BART is planning to run trains every five minutes through San Francisco starting Sunday morning, in what it says is its "most robust service ever" for San Francisco's Pride Parade.

Also, trains like the Red Line that run direct between Richmond and Millbrae, which don't typically run on weekends, will be running.

"BART will open at 8am and run 5-line service with trains every 5 minutes through Downtown San Francisco," the agency says in an announcement. "Additional event trains will be dispatched as ridership warrants. After 9pm, BART will run 3-line service."

There will be special "event trains" running between Millbrae and Embarcadero stations, as well as from the East Bay between Pleasant Hill and SF. These extra trains will run between 9:30am and and 11 am, with the parade kicking off at 10:30 am.

BART is also encouraging riders not to try getting off trains at the beginning of the parade route, at Embarcadero, or at Civic Center where the all-day Pride Festival will be happening. Instead, they recommend using Montgomery and Powell stations to exit, to avoid overcrowding in the stations.

Last year's Pride Sunday was the busiest day BART had seen since before the pandemic — though BART has seen other very busy days since then, at least on some event weekends. The agency says it handled 140,006 total trips last Pride Sunday, and this year's attendance is exected to be even larger.

BART expects its busiest hours to be between 10 am and 2 pm, and between 4 pm and 8 pm as people leave the city.

BART also wants you to know that they will be out selling Pride merch on Sunday at Civic Center. BART won't have a booth there on Saturday, but they will be there Sunday, and here's a look at what they're hawking.

Photo courtesy of BART