New BART seats mean cleaner ride Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Aug 25, 2010 at 6:29 am
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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Posted by Danville Resident, a member of the Sycamore Valley Elementary School community, 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 the Danville neighborhood, 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 the Alamo neighborhood, 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.