Every weekday, some 400,000 people ride BART.
BART forms the backbone of the regional transit network. And as the Bay Area region grows, BART is growing with it.
Work is well underway to extend BART to Fremont’s Warm Springs district, and then on to Milpitas and the Berryessa area of north San Jose.
In Contra Costa County, BART is stretching east with a new eBART service that will use modern diesel trains.
Future BART projects may include extensions to downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, and from Dublin/Pleasanton to Livermore.
In the meantime, BART is working to modernize its 43-year-old system with:
- Track and equipment upgrades
- Hundreds of new rail cars arriving over the coming years
- A wide range of improvements at select stations
Did you know over 35,000 BART customers participated in outreach events during the design phase for BART’s new rail cars?
Thanks to customers’ input, the new cars will have:
- Micro-plug doors to help seal out noise
- Air conditioning systems that distribute cool air directly to ceilings
- Padded seats covered with wipeable materials
- Digital screens and automated announcements to deliver next-stop information
BART aims to transform its Hayward maintenance facility into a state-of-the-art complex big enough to service up to 250 rail cars at a time.
The maintenance hub is a key piece of BART’s plan for adding up to 1,081 new cars to its fleet and stretching south into Santa Clara County.