Data-driven passenger load charts
BART is now offering weekly train car loading charts to provide a snapshot of what riders can expect on-board trains during the COVID-19 pandemic. The commitment to share this data is part of BART's 15-Step Plan.
How to read the chart:
- The charts are based on our train schedule. Look up the line you ride.
- The number listed is the average number of riders on each car (not the entire train) as the train moves from station to station on the line.
- Riders can maintain social distancing of 6 feet on-board train cars with about 30 people per car. Social distancing of 3 feet can be achieved with about 60 people per car.
- If you are looking to avoid crowding, find trains with the fewest people on board.
What you should know:
- The data reflects the average number of riders on each car as the train departs each station, which is why the end of line stations show as zero.
- The data is an estimation calculated from fare gate information and assumes passengers are evenly spread through all cars on a train. In practice, you’ll find more passengers on the middle cars, and fewer on the front and rear cars of a train.
- The data is not available in real-time and we do not have the ability to track actual numbers of passengers on a given car. Therefore, the numbers on the charts may not be reflected on a car where riders have not spread out evenly to more open cars on the same train, or for trains that experience delays which result in more people boarding.
- Loading data is not available for BART to Antioch DMU trains or BART to OAK trains and will not be included in the chart.
Crowding Charts for Week of September 28 - October 2
Crowding Charts for Week of September 21 - September 25
Crowding Charts for Week of September 8 - September 11
Crowding Charts for Week of August 31 - September 4
Crowding Charts for Week of August 24 - August 28
Crowding Charts for Week of August 17 - August 21
Crowding Charts for Week of August 10 - August 14
Crowding Charts for Week of August 3 - August 7
Crowding Charts for Week of July 27 - July 31
Crowding Charts for Week of July 20 - July 24
Crowding Charts for Week of July 13 - July 17
Crowding Charts for Week of July 6 - July 10
Crowding Charts for Week of June 29 - July 3