Power Failures Ail BART’s ‘Fleet of the Future’

By Jaxon Van Derbeken : nbcbayarea – excerpt – (video link)

A key electrical component of BART’s new train cars has failed recent performance tests due to overheating, creating the possibility of a delay in getting the new fleet in service, NBC Bay Area has learned. Jaxon Van Derbeken reports. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

A key electrical component of BART’s new train cars has failed recent performance tests due to overheating, creating the possibility of a delay in getting the new fleet in service, NBC Bay Area has learned.

“We can’t afford to have a fleet of cars that are breaking down in our system,’’ John Garnham, manager of BART’s “Fleet of the Future” project, acknowledged this week in an interview… (more)

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