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BART to the Future: A Tour of Modern Transit in San Francisco [Walking Tour]

  • Glen Park BART Station 2901 Diamond Street San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States (map)
Early architect’s rendering of BART station showing trains beneath Mission and 24th Streets in San Francisco

BART to the Future: A Tour of Modern Transit in San Francisco


After decades of planning, design and construction, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) opened to the public in 1972. Join the Northern California Chapter of DOCOMOMO US on a tour on Saturday, October 10, to learn about the history, Mid-Century Modern design, and construction techniques of the system. The tour will visit several BART stations designed by prominent local Modern architects including Ernest Born, SOM, and Gardner Dailey. While riding between stations, information on additional system components will be presented, including graphics, industrial design and public artwork. Tour details:

Date and Time: Gather in front of Glen Park Bart Station at 9:45am on Saturday, October 10. The tour will start promptly at 10am and last approximately 3 hours, including stops in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. The tour will officially end at Lake Merritt Station, with optional post-tour drinks and snacks in Uptown Oakland.