Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) passenger service to Larkspur will begin on Saturday, December 14! The new Larkspur station will offer a vital connection to the Bay Area for commuters and visitors alike via Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
The community is invited to join two ribbon cutting celebrations marking the opening of the two new stations. On Friday, December 13, at 1:00 p.m., SMART will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Larkspur Station, followed by festivities at the Marin Country Mart.
Ride into the holidays on the SMART Train
SMART invites you to start a new holiday tradition aboard the Holiday Express. SMART’s Holiday Express Toy Drive Train returns on Saturday, December 14 for the 4th year in a row. This special train will be decked out for the holidays. Riders are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or gift card to donate to Toys-for-Tots and our local non-profit partners. Help us fill a train full of toys to make the holidays bright for children in need! Enjoy free delicious eggnog from Clover Sonoma and treats aboard this holiday train. Riders can take the Holiday Express to Downtown Novato and to the Larkspur station for holiday festivities at the Marin Country Mart. The Holiday Express will make two southbound trips and two northbound trips on Saturday, December 14.
From December 14 to December 31, SMART will operate with an temporary timetable that includes service to the new Larkspur station and weekend-only service to the Downtown Novato station. The temporary schedule will allow riders to take advantage of the new expanded train service for trips to and from the San Francisco Bay for commuting, holiday shopping and recreation.
New Expanded Schedule for 2020
On January 1, 2020 SMART will roll out a NEW timetable featuring expanded service on weekdays, more train trips, and better connections to regional transit services. The new 2020 service timetable is part of a coordinated effort with regional transit agencies to offer more efficient connections to the Larkspur ferry and bus service throughout Sonoma and Marin counties. Additionally, the increased frequency of trains will allow SMART to carry more passengers during peak commute hours and offer earlier train service on weekends.
More information at SonomaMarinTrain.org.