On February 10, 2020, BART released a new train schedule which improves service to Concord riders. BART has been rolling out the new 775 Fleet of the Future trains and anticipates providing 10 car lengths for all Transbay train runs in the coming months. Trains that previously started and ended at Pleasant Hill will now continue service to the downtown Concord station. This will provide increased service for Concord riders during peak times in the morning and evening.
Over the years, morning riders looking to target these short-run trains because they were less crowded, shifted their origin station to Pleasant Hill. These riders may now opt to begin their trip at Concord once again. Concord parking doesn’t fill up until about 8:30 a.m. Pleasant Hill will still be served by the same number of trains in the morning through 8:40 a.m., but many of them will no longer originate at the station.
To plan accordingly, please refer to the BART Trip Planner or the BART (Official) App. PDF’s of the current schedule can also be found on the BART website.