Celebrating 40 Years of BART — Share Your Memories

BART has been serving the Bay Area for four decades. How long have you been riding?


This September marks 40 years of BART service in the Bay Area. To celebrate the occasion, BART is gathering memorabilia and encouraging riders to share their own via Pinterest and Flickr.

Planning for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) began in the 1950s after the Key System had been dismantled.

The first passenger embarked on Sept. 11, 1972 on the first BART line, which ran between MacArthur and Fremont.

BART says we can expect to hear more about the 40th anniversary year in coming weeks, including special promotions and events. 

If you decide to use Flickr to share your antique BART photos, remember to use the Creative Commons license and tag photos with BART40th. Contributions and suggestions can also be emailed to bart40th@bart.gov.

How long have you been riding BART? What do you remember about past decades? How has the service changed? Share your BART memories in the comments below. Have an old photo? Click "upload" to share it.

David Ross September 07, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Forty years and they still haven't gotten it right. Rather than expanding within the original district they are expanding to San Jose. There's a need for a Dublin/Pleasanton to Walnut Creek route. The expansion to Livermore needs to be expedited. The system needs double tracking, something that should have been done from the beginning. Double tracking would allow for express services rather than having each train having to stop at each station,
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