Bart Warns Riders to Plan for a Challenging Morning Thursday

Golden State Warriors fans cheer from behind barricades as they for the NBA basketball team's world championship parade in Oakland, Calif. Friday, June 19, 2015. in a rare moment of glory, Oakland will shine in the national spotlight as the Golden State Warriors parade through the city with their NBA championship trophy. (AP Photo/ Jeff Chiu)

Thursday’s Warriors parade has BART planning for a challenging morning and it’s strongly advising riders to do the same.  BART says commuters should leave for work early and buy tickets ahead of time so they won’t be stuck in long lines Thursday morning.  The transit agency says the 2015 Warriors championship parade through downtown Oakland drew a million people and BART officials say they’re hearing that one and-a-half to two-million people could turn out for Thursday’s parade.  People taking BART to the parade should not use the Lake Merritt station because crowds are likely to keep trains from stopping there.