The Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART) new train-to-plane service, “BART to OAK,” which provides an easy connection to Oakland International Airport, opened for passenger service on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
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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 GM 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. BART riders have a quick and easy train-to-train transfer at the Coliseum station. Riders can use a BART ticket or a Clipper Card.
Sample one-way adult fares between the new Oakland International Airport Station and various stations throughout the system include: from Downtown Oakland stations: $7.85; from Downtown San Francisco stations: $10.05; from Downtown Berkeley station $8.50; from Walnut Creek station $9.70; from Fremont $9.85; from Dublin Pleasanton station: $9.80.
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.