Seen & heard on BART this week: romance, Christmas ham, Mariachi band

Seen & heard on BART this week: romance, Christmas ham, Mariachi band

Pay phone at Fruitvale BART

BART riders are a busy bunch -- taking trains to work, to play, to meet friends and travel around the Bay Area. While they're on BART they're gaming, crocheting, listening to music, reading and people-watching. Here's a fresh batch of things people saw and talked about on BART this week. We'll update this page every week so come back to see what people are doing on BART.  We compile these from, the social networking and microblogging service where users share short messages or "tweets" about what they're doing. You can follow our Twitter feed at We're also looking for rider-contributed photos like the one on this page from Flickr user kismet_70, of a real old-fashioned pay phone at the Fruitvale BART Station.  We're giving away $25 BART tickets periodically for our favorite contributions. Find out more about that promotion and about how to contribute photos.

Wednesday, Dec. 30:

Seen on BART: Couple sharing iPhone headphones on this romantic ride up to San Francisco.

Tuesday, Dec. 29:

The lights in this BART train are pretty dim. Is it trying to set the mood?

Monday, Dec. 28:

Man, even the dude who plays trumpet in the Embarcadero BART station has the day off!

Spotted on BART: Marjorie from ANTM cycle 11. The awkward French chick with the pixie cut. I've seen her at the SF mall too!

Sunday Dec. 27:

Just answered a call on my cell while on bart under the bay.

Saturday, Dec. 26:

Left my leftover Christmas ham on BART. If you find foil-wrapped ham on BART, eat it. It's fine. Leave a pie for me on a Daly City train.

Friday, Dec. 25:

Music man boarding at embarcadero#bart
Thursday, Dec. 24:
I love the Mission. A Mariachi band @ the 24th BART station. Feliz Navidad!

Wednesday, Dec. 23:

BART today, teenager sitting next to me. Neck tatted up, all in red, dots on his knucles etc, intensely reading …Little House on the Prairie

Tuesday, Dec. 22:

Things I don't understand No. 427: how people can listen to their iPods on BART so loudly it hurts MY ears. Why don't they go deaf?

Photo credit, this page, pay phone at Fruitvale BART, by Flickr user kismet_70