Transportation Survival Guide for Getting to AT&T Park for the World Series

By: Sylvia Ramirez - Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:15:33 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)--Public Transit is the way to go to get to AT&T Park for the World Series Games if you want to avoid traffic and parking expenses.  Here are your transportation options:

MUNI:

The San Francisco Muni encourages baseball fans to take BART, Caltrain, ferries, taxis, walk or bike to the 2012 World Series games at AT&T Park, Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25. The games will start at 5:07 p.m., with pre-game activities beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The following Muni service is available to and from all home games:

· T Third

· N Judah

· Metro Baseball Shuttles

· 10 Townsend (Service until 7:40 p.m., weekdays)

· 30 Stockton

· 45 Union-Stockton

· 47 Van Ness

· 83X (Service until 8:00 p.m., weekdays)

Baseball fans transferring from BART may purchase pre-paid fare (round trip) at the Embarcadero Station. Round-trip tickets will also be available at the Embarcadero Station. Sales at this location will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m. One way (single trip) transfers can be purchased at the 2nd and King streets AT&T Park ticket windows beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing until one hour after the game.

Muni will schedule eight additional Metro "baseball shuttles" to supplement the existing N Judah and T Third service to the ballpark. The additional service will begin three hours prior to the game and continue until approximately 20 minutes after the start of the game.

For more information on transit service to AT&T Park, please visit www.sfmta.com <http://www.sfmta.com/cms/mroutes/pacbsvc.htm>; www.511.org <http://www.511.org/>; or <http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/ballpark/directions/index.jsp>.

Post-game map: <http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/downloads/y2012/postgame_map.pdf>
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TAXIS:

There are three taxi stands available near AT&T Park for home games:

· 2nd Street (west side) between Townsend and King streets (Note: This taxi stand will be closed for post-game)

· 2nd Street (west side) between Brannan and Townsend streets (Note: This taxi stand will open for post-game only)

· 3rd Street (west side) between King and Townsend streets
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BICYCLES:

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition operates a secure free bike parking facility at AT&T Park. Bicycle parking is located on the south side of the ballpark, along PortWalk, and opens two hours before every game and closes 30 minutes after each game. For more information, please visit www.sfbike.org/giants <http://www.sfbike.org/?giants>.
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TRAFFIC:
 
Parking at Pier 30 will be available for the World Series. The cost is $40. The parking charge in Lot A will be $45.

For each home game during the World Series, the following street closures will be required from the top of the seventh inning until the post-game traffic is clear:

· 2nd Street between King and Townsend streets

· Eastbound King Street between 2nd and 3rd streets

Northbound 4th Street between Channel Street and The Peter Maloney 4th Street Bridge

More than 25 SFMTA Parking Control Officers will also contribute to the ease of getting to and from the game. Prior to each game, these PCOs will be deployed to key locations around the ballpark to facilitate pedestrians, transit vehicles and other traffic.
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BART:
 
Just as sports devotees avidly support local teams, BART is on deck to get thousands of Giants fans to AT&T Park for the first 2012 World Series game on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

BART will run longer trains, operate additional event trains as necessary and have additional staff on hand to help customers who need assistance.

New riders need to know that everyone who rides BART needs a BART ticket or Clipper card to enter the system. Here are a few tips to avoid the crush at the ticket machines:

Load up your Clipper card with extra value.  Or, if buying a BART ticket, purchase a round trip ticket at the station you begin your trip.

Plan your trip by using the BART QuickPlanner on http://www.bart.gov/
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FERRY:

San Francisco Bay Ferries - Vallejo Service will have special direct service to and from AT&T Park for all Giants World Series games.

For all games, the ferry will depart Vallejo at 3:00 PM. Game dates are Wed/Thur Oct 24/25 for Games 1 and 2.

Games 6 and 7 (if played) will take place on Wed/Thur Oct 31/Nov 1.

Tickets are on sale now at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal Ticket Office.

Adult tickets are $27.00, reduced fare $13.50 for youths 6-12, seniors 65+, and disabled.

More information at http://www.sfferryriders.com
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CALTRAIN:
 
Caltrain will provide its extra post-game service (express and local) for the World Seriesgames.  It also will add capacity for some of the pre-game trains.  Please be courteous to the regular Caltrain commuters.

Caltrain is the best way to get to AT&T Park from the South Bay and Peninsula. With the San Francisco Caltrain Station located one block from the ballpark, fans arrive energized to cheer on the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Before you hop aboard, review these things to know before you go:

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. Buy your ticket from station vending machine or use a valid Clipper card.

    No tickets sold onboard.
    Save time: Buy a Day Pass, which is valid all day.
    Clipper card (e-cash and 8-ride tickets) users: remember to tag on and tag off.
    Passengers without valid tickets are subject to citation.
    Caltrain parking is enforced on weekends.

Service to 2012 World Series Games:

5 p.m.- Weekday World Series Game

Post-game Service

Weekends & Weeknight games

An express train to San Carlos leaves approximately 15 minutes after the last out or when full and makes all local* stops after San Carlos to San Jose Diridon. A second train will leave 25 minutes after the game or when full and serve all local* stops to San Jose Diridon.

On Fireworks Nights, the express and local trains will depart approximately 15 and 25 minutes, respectively, after the fireworks, or when full.

Open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on trains departing from San Francisco beginning at 9 p.m. on game days.

More information at http://www.caltrain.com/

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