Gleaming new BART cars have been released

BART Fleet of the Future first lookPhoto by Jarrett Carlston

One shiny new BART train finally crossed the Bay this week.

The facelift features royal blue and neon yellow seats (think: Dory, Sonic the Hedgehog, the Seahawks), added bike racks, digitized maps, and much more standing room than before.

There’s also a new sound: automated station announcements are now in use.

After many delays, only one new 10-car train has begun to run daily. SF Chronicle reports that BART hopes to add five new trains, one for each line, by the end of the year.

It will take until 2022 for all 775 cars (equivalent to about 75 trains) to be in use across all BART routes.


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