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BART To Replace Trains

BART is planning to replace its aging fleet of 669 train cars with an initial cost estimate of $2 billion. The current trains debuted in the 1970s and were state-of-the-art at the time, but now they are worn and do not include many of the high-tech features found in other, modern transit systems, including TV screens with real-time system schedules. In 2006, BART will release a study detailing what cars will need to be replaced and cost estimates for the project. New cars, costing about $3 million each, will be purchased in 2012 after other projects are paid off.

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