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January 24, 2012 > Fleet of the Future: Update on key features for new train cars

Fleet of the Future: Update on key features for new train cars

Submitted By BART

For an update on the very latest in BART's Fleet of the Future project, which will replace the oldest fleet of train cars in the nation, visit to download the presentation that was made to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

The presentation includes the status of the schedule and budget for the project and a list of 10 key design features to be incorporated in the new fleet, based on input from BART and the public. The 10 key features are 1) Split train capability; 2) Three doors on each car to facilitate access and egress; 3) Energy-efficiency improvements; 4). Exterior digital displays showing route color and destination; 5) Better passenger information - audio and visual; 6) Noise and HVAC improvements; 7) Easier to clean seats and floors; 8) More hand-holds; 9) More priority seating for seniors and people with disabilities; and, 10) System to transmit BART information to hearing aids and cochlear implants.

The presentation also includes conceptual images of the exterior and interior of the new train cars.

A more detailed description, including the full report on outreach conducted with the public, will be made available later on the Fleet of the Future website,

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