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What’s Frying the Electrical Systems on BART Trains?
By Tekla S. Perry
Posted 17 Mar 2016 | 20:00 GMT

It’s an engineering mystery. Last month, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains traveling east under the San Francisco Bay began failing due to damage to electrical propulsion equipment. The problem dramatically escalated, and on Monday, 29 February alone, 40 cars went down. By the end of that week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, BART had 80 cars out of service for repairs. Frustrated commuters packed into the remaining, working cars on shorter than usual trains.


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