BART preps for influx of riders headed to the San Francisco Pride Parade

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BART will add special event trains as needed to transport riders to the 53rd Annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration this Sunday, June 25. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale streets, closest to Embarcadero Station, and will end at Market and 8th streets, closest to Civic Center Station. 

BART will open at 8 a.m. and will run 5-line service until 9 p.m., at which point BART will run 3-line service, according to BART. From 9:30 to 11 a.m., event trains will bolster service between Millbrae and downtown San Francisco as well as between Pleasant Hill and downtown San Francisco. Later in the day, event trains will be staged to depart San Francisco stations beginning at 4 p.m. to Millbrae and Pleasant Hill and all stations between.

Last year, BART saw ridership soar on the day of the parade, achieving 112 percent of ridership projected for a typical Sunday prior to COVID.