806681721_573c5f55d0If you’re planning to hop on the train tonight, better check the schedule first—service reductions for off-peak hours are in effect as of today. And we thought the worst was over … We’re blaming our false sense of security on the chocolate.

The changes, which serve as a means of addressing BART’s rather hefty deficit, apply to weekdays after 7 p.m., weekends and holidays. They include extending service from 15 to 20 minutes, as well as ending the Dublin/Pleasanton line at Daly City rather than Millbrae.

Pittsburgh/Bay Point will run all the way to SFO, however, and there also promises to be “more even spacing of trains throughout the system.” Silver lining?

Find out exactly how your travel plans are affected with this brochure.

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Off-peak service reductions begin Monday, September 14th [BART]


Um, of course you do. So get your butt on BART this Friday morning sometime between 6 and 9 a.m. because that’s when they’ll be giving riders free Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Almond Chocolates, along with coupons, which we assume will lead to more chocolate.

You can pick up your goodies at several of the higher-traffic stations, including the Downtown Berkeley station. Hopefully this will make the pissed off commuters who can’t drive over the Bay Bridge a little less vicious. Yeah, in case you haven’t heard about it yet, the Bay Bridge will be closed starting this Thursday at 8 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 p.m. Heads up.

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BART Thanks Riders With Free Ghirardelli Chocolate on Friday [SFist]
Bay Bridge Closure [Bay Bridge Info]