BART has released illustrations of its new train cars, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2017. The cars will have three doors on each side for quicker passenger loading, instead of the two on existing BART cars. Each new car will also have a bike rack, 10 percent more standing room, slightly fewer seats and LCD screens to announce upcoming stops. BART plans to replace its entire aging fleet of 669 cars.
BART has released new drawings showing what its new train cars will look like when the first order is built and delivered around 2017. The cars will have three rather than two doors for quicker passenger loading, bike racks in each car, 10 percent more standing room, slightly fewer seats, and LCD screens announcing upcoming stops. BART plans to replace its entire fleet of 669 cars because they are aging. With an average car age of 30 years, BART has the oldest train car fleet among public transit systems in America. (BART)