OAKLAND — BART has begun testing its sleek, driverless trains that will whiz riders between the Coliseum station and Oakland International Airport beginning in November.
This week, the transit agency ran all four of the Oakland Airport Connector trains simultaneously on the new elevated tracks, which will provide the first rail connection to the airport. The tram uses automated three-car trains pulled by cables set inside a steel guideway held up by concrete columns.
“It’s going to be like riding on a cloud,” said project and operations manager Dean Hurst of Doppelmayr, a ropeway technology company based in Austria. “The trains are lighter, the guideway is lighter (and) the availability is easier because you have a controlled environment.”… (more)
Friends and family who are picking up arriving passengers can conveniently wait for them at SFO’s Cell Phone Waiting Lot. The lot is available at no charge and located adjacent to the long-term parking facility, just five minutes from the terminals. Please note the following:
Maximum wait is 60 minutes
Lot is closed from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Vehicles must be attended
Commercial vehicles are not permitted
Space is available on a first come, first serve basis
Soft drink and water vending machine is available
Flight arrival information kiosk is available
SFO’s cell phone waiting lot is located at:
806 South Airport Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94128