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Monday, January 5, 2015

Watch These Delighted BART Riders Say Goodbye to Those Gross Wool Seats (VIDEO)

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM


Among the many unwanted things that Bay Area residents did away with when 2014 turned into 2015, dirty BART seats are among a favorite. 

Yes, it's true. The last of those gnarly wool seats stained with God knows what were removed from every BART train. While you prepped for your New Year's Eve party, BART crews spent their last night of 2014 yanking out the last of the grimy seats and replacing them with pristine vinyl that are oh-so easy to clean. 

No more mysterious scents or sights to plague your daily commute. 
As they finished the job, there were cheers and maybe even a few tears (?). Not from commuters, who in this video, said their final fare thee wells to the old seats, punctuating their goodbyes with phrases such as "I'd rather they just pass quietly into the night" and "peace get out of here."

Up next: removing the crappy carpet on BART trains. 

Happy 2015! 

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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