What’s Frying the Electrical Systems on BART Trains?
. . . which happens at about 35-40 years.
Someone understands what is going on. "'Our system was built to last about 45 years and we've reached that limit,' said one tweet." Right, they are about 5 years past the drop dead date for mandatory repairs, and having mechanical problems, 45 years is wildly optimistic, even 40 is optimistic.
This will cost BART a huge amount of money, or they can ignore the problem and treat it like it is nothing more than a maintenance issue, but this will result in accelerating down time, rider frustration, and ultimately deaths. One can only lead the horse to water, one cannot make it drink.
Portlandia, Washington, and many other transit systems are at this same point. I have a feeling the federal government will be sympathetic, but unable to find the billions necessary to make these repairs, especially with the pending public pension crisis.