New BART cars are a hit

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New BART cars are a hit
Posted by 081552 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 5:37 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:12 PM

Not sure you can have a better accolade than "Not sure where it goes but I'm on it."

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Posted by erikem on Monday, February 05, 2018 9:23 PM

Heck, I remember when the Rohr cars were new, when riding BART the day the MacArthur/Richmond segment was opened a few days more than 45 years ago.Sad

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Posted by DSchmitt on Monday, February 05, 2018 9:35 PM

Heard a news headline (KSFO560 San Francisco) earlier today that they  all  are out of service for repairs.   

Article San Francisco Cronicle     


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Posted by aegrotatio on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:32 PM

Maybe not all of the tracks were grinded to the new non-flat wheel/rail interface?

Or, maybe, their electrical systems are also being destroyed by oddball traction power problems in the Transbay Tube from only a couple of years ago?

Or, maybe, because Bombardier.


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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:24 AM

Looks more like normal checking of new cars to me.  They don't seem to be in the shop very long when they go ... about long enough for the reasons stated in the story to be plausible.  But is there some thing about California that keeps 'spokespeople' from state agencies from explaining about problems in simple language or straight talk?

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:09 AM

I agree that looks like normal maintenance and minor adjustments to new cars.

Why should BART communicate the details of the work done. Most media wouldn't understand it anyway.

Have you seen the F125's problems communicate by the media? To learn some of the details you have to read the minutes of the Executive Board meetings. The same with the Siemens Charger.
Regards, Volker

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