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Old Posted Feb 18, 2022, 6:17 PM
edale edale is offline
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Originally Posted by tech12 View Post
You're wrong, as has been explained to you multiple times.

BART is a hybrid system that acts more like a traditional metro in the core of the system (SF/Oakland/Berkeley, where lines converge, there are more stations, and frequencies are good), and a commuter system out in the suburbs (just one or two stops per town, mostly for ferrying people to downtown SF, and to a lesser extent downtown Oakland or elsewhere). SF is the biggest downtown that is served by the system, by far (almost like it's the primary downtown of the entire Bay Area), and the SF section of track has the highest density of stations, and serves the most densely populated parts of the Bay Area (or any city outside of NYC). Meaning, there are a massive amount of passengers to serve that are going to and from SF. To say that BART is "overwhelmingly an East Bay, Oakland-centered service" is silly as hell.
BART serves a pretty limited section of SF, though. How many people are taking it for intra-SF trips? I have to imagine not that many, as it really just serves a single corridor. In that sense, it doesn't really function as the Metro system for the City itself. Though when you add together Muni + BART + Caltrain, SF has a pretty robust transit system.
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