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New BART seats mean cleaner ride

Original post made on Aug 25, 2010

Fifty-one railcars out of BART's 669-car fleet are being outfitted with new cobalt blue seats, replacing the sagging, dingy cushions from the metal frames. The money is coming from $750,000 in projected surplus funds for train cleaning and seat replacement.

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Comments (4)

Posted by Alison, a resident of Blackhawk
on Aug 25, 2010 at 6:29 am

I have a hard time believing that they clean those cars at all. They are horrible!!! I cringe every time I have to ride Bart. I'm glad to hear they are getting new seats after all these years.

Posted by Danville Resident, a resident of Sycamore Valley Elementary School
on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:32 am

Our family travels to many areas in the US, and we use a lot of train rapid transit type transportation. In every one we have ridden in, the trains have comfortable molded plastic seats. They always appear clean. I cannot understand why BART uses fabric.

Posted by Craig, a resident of Danville
on Aug 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Why are they replacing them with more fabric? They obviously couldn't keep the previous ones clean...especially around the top where people rest their heads? Nasty! Gel, mousse, hairspray, balms, plus who knows what else.

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

I use BART and I stand...even when seats are available. Sitting on those BART seats is like going to the doctors office and thumbing through their mag's...Folks NEVER thumb through the Mag's...especially if you visit an oncologist office.

Thanks for Listening, Julia from Alamo

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