OAKLAND (KCBS) — Many Warriors fans are taking BART to get to the streets of Oakland for Friday’s victory parade and celebration, but it’s not clear the system will break the previous ridership record.
The previous record was 568,061 riders in 2012 during the Giants Championship Parade. As of 10:30 a.m. there have been about 200,000 entries to BART system wide, according to BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.READ MORE: Yuba County Agency Mulls Water Shipments to Bay Area Counties
Trost said the Fremont station has had nearly 10,000 entries this morning because of the Warriors celebration.
The top three entry points on BART this morning have been the Fremont, Dublin and El Cerrito del Norte stations.READ MORE: 'Let it Glow' SF Lights Up San Francisco To Revive Pandemic-Stricken Downtown
“There’s just so many people,” BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. “We’re going to have record ridership.”
“We saw a huge morning,” said BART spokesman Jim Allison. “We’re not sure we’re going to eclipse the previous record and it’s really tough for us to judge now. We did, at the Fremont Station, basically open the fare gates and let everyone come in, so we kind of lost count a little bit.”
Allison said rider safety is the highest importance for BART during these heavy traffic days and riders should heed all instructions given in the trains and at the stations.MORE NEWS: Officials: Marin County Parents Knowingly Sent Child To School With COVID; 75 Students Quarantined
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