Apr 4, 2014
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BART has unveiled the design of its future fleet of train cars.

The transit agency is holding events at 10 stations between April 16 and May 9 to allow the public to tour a model car and provide feedback.

“This is the final review of the train car design before manufacturing and testing begin,” BART said.

The new train car is quieter, with “micro-plug” doors to seal out noise, and has a more efficient cooling system for hot days, the transit agency said. There are also padded seats with lumbar support with an easily wipeable fabric.

More details about BART’s New Train Car Project can be found at www.bart.gov/cars.

See below the video for the dates and stations where you can see the train car in person.

Times & Locations

San Francisco—Justin Herman Plaza
(Near Embarcadero Station)
April 16, 2014 | 11:30am–7:00pm

West Oakland Station
April 18, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

Fremont Station
April 21, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

Pittsburg/Bay Point Station
April 23, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

San Francisco—Civic Center Plaza
(Fulton Street near Civic Center Station)
April 25, 2014 | 11:00am–7:00pm

North Berkeley Station
April 29, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

Milpitas/San Jose—Great Mall
Main Transit Center
(Great Mall Parkway & S. Main Street)
May 2, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

Dublin/Pleasanton Station
May 5, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

Fruitvale Station
May 7, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm

Concord Station
May 9, 2014 | 2:00–7:00pm


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.