be extra Owl late-night bus service on the following lines: 5 Fulton, 14 Mission, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 38 Geary, 90 and 91 Owl and the L and N Owl bus routes. There will also be extra 1-California service from Drumm Street to Presidio Avenue from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

All Muni routes will be free New Year’s Eve, thanks to sponsorship by gas company 76.

BART
Bay Area Rapid Transit service runs until 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. The agency will also employ a “skip stop” pattern to stop crowding at stations. Certain trains will stop at Montgomery station and others will stop at Embarcadero station.

BART will run on a reduced Sunday/Holiday schedule on New Year’s Day.

Driving
Motorists should anticipate delays around the Ferry Building from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. due to the fireworks show, according to the SFMTA. No closures or reroutes are planned.

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