BART increases service for Giants parade; trains will run until 2AM
BART is gearing up to carry hundreds of thousands of baseball fans to downtown San Francisco on Friday, October 31 to celebrate the Giants World Series seventh game win. BART will run its rush hour service all day--using every available train possible. To ensure that everyone can get home safely, trains will run until 2AM. Trains to and from the city will be at maximum length and frequency.
About 100 extra BART employees in yellow vests will be stationed throughout the system to help with crowd control and to assist passengers. BART Police will have extra patrols and extra train technicians were also on hand just in case. Ticket sales tables will be set up at Fremont, Dublin, Bay Point and Millbrae stations to help speed up ticket purchases.
Large crowds are expected and passengers should anticipate long lines and crowded trains. BART will have additional staff on hand to help customers who need assistance and offer crowd control. BART officials are urging fans to buy their roundtrip tickets or load up their Clipper® cards before Friday’s ticker tape parade in San Francisco.
Check out the handy video above.
BART wants everyone to have fun and get to the parade safely. New riders need to know that everyone who rides BART needs a BART ticket or Clipper card to enter the system.
Here are other Giants parade day tips:
o Load your Clipper card with extra value or, if buying a BART ticket, purchase a round trip ticket before parade day.
o Avoid peak commute hours (6AM-9AM and 4PM-6PM).
o If possible, leave your bike at home or double lock your bike at the station. Trains will be very crowded.
o Allow extra time to get to San Francisco before the parade begins at 12 Noon.
o Parking rules and restrictions will be enforced. Consider getting to the station by alternative means such as carpooling, walking, biking (and parking your bike at the station) or taking a bus, as parking lots will fill up very early. Do not park in permit spaces if you don’t have a permit. (Even if you have a reserved space, we cannot guarantee eager fans won’t park there—we will be ticketing).
o Plan your trip using the BART QuickPlanner but for the most accurate information about the added service, use Real Time Departures.
o You can get automated BART Service Advisories (BSA) on your phone. BART offers both email and text options. To sign up for BSAs, please visit us at www.bart.gov/alerts.
o For on-demand service information, you can use our mobile site m.bart.gov or request BART real time departures, service advisories and more via text message. To get started text "BART go" to 468311 or jump right in and text "BART" + your station name. We'll text you back in seconds. Follow us on Twitter @sfbart for news or @sfbartalert for automated service advisories.