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BART

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The BART (acronym for Bay Area Rapid Transit, pronounced the same way as "Bart" Simpson) is a train circulating in Bay Area of San Francisco, California, United States. Opened in 1972, it has 44 stations, five lines 167 km of total length.

The BART is a commuter train, also called "suburban rail", because it's meant to link San Fransisco to the towns surrounding it. The BART can carry more passengers than a subway or a tram, and its lines go further; it runs also faster: its average speed is about 55 km/h (35 mph) with maximums at 110-130 km/h, whereas the average speeds are 35-40 km/h for a subway and 15-25 km/h for a tram. This train looks also wider than others because the width of the rails is significantly higher than normal (1676 mm instead of the standard 1435 mm).

a map of the 5 BART lines
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