SMART to begin service on Larkspur extension in mid-December

Northern California commuter railroad will also add stop at new Novato station
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LARKSPUR, Calif. — Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit will extend service to Larkspur, providing a connection to ferries to San Francisco, by mid-December, the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports.

The 2-mile extension will be the first addition to SMART service since the commuter rail line began operation in 2017. Service will also begin to a new Novato station on the existing 43-mile route between San Rafael and Santa Rosa.

The $55.4-million extension has taken about 2½ years to complete. It includes an adjacent bike and pedestrian path expected to be finished in 2020.

SMART’s board of directors did not set a specific date for the start of service to Larkspur, but it is expected to begin both there and in Novato well before the Jan. 2 start date for a new schedule approved Wednesday by the board. That schedule includes both stations.

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