BART increases service for big weekend events


BART increases service for big weekend events

Longer trains will accommodate large crowds

BART will increase trains lengths and use additional trains to accommodate the thousands of people who will choose the ease of riding BART over gridlocked freeways, steep gas prices and sky-high parking fees when they head to the many events throughout the Bay Area this weekend.

Typically, after the morning commute, BART reduces the number of cars that make up a train before lengthening trains again for the evening commute. However, on Friday, October 6, most BART trains will remain at their morning commute lengths to accommodate crowds headed to Fleet Week activities (, the Oakland A's vs. the Minnesota Twins division series game at McAfee Coliseum, the Chris Brown concert and the San Francisco opera and symphony performances.

While BART will keep the usual Saturday and Sunday schedules, service will be increased by adding more cars to the normal weekend train sizes during the Fleet Week events, the Oregon Ducks vs. Cal Bears game Saturday in Berkeley and the Oakland Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers game at Monster Park on Sunday.

Additionally, during Saturday's Cal Bears game, BART will have five extra trains to plug into the existing Saturday train schedule to accommodate crowds. BART will also use those bonus trains to handle Oakland A's crowds should the A's have a playoff game on Saturday.