Ready for the sexy trains of the future? The Bay Area certainly is. That’s why they just contracted with BMW to design them. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
DesignworksUSA, the design consultancy of BMW Group, in collaboration with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the Bay Area´s regional transit provider, will create the “Fleet of the Future,” a new generation of train cars that will enter service by 2017 and deliver a premium ridership experience for its passengers.
DesignworksUSA’s scope of work for BART’s Fleet of the Future includes the train cars’ exterior, which will convey a style and shape with a unique signature expression. Inside the new train cars, DesignworksUSA will create the main interior design features of the new train cars, and incorporate the controls in the design of the train operator’s cab.
“DesignworksUSA is invigorated to join BART in their continuing commitment to delivering a premium ridership experience,” says Laurenz Schaffer, President, BMW Group DesignworksUSA. “We are passionate about creating innovative solutions for mobility in increasingly dense urban centers such as the Bay Area, and we are excited as our collaborative partnership with BART gets underway,” Schaffer continues.