SMART to add third car to popular commuter train
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District announced that beginning Monday, January 8, it will be adding a third rail car to the popular morning and early afternoon commute runs departing southbound from the Sonoma County Airport Station at 6:19 a.m., 9:49 a.m. and 12:49 p.m., and departing northbound from the San Rafael Station at 7:59 a.m., 11:29 a.m., and 2:29 p.m.
“Based on exceptional demand and feedback from passengers, especially those using bicycles as a part of their commute, we felt it was time to expand our service to meet the growing demand” said SMART General Manager, Farhad Mansourian. “As SMART ridership continues to grow, we will always be looking for ways to better serve North Bay residents.”
SMART has also been operating three car train service departing southbound from the Sonoma County Airport Station at 4:19 a.m., 7:19 a.m., 2:19 p.m., and 5:19 p.m., since November 6, 2017.
Since the start-up of passenger service on August 25, 2017, SMART ridership has surpassed 250,000 riders, with nearly 25,000 cyclists using the train.