Coming in December 2016, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (known as the SMART train) will revitalize the joy and convenience of rail travel in the North Bay. It will initially operate between San Rafael and Sonoma County Airport north of Santa Rosa; when fully built, it will operate between Larkspur Ferry and Cloverdale in far north Sonoma County, providing a quicker way for commuters and tourists to travel up and down the US-101 corridor. Once the Larkspur connection is built, Larkspur Ferry Station will become a new intermodal hub as it is the station where continuing passengers to and from San Francisco can take the Golden Gate Ferry.
Train Exterior and Design
There are nine two-car consists, numbered 101 to 118, paired sequentially. These were built by Nippon Sharyo in 2014 through 2015, originally from Japan and built in
Interiors and Cab Views
The trains are capable of carrying 158 seated passengers and up to 320 seated and standing passengers. In addition, up to eight bikes per train can be carried, and each train unit has an indoor bar, toilet, WiFi, AC power plugs on every row, foldable tables, and four wheelchair-accessible spaces.