BART is gearing up for what promises to be a spectacular Sunday in the Bay Area by significantly increasing carrying capacity with more train cars and extra trains timed to meet special event crowds. The plan worked so well yesterday that BART didn't just set a new ridership record, it shattered it.
319,484 people rode BART Saturday, October 6, 2012, breaking the previous Saturday/Sunday record of 278, 586 set September 1, 2007 when the Bay Bridge was closed and there were three major sporting events. To put the 319,484 number in perspective, consider that the average for Saturdays in 2012 is about 202,000.
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Updated 9:39 am: corrected previous record