Oakland International Airport
Oakland International Airport, also known as Metropolitan Oakland International
Airport, is a public airport
located 7.4 km south of the central business district of Oakland, a city.
One of three international airports in
the San Francisco Bay Area, airlines serving Oakland International provides
service to numerous destinations
in the United States, as well as Europe and Mexico.
Oakland International Airport, photographed in June 2012.
(L) Transportation guide at the Oakland International Airport
(R) Smoking is prohibited within the area of 7.6 meters of enter-way, doors
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport, SFO, is an important international
airport, located 21 kms south of downtown
San Francisco. The airport has flights to points throughout North America
and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia.
It is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second
busiest airport in California after Los Angeles
(L) A porch to the airport (R) A skylight of the San Francisco International
(L) Interior of the airport (M) Interior of the air train of San Francisco
International Airport (R) Rental Car Center Station of the air train
San Francisco International Airport is smoke-free. No smoking booth is
provided in the terminal building.
Smoking restriction of the world airports
Air Train, San Francisco
Air Train is a fully automated people mover at San Francisco International
Airport. The system was built by
Bombardier at a cost of US $430 million, and opened in 2003. The trains
operate 24 hours a day on two
separate lines, covering a total of 10 kilometres. Air Train provides access
to and from the international and
domestic terminals in a loop route, with the end of the track at the Rental
Car- Center station.
An automated air train truck links the international and domestic terminals.
Air Train links five terminal buildings at San Francisco International
Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) is a rapid transit system serving San Francisco
Bay Area. The heavy-rail public
transit and subway system connects San Francisco with other cities in East
Bay and suburbs in northern San
Mateo County. Bart operates five lines on 167 kms$B!!(Bof track with 44 stations.
An average weekday rider-ship
is 380,000 passengers, and a weekend day passenger is 310,000. Bart is
the fifth-busiest heavy rail rapid transit
system in the United States.
A route map of Bart's transit systems
A Bart train is waiting for departure at San Francisco International Airport
(L) Bart's map around the San Francisco International Airport ( M) The
entrance to the Bart station platform
(R) A Bart train ticket: No gross change was observed since the time of
San Francisco International Airport Station and a ticket gate
Bart Train at the Aiprport terminal station and at Powell Station
A platform at the Powel Bart station
(L) Interior of Bart Train (R) A landscape along the Bart railway truck
between the airport and downtown, SanFrancisco
Muni Metro is a pre-metro system, a tramway or light railway which includes
segments built to rapid transit standards,
usually as part of a process of conversion to a metro railway, mainly by
the construction of tunnels in the central city
area. It is serving San Francisco, operated by the San Francisco Municipal
Railway (Muni). Since an average weekday-
passenger is 162,000, Muni Metro is the second-busiest light-rail system
in the United States.
Muni Metro is the modern incarnation of the traditional streetcar system
that served San Francisco, since the late 19th
century. Alike many streetcar-lines in other cities, San Francisco also
converted street-car to buses. However, five lines
survived, converting to be light-rail during the opening of the Market
Street Subway in 1980. The system underwent
expansion, and completed in 2007. It started the first new rail line in
San Francisco in over half a century. The system
consists of 115.1 km of standard gauge track, seven light-rail lines, three
tunnels, nine subway stations, 24 surface
stations, and 87 surface stops.
(L) Ticket bending machine for Bart (R) A route map of Muni's transit system
Powell Muni station and a Muni-train
(L) A route map of five Muni's railway transit system posted at Powll station
(R) A guidance of the exit of Powell underground station
(L) Muni N-line train at Powel station (M) Muni's trucks in the subway
underground section (R) The train is going up to a surface level.
The eastern portal of the Sunset Tunnel in San Francisco: This picture
shows an N-Judah train is entering the tunnel.
(L) Sunset tunnel of N-Judah line (M) The N-Judah truck between the Sunset
tunnel and Duboce and Noe Street
(R) The N-Judah train runs on Judah Street.
(L) N-Judah train runs on Judah Street (R) Inside the N-Judah Muni train
N-Judah train runs on Judah Street to the terminal of Ocean Beach.
N-Judah Muni train is turning around at the end of Judah Street at Ocean
Market Street is a major transit artery through the city of San Francisco.
Muni's buses, trolley buses, and heritage
streetcars (on the F Market line) share the street, while below the street
the two-level Market Street Subway carries
Muni Metro and Bart.
Ocean Beach runs along the West Coast of San Francisco, at the Pacific
Ocean. It is next to the Golden Gate Park.
The Great Highway runs alongside the beach. The distance to the downtown
is about 12 kms, and it is easily
accessible by N-Munu line. The beach is a part of the Golden Gate National
Recreation Area, which is administered by
the National Park Service.
F Market and Wharves heritage streetcars
A Muni-bus running the town of San Francisco
A security protection of passengers was on the way at the San Francisco's
(L) A meeting by police staff members was undergone at the entrance to
underground station of Powell and Market streets.
(R) Tourists were waiting for the cablecar at the Powell and Market turntable.
(L) A ticket office at Powell and Market Street corner (R) A cable car
on the Powell and Market turntable
(L) Powell-Hyde-line cablecar on Powell Street (R) Many tourists were enjoying
a up-and -down cablecar ride on the Cisco's streets.
Powell Street at Union Square, San Francisco
Cablecar climbs uphill on the Powell Street, then, turn to the left to
Cable car railway track is single ( one-way traffic ) on Jackson Street.
Cable Car Museum ( a brick building ) on the Washington Street at Mason
Powell-Hyde-line cablecar is crossing Lombard Street on Russian Hill. We
can see Alcatraz Prison, in the distance.
A bay view from Russian Hill on a slope of Hyde Street
Powell-Hyde-line cablecar is going down on Hyde Street to the terminal
at San Francisco Maritime, a national historic park.
(L) Turntable to rotate a cablecar at Aquatic Park near Ghiardelli Square
(R) A grip-man and conductor of the cable car
One-day passport is valid for all railways and buses, except for Bart.
A city of San Francisco viewed from the Golden Gate Bridge
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All photographs were taken in June 2012, and ,the article was written in
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.