Fleet of the Future | New Train Car Model Is Coming!
Please Join Us. Over 17,000 customers have provided BART with valuable feedback on the design of the new train cars via email, surveys, and public events. We are pleased to bring you another opportunity to check out the Fleet of the Future design. New train car builder Bombardier Transportation has built a life-sized model of the interior and exterior of approximately half of a train car for public viewing. BART would like you to walk through and tell us what you think. Your observations will help define the BART experience for years to come. See the event calendar below.
Justin Herman Plaza @ BlueSky Festival
West Oakland Station
Civic Center Plaza
North Berkeley Station
Accessibility. All events will have a wheelchair lift (weight limit 750lbs.), except North Berkeley, which will have a ramp. If you need language assistance services, please call (510) 464-6752 at least 72 hours prior to the date of the event.
BART's Fleet of the Future
BART began service over 40 years ago. The original BART cars are near the end of their useful lives and need to be replaced.
Bombardier Transit Corporation will build BART's Fleet of the Future. A complex supply chain and assembly process, followed by rigorous testing, will result in the first new train cars going into service in 2017.
Over 17,000 customers provided input on the new cars during the design phase. Based on this input, the new cars will be:
- Quieter: "micro-plug" doors will help seal out noise
- Cooler: cooling systems will distribute air directly to the ceilings, making it more comfortable for standees on hot days
- Comfortable: padded seats will be covered with wipeable fabric for ease of cleaning
- Easy to use: routes will be color coded like the BART system map, and next stop information will be readily available via automated announcements and digital screens.
BART's goal is to order 1,000 new train cars, increasing the number of seats in the fleet by approximately 40%.
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