BART to run longer trains for sports fans and weekend festivals


BART to run longer trains for sports fans and weekend festivals

BART will operate longer trains to serve the crowds heading to sports events and ethnic festivals this weekend.  Also on Sunday, San Francisco "Sunday Street" revelers can ride BART to link to Muni to get to this month’s Sunday Streets event, which promotes a safe, fun, car-free day when people can get out and get active in San Francisco communities. 

BART CONVENIENT FOR FOOTBALL, BASEBALL & SOCCER FANS
BART’s Coliseum Station is steps away from Saturday’s Raider Nation Celebration at Oakland Coliseum.  If you’re a baseball fan heading to AT&T Park, take BART to the downtown San Francisco stations for this weekend’s Giants versus Cincinnati series.  Soccer buffs can take BART to Balboa Park Station to connect with Muni’s Candlestick Shuttle for the doubleheader soccer match at Candlestick Park.

GETTING TO SF ETHNIC AND SUNDAY STREETS EVENTS
On Saturday and Sunday, the 36th annual Nihonmachi Street Fair will take place in San Francisco’s Japantown from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To get there you can take BART to Powell or  Montgomery Street Station, then walk to Geary Street to catch a Muni 38 Geary bus. 

The Filipino Pistahan Parade, which travels from Market Street at Beale Street to Yerba Buena Gardens, will be held on Saturday.  You can access the parade route from BART’s Embarcadero, Montgomery or Powell Street stations.  At 10 a.m., the opening ceremony will take place on Beale Street between Market and Mission streets. The parade will follow the ceremony, starting at Beale Street and Market Street, proceed west on Market Street to 4th Street, south to Folsom Street, north on 3rd Street and into Yerba Buena Gardens, where the Pistahan Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

The fifth of six 2009 Sunday Streets events will be held this Sunday, August 9, in Golden Gate Park and along Great Highway.  This event covers a route between JFK Drive at Transverse Drive and Great Highway at Sloat Boulevard and features recreational activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Event organizers will be located at Lincoln Way and Great Highway to provide activity details and free bike rentals.  For more about Sunday Streets visit www.sundaystreetssf.com.

There are several Muni lines that connect BART to this weekend’s SF Sunday Streets event.  For all Muni connection information go to www.sfmta.com.  Riders can plan their BART trip using the BART QuickPlanner.