49% Spike in Ridership After Bay Bridge Closes

BART beat previous records for ridership on Weds. after a piece of the Bay Bridge that was fixed over the Memorial Day weekend failed.

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November 2, 2009, 5:00 AM PST

By Tim Halbur


"Trains carried 437,200 riders easily stomping on the previous September 8, 2008 record of 405,400. System ridership was up 26% and Transbay showed a 53% gain over an average Wednesday.

While BART carried an extra 27,400 passengers on Wednesday morning, Thursday saw a further increase to 32,900 morning passengers, setting the stage for a new Thursday ridership record."

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