BART is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of its line to San Francisco International Airport.
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The five-station extension provides a direct train-to-plane connection that has become the number one choice of air travelers taking public transportation to San Francisco International Airport.
“The SFO extension is a crowning achievement for the Bay Area,” said BART Board Director James Fang. “The public has embraced this so much that the extension fares not only cover all of its operating expenses, it also makes money we can use to invest in other customer improvements and future BART extensions. We think this can serve as a model for other rail agencies.”
BART will begin the 10th anniversary celebration this week with commemorative posters on trains, features on its website exploring the history, little-known facts and videos looking back at the challenges and tremendous effort it took to make the dream a reality.
Later this year BART will continue the celebration with a public event at the airport. Details of the celebration will be announced in the coming months.
Ridership on the extension continues to gain steam. Ridership has increased by 27 percent over the past four years and, in the past two years, it’s grown at a rate of 10 percent.
The BART to SFO Extension is 8.7 miles long and consists of five stations: Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, San Francisco International Airport and Millbrae.