How to Get to the Giants' Ticker Tape Parade

Caltrain will add more trains during the Wednesday morning commute from the South Bay to San Francisco to accommodate Giants' fans, Halloween revelers and daily commuters.

San Francisco will hold a ticker tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, and if the occasion is anything like 2010, you're going to want to get there in ways other than your car.

The parade in honor of the Giants' World Series victory against the Detroit Tigers will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of Market Street and continue to Civic Center Plaza.

To get to the parade, mass transit options are strongly suggested.

Caltrain is expected to add more trains Wednesday morning to accomodate the thousands of fans who want to attend. In 2010, Caltrain carried an additional 25,000 to 30,000 riders to the Giants parade and celebration in downtown San Francisco.

That year, Caltrain ran nine extra northbound trains and six extra southbound trains. Fans, and commuters, bought 26,000 tickets that day. By comparison, sales on a normal first Wednesday of the month was about 9,000 in 2010.

And BART is expected to add longer trains to its route, as it did in 2010.

If you want to know what you might experience if you head to San Francisco, we've included some images from the Giants' 2010 parade.

The Giants swept the Tigers, winning the series in Game 4 in Detroit Sunday night with a 4-3 victory. It is the team's second World Series win in three years.

—Bay City News contributed to this article


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