“Riders get a 360 degree view from the windows surrounding the entire car”
The Californian transit agency BART recently inaugurated its new train to plane service, “BART to OAK,” which provides an easy connection to Oakland International Airport.
Riders can now board one of four three-car automated people movers at either the Coliseum Station or the Oakland International Airport Station and take the eight-minute ride at 30 mph.
“The ride and the experience alone are memorable,” said BART General Manager Grace Crunican. “Riders get a 360 degree view from the windows surrounding the entire car as you travel over the traffic below. It’s a cable propelled system with light-weight and quiet trains, so it’s like gliding through the air.”
Trains arrive every 5 minutes during peak commute hours (8am-8pm) and drop off and pick up riders just steps away from both terminals at OAK.
The project team has already won awards for the systems' innovative engineering and forward use of technology. The project broke ground in 2010 and construction cost $484 million.
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