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San Francisco’s ‘Fleet of the Future’

San Francisco’s BART system is overhauling its rolling stock for the first time since it launched in 1972. Up to 1,000 new cars will be introduced between 2017 and 2023 as the original cars are phased out.

Big changes are underway on San Francisco’s Bay Area Transit System (BART). After beginning service 42 years ago, its original cars are approaching the end of their useful lives and an upgrade has been in the offing for some time. Between 2017 and 2013, the city will see up to 1,000 new cars hit the tracks. Dubbed the ‘fleet of the future’, these cars will feature a slew of improvements, both functional and aesthetic in nature.

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SF's Fleet of the Future