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BART Gets Ready For "Epic Weekend"

Extra trains ordered as sporting events, Fleet Week and concerts may make traveling tough in the Bay Area

BART is gearing up for what it's calling an "epic weekend" of travel around the Bay Area.

The transit service is putting extra trains and cars on its lines this weekend because of a plethora of big events in the Bay Area.

Among them are the Fleet Week celebrations in San Francisco Bay, America's Cup races, concerts at East Bay music venues and home games for the 49ers, Giants and possibly the Oakland A's.

BART's ramp up begins on Friday with extra cars being added to trains during non-peak hours. Special event trains will also be added, including one for a bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

A dozen special event trains will run along with extra cars on regular trains on Saturday and Sunday.

Extra station agents and technicians are also being called in.

There's more information in this article posted on BART's home page.

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Tim October 05, 2012 at 12:32 AM
In addition, it's nuts to take BART to a Giants game. You either hike a mile or pack in like a sardine on Muni. I usually suck it up and pay to park nearby AT&T but I'm sure the prices will be jacked this weekend. I'm going Sunday. I plan on driving over to San Mateo and taking Caltrain. It's not ideal, but at least it takes you right to the park and it's certainly better than BART/Muni/Walking or overpriced parking.
Tim October 05, 2012 at 12:35 AM
One more note about the A's. If they advance to the ALCS there could be a problem for the Raiders and the NFL. Game 7 of the ALCS would be played on Sunday, Oct 21. The Raiders are home that day. The A's would be too, if there is a Game 7 and they played against the Wild Card team (if its NYY, then it's not an issue as NYY would have home field).
Tim October 05, 2012 at 12:37 AM
That's not likely, but I certainly hope so! I think Cinci was the tougher matchup. A Washington team without Strasburg would have been easier imo.
James Nelson October 05, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Tim, One thing I've come to Realize is that the Giants have a Tendency to surprise me I've Witnessed games which had the Giants down by 5 in the 7th and then miraculously make a comeback and usually on the second out of an Inning. If the Universe goes perfect enough, the Giants have the potential to shine but I will admit that my Support of them has been Ridiculed in the past due to them losing Games to the Worst Teams in the League. Still, it's not about Losing or Winning but having fun and I feel they get it more than others. The very first MLB Game I attended was at the Oakland A's whom just happened to be playing the Giants, it was like Love at first sight and I've been a fan since, close to 23 years which just Devastated the Avid A's Fans in my Blood Line. LOL.
Tim October 05, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Would I be surprised if the Giants beat Cinci? No, I wouldn't. But, this is not the 2010 team. I think the offense is better this year but, as any real baseball person will tell you, it's pitching and defense that wins in the postseason, and this years pitching is not nearly as good. This is not the same Tim Lincecum who was lights out in 2010 and the Romo/Lopez/Casilla "closer by catastrophe" is not Brian Wilson. But again, most of these guys have been there and have the experience, so you never know. For the A's it troubles me that they are young and inexperienced, but I'd take their relief pitching over SF... Cook is a great setup guy and Balfour has been untouchable. These are two very contrasting teams. I don't think either makes it to the WS, but if I had to pick one, I'd take Oakland, especially having seen the Yankees struggle at times this year. I think their path is a little easier; notwithstanding Detroit and their triple crown winner Cabrera.

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