Category Archives: eBART

First Person: My Ride to and From the New Antioch BART Station

New BART service to and from Antioch has just begun. The new high tech, clean diesel trains can carry thousands of people every hour, and on the first day of commute service, it was obvious people wanted to get off … Continue reading

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SCOOP to BART Carpool Program

BART has partnered with MTC and rideshare app Scoop to encourage customers to carpool to BART. Download the Scoop App on Android or iOS to participate. Carpool through Scoop to any of the BART stations listed below, and receive a … Continue reading

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BART to Antioch and Pittsburg

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is nearing completion of a new rail passenger service on approximately 10 miles of new track between the existing Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station and Antioch at Hillcrest. The Pittsburg Center and … Continue reading

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eBART – The Hillcrest Station

At Thursday’s TRANSPLAN meeting committee members received a report on eBART’s Hillcrest station design. The presentation started with a brief overview of eBART. The $462 million project will bring a transit rail system to Eastern Contra Costa County. The system, using … Continue reading

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eBART – Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)

Bart cars are electric. Electric current is delivered to the trains over a third rail. A third rail is a method of providing electricity to power a railway through a continuous rigid conductor alongside the railway track or between the … Continue reading

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eBART – Background

The years following the end of World War II brought an influx of new residents to an already crowded Bay Area. California’s new residents pushed city and town boundaries into the surrounding countrysides creating suburbia, which transposed yet another phenomenon: … Continue reading

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