It sounds like by 1972, the tunnel that travelled under the bay between SF and Oakland had not been completed. The north/south route was open between Richmond and Fremont (not Hayward like I had previously said).christine2448 said:Not sure I understand.......so bart was train, not bus...but on their website they had a station in Oakland, starting service in 1972...
Bart (the bus service there) had 1st passengers in 1972....between 9/11/72 and 1/29/73 I come up with 18 stations.
No service to San Fran, but did have service to Fremont in 72, Richmond early 73.
11 Sept 1972 - Oakland (MacArthur) - Fremont (44.8 km, 12 stations)
[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]29 Jan 1973 - Oakland - Richmond (17.6 km, 6 stations)[/font]
[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Am I just not getting it? This isn't the right idea? Dang it! Thought I was on to something LOL!
BART runs on a track similar to train. Here is picture of what a BART train looks like: http://www.urbanrail.net/am/snfr/sf-bart-lakemerritt1.jpg
The reason for the clarification is that BART had a limited area that it provided transportation to (even more limited since the line to SF was not operational at the time). The Greyhound station that existed in downtown Oakland in the 1970's would have provided transportation to anywhere in the U.S.
And if its any consolation to you Christine, the people of the Bay Area have been trying and figure BART out with little luck for thirty years. The common refrain was "We asked for a train, and we got a space ship?!?"