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April 15, 2014 > Tour Fleet of the Future train car model

Tour Fleet of the Future train car model

Submitted By Bay Area Rapid Transit

Riders spoke and BART listened when designing the new Fleet of the Future train cars. Now the public is invited to experience what the new fleet will look and feel like during an unprecedented outreach effort with 10 events held all over the Bay Area between April 16th and May 9th.Ê The public will get to walk through the model train car and provide feedback on the new modern features.Ê This tour is the final review of the train car design before manufacturing and testing begin.

By popular demand, the new cars will be:
* Quieter: Òmicro-plugÓ doors will help seal out noise
* Cooler:Ê cooling systems will distribute air directly to the ceilings, making it more comfortable for standees on hot days
* Comfortable:Ê padded seats will have lumbar support and will be covered with wipeable fabric for ease of cleaning
* Easy to use:Ê routes will be color coded like the BART system map, and next stop information will be readily available via automated announcements and digital screens.


Tour schedule:

San FranciscoÑJustin Herman Plaza
(Near Embarcadero Station)
April 16, 2014 | 11:30amÐ7:00pm
Ê
West Oakland Station
April 18, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

Fremont Station
April 21, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

Pittsburg/Bay Point Station
April 23, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

San FranciscoÑCivic Center Plaza
(Fulton Street near Civic Center Station)
April 25, 2014 | 11:00amÐ7:00pmÊ

North Berkeley Station
April 29, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

Milpitas/San JoseÑGreat Mall
Main Transit Center
(Great Mall Parkway & S. Main Street)
May 2, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

Dublin/Pleasanton Station
May 5, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pmÊ

Fruitvale Station
May 7, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

Concord Station
May 9, 2014 | 2:00Ð7:00pm

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

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