BART to open early and run long, extra trains for 2016 SF Pride
BART will be opening early at 7:00 am on Sunday, June 26th to accommodate revelers attending San Francisco’s annual LGBTQ Pride parade. We strongly encourage customers to take advantage of this pilot opening time to beat the crowds and take one of the early trains downtown, which will be running on a 20-minute service schedule. Utilization of the first trains will determine whether BART will open early again for SF Pride next year. Additional event trains will run throughout the day, but we still expect heavy ridership through the City – especially for those entering or exiting at Civic Center Station.
Make sure you purchase a Clipper Card© or ticket before traveling in order to avoid long lines at our ticket machines.
As with any large event, BART Police rely on passengers to report suspicious or illegal activity happening on trains or in stations. Be on the lookout for abandoned packages, suspicious behavior, or unattended vehicles; let a nearby station agent or police officer know if you encounter these things while riding. Download the BART Watch app from the App Store or Google Play. Additional officers will be on patrol during SF Pride weekend, but passengers must still remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times. Remember the important advice: If you see something, say something!
BART wishes everyone attending a safe and happy weekend, and celebrates our region’s diversity alongside riders.