BART “C Car” 432
Location: Embarcadero Station, San Francisco, CA
Operator of Vehicle: Bay Area Rapid Transit
Date of Photo: January 9, 2006
Yet another American rapid transit system is receiving new rolling stock. BART’s “fleet of the future” entered service back on January 19, 2018. Similar to the fleet renewal program underway in Miami, upon delivery and acceptance of the new “D Cars” and “E Cars” between now and 2022, the existing fleet of A Cars, B Cars, and C Cars, including the C Car pictured here, will be retired. BART’s initial rolling stock was revolutionary. BART ordered trains that are wider and sleeker than most of their American counterparts at the time. The D Cars and E Cars will also introduce new features to BART’s rolling stock, including places for commuters to store their bikes while on board the train, as well as other ideas suggested by customers. While the retirement of the A Cars and B Cars will mark the end of Rohr Industries built trains running on American subway systems, it will also be the start of the D Cars’ and E Cars’ opportunity to create their own stories in the hearts and minds of passengers and transit fans as they start their careers. What sorts of things do you think new trains ought to feature these days?
For more photos of BART rolling stock, please click here.