BART expands service for weekend sports events

09.25.08

BART expands service for weekend sports events

BART will run longer trains to accommodate the thousands of sports fans attending baseball and football games this weekend.  There’s the 3:00 p.m. Cal versus Colorado State match-up on Saturday, September 27.   There’s also the SF Giants/LA Dodgers game and the Oakland Raiders/San Diego Chargers game, which both begin at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, September 28.  As an added service, BART will have trains on stand-by for the thousands of fans leaving the football stadiums in Berkeley and Oakland. BART urges Golden Bears fans to enjoy Berkeley shops and eateries until the post-game crowd thins out.
 
On Sunday, BART personnel will be selling flash passes and round-trip BART tickets from tables at three stations to help ease demand at ticket machines.  Ticket tables will be open at the Dublin/Pleasanton, El Cerrito Del Norte and Fremont stations from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with BART staff selling flash passes to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station and regular round-trip blue BART tickets to downtown San Francisco stations for fans headed to AT&T Park. BART officials suggest riders buy round-trip tickets to avoid lines before the ride home.