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BART opens new train line to Oakland airport
BART opens new train line to Oakland airport

San Francisco’s BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years. The trains started running on time at 6 a.m. Saturday, making the 3.2-mile route in only 8 minutes, officials said. Previously, passengers were forced to take a bus between the airport and the closest BART station, a trip that could take between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Commuters must transfer at the Coliseum station to take the new line to the airport. “Everything is running great,” said BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost. “Trains are going every 5...

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