Archive | October, 2012

23 October 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Contract news: Contract to construct Central Subway stations, track, operating systems advertised

The image above shows renderings of the four Central Subway stations. Clockwise from the top left: Chinatown Station, Union Square/Market Street Station, 4th and Brannan Station, Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. Additional renderings can be viewed online here. This week a contract to construct the stations, track and operating systems for the Central Subway was advertised. The […]

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19 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Construction Update: Tunnel prep work progressing, full closure of 4th Street under I-80 overpass starting soon

This construction site on Stockton Street recently hosted an event to celebrate approval of major federal funding for the Central Subway. Tunnel pre-construction remains underway at four construction sites along the Central Subway Project alignment, including the site shown above, which last week hosted a ceremony to celebrate approval of federal funding to extend the […]

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15 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Examiner editorial board: Central Subway will move San Francisco in the right direction

School kids, community members and the Central Subway team show their support for the T Third Line extension. San Francisco needs the Central Subway, said the San Francisco Examiner’s editorial board in a column published this weekend. With major federal funding for the project now approved, this essential public transit investment will “tie together some […]

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12 October 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Major news for San Francisco: Federal funding for the Central Subway Project has been approved

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Union Square yesterday to announce approval of federal funding for the Central Subway Project. Yesterday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and key officials announced that an agreement dedicating $942.2 million in federal funds to the Central Subway Project has been approved. This major funding news finalizes the financing for […]

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08 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Central Subway: Now on Instagram

The Central Subway is now on Instagram (username: CentralSubway). Follow us on your iPhone or Android phone as we chronicle construction of this major public infrastructure investment. Our debut post: a photo of a backhoe at work at the site where tunneling will begin next year. Follow us to see construction in progress.┬áMore photos coming […]

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05 October 2012 ~ 9 Comments

Tunnel Boring Machine Update: Photos of the Central Subway’s tunneling machines

The Central Subway’s two tunnels — one for northbound trains and one for southbound trains — will be constructed using state-of-the-art excavators known as tunnel boring machines (TBMs). For the past few months, TBM supplier Robbins has been busy building the Central Subway’s two TBMs — and we have photos of their progress. The Central […]

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