BART rolling out larger, easier-to-read destination signs

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) —¬†BART officials say they are rolling out larger, brighter destination signs in San Francisco, starting with one at Civic Center.

The new sign, installed at Civic Center two weeks ago, is 38 percent larger and has higher resolution and contrast than current signs. The lettering also has more of an amber tone, as opposed to the current red, BART officials said.

BART hopes to roll out the new signs at downtown San Francisco stations, the system’s busiest, and at one other station yet to be determined over the next three to four months. Other stations will follow.

It also plans to use the new signs on the Warm Springs Extension project and the East Contra Costa County, or eBART, extension.

The roughly 375 destination signs now in use date back to 2000 and are increasingly unreliable, sometimes leaving chunks of the message unlit, officials said.

BART has also begun showing train arrival times more frequently on all signs.

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