As of Saturday, November 22, 2014, riders can 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 (weekdays 8 am - 8 pm) 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.
Our Mark Jones was there to cover the highlights of the opening celebration.