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BART to replace substation in San Leandro

The agency plans to install traction power substations throughout its system.
Photo – BART


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) by week's end plans to begin replacing a traction power substation at San Leandro Station in California. The work is expected to take 14 months to complete.
BART will install traction power substations throughout its system as part of Measure RR rebuilding efforts and strategies aimed at increasing system capacity. The new substations are incorporated into power supply system upgrades designed to better control and feed power into the electrified third rail.

Along with upgrades to the train control system and a new fleet of rail cars, the substations will enable the agency to increase peak capacity by 30 percent through the Transbay Tube, BART officials said in a press release.

"While we currently run 24 trains per hour in each direction through the Transbay Tube, these planned improvements will enable us to increase to 30 trains per hour," they said.

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