Peeking inside the new BART model

Some context, via BART’s press release:

A milestone in public outreach for BART’s Fleet of the Future project comes July 23-26, when a full scale mock up of two-thirds of a train car interior will be set up for public viewing at MacArthur Station in Oakland.

You can kick the tires (metaphorically; after all, this is a wooden model of the interior of the car, and BART trains don’t have tires) between 2 pm and 7 pm from Tuesday – Friday on the concourse level of the station, in front of the multicolor peacock-feather-looking mural. BART has built the plywood model to give the public a sense of the proportions of the new cars, possible configurations of seats, placement of bike racks and handholds, so visitors can share impressions about these and other new features. Those going through the model will fill out a survey to give their feedback. Nearly 10,000 people have shared feedback so far on the project by attending other events, taking online surveys or emailing comments.

22 Responses to “Peeking inside the new BART model”

  1. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Those seats look incredibly uncomfortable. Are they just a mock-up?

  2. MrEricSir says:

    Glad to see they’re keeping the iconic shape of the trains.

  3. florabama says:

    i’m pretty sure bart trains do have tires. they aren’t very visable, but they are there.

  4. Greg says:

    Living down to BART expectations.

  5. DomPara says:

    Looks like a set from the new Star Trek films.

    Not pictured : Kirk having sex with an alien woman in the rear seat of the car.

  6. siderside says:

    I appreciate the flip tone of the press release — “in front of the multicolor peacock-feather-looking mural,” for example. While it risks sounding as if written by a summer intern, it’s a risk that pays off.

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