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BART Gets 10 New Rail Cars

Fewer seats and more room for standing commuters are among the updates to the rail cars coming to BART.
January 25, 2018, 12pm PST | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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After getting the approval of the California Public Utilities Commission, ten new rail cars are ready to be integrated into BART service in the Bay Area. "The new cars have three doors on each side for quicker passenger loading and unloading, modern signage and automated announcements," Michael Cabanatuan writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. The seats also feature new coverings.

"BART’s original timeline called for the first of hundreds of new cars to go into service in 2016, but delays caused by electrical problems pushed the start date into November 2017," Cabanatuan reports. There are over 600 cars in the BART system, and current plans call for that number to go up to 775 cars by 2020.

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Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in San Francisco Chronicle
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