BART’s flashy new trains finally crossed the bay into San Francisco this week, rolling their electric-blue seats and maternal, computerized station announcements from Warm Springs to Daly City.
Earlier this year, the transit agency debuted a 10-car train on the Richmond-Fremont line — the least busy in the system, and one that bypasses the Transbay Tube.
Thirty-five cars have been certified by the California Public Utilities Commission, and BART has approved 30 of them to carry passengers, though only 10 — the equivalent of one train — operate daily. The agency is using the other 20 to train its operators for a gradual two-month rollout: By the end of this year, officials hope to run five Bombardier trains throughout the system, one on each line.
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: