Did You Use BART on Record Saturday?

How was parking? Were trains overcrowded? Should city-goers take it Sunday?


BART announced Sunday morning that it had 319,484 riders Saturday, a new record for a weekend day.

With many events happening again Sunday, ridership again is expected to be high. Activities include Fleet Week, America's Cup, a San Francisco Giants playoff game, a San Francisco 49ers game, the Castro Street Fair, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and the Italian Heritage Parade.

BART added trains for this weekend. If you took BART Saturday, we want to know whether it worked and whether you'd recommend it to anyone going into the city. How was parking? Was your train overcrowded? Were trains on time?

The record on Saturday shattered the previous high for a weekend, which was 278,586 on Sept. 1, 2007, a weekend of three major sporting events and a Bay Bridge closure, according to BART. Average Saturday ridership in 2012 is 202,000.

Rick Eymer October 08, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Not on Saturday, but I did Sunday and it was manageable. SF Muni was a different story! Overcrowded but not too bad.
coy October 08, 2012 at 09:00 AM
I didn't use either day, but I conclude the record high gas prices played some factor as well.
Bug Planet October 08, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I drove into SF Saturday evening - traffic was unusually light - I guess everyone heeded the warning and took the train.


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