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Re: Bombardier BART cars

Posted by Jersey Mike on Tue Jan 2 08:22:24 2018, in response to Re: Bombardier BART cars, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Dec 30 01:39:29 2017.

BART isn't a Subway, it's a 1960's vision Long Island Railroad. It was always meant to bring people to downtown SF and Oakland from car friendly suburbs. Regarding the gauge I've never had any reason to believe it wasn't chosen for capacity and performance reasons. BART's whole ethos was to re-define rail transportation. Broad gauge would be right in line with that. I wouldn't doubt SP had their own machinations, but BART didn't need much convincing.

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