BART lengthens trains for Memorial Day Weekend events

BART lengthens trains for Memorial Day Weekend events

Longer Trains for Carnaval, Giants & A's Games

BART will use longer trains to accommodate the crowds going to the many different Memorial Day weekend events, including the Carnaval Street Festival and Grand Parade in San Francisco and the Giants games at AT&T Park. Then, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, BART will operate on a Sunday schedule, but keep many trains long for those attending the Oakland A's game.

BART will keep a close eye on crowds and lengthen trains as necessary to accommodate riders attending both the day long Carnaval Street Festival along Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd streets and the Grand Parade on Sunday, which starts at 9:30 a.m. near Bryant and 24th streets. Those wishing to attend the festival or the parade should take BART to either the 24th Street/Mission or 16th St./Mission stations.

BART also plans to lengthen trains during the times fans head to the Giants games on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the Giants take on the Colorado Rockies beginning at 6:05 p.m. and then play the Rockies again on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Those going to the game should get off at the Embarcadero Station and transfer to a MUNI train, which will take them to AT&T Park. Those holding BART tickets or a Flash Pass are eligible to purchase a special, $2.00 roundtrip MUNI ticket to AT&T Park, which is $1.00 less than the normal MUNI fare.

To help expedite the flow of passengers through the faregates, BART will set up a table at the Dublin/Pleasanton Station from 7:30 a.m. on Sunday until 10 a.m. where staff will sell $10.10 roundtrip Flash Passes for unlimited travel between the Dublin/Pleasanton Station and any BART Station between Embarcadero and 24th Street/Mission stations. Those who purchase a Flash Pass simply flash it at a Station Agent as they go through the swing gates located next to the Station Agent's booth.

BART will operate on a Sunday schedule for Memorial Day, however BART will add a few extra trains to the schedule to accommodate crowds leaving the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station after watching the Oakland A's take on Kansas City at McAfee Coliseum. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m.

BART will lengthen trains on the two lines that serve the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station. Dublin/Pleasanton line (Blue) trains will be nine cars long all day and Richmond line (Orange) trains will be six cars long after 5 p.m.