The BART Subway System Adds a Swing in The Middle of a Train Car

By: Misel Saban - Sep 9, 2016
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The BART train system in San Francisco, California adds an element of nostalgic play to one of its train carts by replacing a conventional subway seat with a swing set. The initiative is an art installation aiming to bring more life and warmth to the crowded and bustling commuter space.

The project is a concept put together by artist Hunter Franks that creatively hangs a simplistic rope swing from the roof of one of the subway cars. The seat is located in the middle of the train, allowing riders to take turns adding fun to their commute by reliving a childhood pastime. With subway stations and cars often seen as grimy spaces, the swing set adds an element of joy and fun that can help riders pass the time on their commutes.