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BART’s Fleet of the Future Train: A Preview

Last Sunday, I brought along a friend of mine visiting from Vermont to MacArthur BART to view the upcoming Fleet of the Future train by BART. Developed and built by Bombardier near Montreal, this new train will feature more passenger-friendly amenities, from 3 doors on each side instead of the current two, to more bike spaces and hanging straps. Perhaps the coolest feature would be brand new, digital route maps and station annunciator systems, features that have been long overdue and badly wanted by passengers. A train test engineer from Bombardier told me that it will start operating the new train (as a 10-car consist) from 2017 as more cars are being brought in from the East Coast.
Below are my photos and a video I took using Facebook Live to view the new BART train. Enjoy!

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