Riders who won't scoot over in a packed train

I see them ALL THE TIME!!!

The 6-car Fremont train that I catch at MacArthur in the afternoon is ALWAYS packed like a can of sardines!

While BART should add more cars to the Richmond-Fremont line, the riders are also part of the problem. Today, I saw numerous riders sitting in the aisle seat, with the window seat vacant. They can CLEARLY see that other riders are standing, yet they don't scoot over to let them sit down!

The worst part is: they didn't even have bags or anything. They just wouldn't scoot over!

AntMoOAK's picture

Uhh yeah most folks will stand to let you sit in the vacant seat. Some prefer the aisle for different reasons. Now if you asked and they refused that's a different issue. Kindly say you'd like the seat and most will hop up to let you have it.

I board at Daly City and ride to Lake Merritt. I always take an aisle seat because I always get off the train before my eventual seatmate. Just ask and I'll hop up to let you into the window seat.

I get off the train in downtown S.F. and if I don't get an aisle seat, it's tough to squeeze through sometimes. I *always* let people by when they want the window seat.

I get off the train in downtown S.F. and if I don't get an aisle seat, it's tough to squeeze through sometimes. I *always* let people by when they want the window seat.