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BART To Run Legacy Fleet For Final Time On Saturday

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BART will run its legacy fleet of rail cars for the last time on Saturday.

According to the transit agency, there will be a celebration event at MacArthur station in Oakland that will open to the public starting around noon. There will be a raffle of memorabilia, BART merchandise sales, food trucks, activity tables, and more.

The event will be followed by the last runs of the legacy cars along the original stretch of BART tracks connecting MacArthur station in Oakland to the Fremont station. Attendees will need to pay the regular BART fare for their ride.

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There will be three trains for the event. The first train to depart will be an express train for VIPs and others who want a faster ride. It will run from MacArthur station to Bay Fair station and back without any stops.

The other two trains will run from MacArthur Station to Fremont Station and will make all stops.
“These train cars are part of the history of the Bay Area,” BART general manager Bob Powers said in a statement. “While we are excited to modernize the system, we recognize the profound cultural importance of these cars, and we want to celebrate their rich history and give them a proper send off.”

10 comments


whenwilltheylearn April 18, 2024 - 6:01 PM - 6:01 PM

They just spent 10’s of millions of dollars a year or 2 ago putting new seats in all the old cars…..

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Eric April 18, 2024 - 8:06 PM - 8:06 PM

The last time they did a seat replacement program was in January 2015 when they replaced the dirt magnet wool seats with easy to clean vinyl seats.

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whenwilltheylearn April 18, 2024 - 9:33 PM - 9:33 PM

WRONG Eric,,….MAy.27th 2020 they did it.”new configuration of new seats.”

Concord Guy April 19, 2024 - 2:11 PM - 2:11 PM

Prior to being replaced those old seats had a bedbug problem.

Exit 12A April 18, 2024 - 6:37 PM - 6:37 PM

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Conplete with legacy criminal activity and harassment of passengers?
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Martinez Guy April 18, 2024 - 8:05 PM - 8:05 PM

You can bet they will be doing a clean sweep of druggies and drifters at those stations before hand.

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whenwilltheylearn April 18, 2024 - 9:34 PM - 9:34 PM

why would they..it would last an hour

Abe April 19, 2024 - 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Why?

Doesn’t Bart waste enough money and time?

Bill Bob April 20, 2024 - 10:09 PM - 10:09 PM

It would be cool if you could buy a piece of the old cars, like the Berlin Wall.

whenwilltheylearn April 21, 2024 - 6:34 PM - 6:34 PM

they will recycle them.its alloy and aluminum


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