The Oakland Airport Connector

In 2010, Austrian cable-car company Doppelmayr was awarded the contract to build the Oakland Airport Connector between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and the Coliseum Station.

The new 5.1 km (16.732 ft.) long Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) automated people mover opened just in time for the holiday season on November 22, 2014. The train will transport up to 3.2 million passengers per year; adding a fourth car to the current fleet would expand the capacity to 4.9 million passengers annually.

The cable-cars are equipped with windows on all sides, so passengers can view the traffic beneath them on their approximately 8-minute ride. With an investment of $484 million, the city of Oakland now disposes of a train-to-airplane transport system that is comparable to those in San Francisco (also operated by BART) or the AirTrain – systems in New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR).