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Bay Area Transit Services Ramp Up Service For Saturday Women's March Rallies

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Both BART and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are ramping up service Saturday due to large crowds expected at several rallies happening throughout the Bay Area in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the country's 45th president.

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Several rallies were planned Saturday for 10 a.m., including a Women's March in Oakland from Madison Park to Frank Ogawa Plaza.

Women's March in Oakland Route Map

BART is running longer trains Saturday, as they did Friday, and will have more station agents, technicians and police officers on hand, officials said.

The VTA is also adding more light rail trains on both the Santa Teresa and Winchester lines to downtown San Jose, VTA officials said this morning.

Women's March in San Jose Route Map
Women's March in San Jose Route Map

Also at 10 a.m., a Women's March began from San Jose City Hall to Cesar Chavez Plaza, followed by rally at the plaza.

In San Francisco, a 12:30 p.m. 13th Annual Walk For Life West Coast rally is planned at the city's Civic Center Plaza, followed by a march down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.

Pro-choice demonstrators will protest the march. They're expected to convene at 1:30 p.m. near Market and Powell streets.

Women's March in San Francisco Route Map

At 3 p.m. a Women's March rally will begin at Civic Center Plaza, followed by a candlelight march to Justin Herman Plaza.

Additionally, a 5 p.m. march and hike in solidarity with the Women's March will be held at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage preserved in Vallejo.

The Women's March is part of a larger movement, with several marches in support of women's rights happening throughout the country Saturday.

In Walnut Creek, a rally also in support of women's rights began at Civic Park and followed by a march through downtown at 12:15 p.m.

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