BART officials recently announced the acquisition of a new fleet of cars built to exacting modern standards and meant to replace the aging members of its fleet.
NEWS24/680 obtained a photo of one of the news cars, reportedly taken during testing early Friday afternoon, which depicts its nose buried in a mound of dirt. From the look of it the car – reportedly valued at more than $2 million – didn’t suffer too much in the way of damage.
We are told the car’s brakes failed during testing and as we can’t imagine the transit system deliberately running one of the expensive new cars into a mound of dirt we take that information at face value.
We’re seeking comment from BART in hope they can shed light on the photo and what is depicted.
But let’s hope they get that brake thing corrected quickly.