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SFMTA’s Central Subway will connect San Francisco’s southeast neighborhoods to downtown and Chinatown. Whether you’re a concerned citizen, business owner, Muni customer, or just stumbled onto our blog, we welcome your questions and encourage you to connect with us. Follow us for the latest Central Subway news and information.

04 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – March 4

Sunshine reaches 80′ below, shedding light on temporary supports inside the headhouse of the Chinatown Station

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Pipes form an arch over the future entrance to the station platform. As work continues, the arch will be cut to create a passageway.

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An up-close look at archway work. Survey markings on the wall help guide drilling operations.

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If you would like to see more photos of project construction, check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

26 February 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Project Advancement | February 26 – March 7

Steel supports are installed for the roof deck of the station box on Stockton Street

Steel supports are installed for the roof deck of the station box on Stockton Street

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Starting Monday night, February 29 through Monday, March 7, the contractor will be performing night work to pothole at the intersection of Stockton Street and Washington Street. Hours of construction are 10p.m. to 5a.m.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

25 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – February 25

A temporary structure for rebuilding the roof of the south east corner of the Union Square Garage. This will be the future site of the north entrance to the Union Square|Market Street Station.

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Demolition work at the south east corner of the Union Square Garage.

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A view from inside the north concourse, north of Geary Street, where a small jackhammer is being used to smooth the walls during excavation.

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If you would like to see more photos of project construction, check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

19 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | February 19 – 29

Southbound tunnel at the Yerba Buena|Moscone Station, 100 feet beneath 4th Street

Southbound tunnel at the Yerba Buena|Moscone Station, 100 feet beneath 4th Street

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction of the Chinatown station is progressing. Ongoing activities include excavation of the headhouse, utility relocation, sewer upgrades and construction of the north access shaft.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

12 February 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Project Advancement | February 12 – 22

Workers weld temporary steel supports in the station box

Workers weld temporary steel supports in the station box

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Now through March, the contractor is installing a 36″ sewer line at 4th Street and Townsend Street. This work is being performed Monday to Friday. Hours of construction are 7p.m. to 5a.m.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

11 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – February 11

This is the top level of the “station box,” the structure beneath 4th Street between Folsom and Howard where trains will stop to take on passengers.  When completed, the station box will house the train platform area and infrastructure for station operations.

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In the lower level of the station box, welding work illuminates a work area with pink ultraviolet light.

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Here, workers weld steel beams to support the internal structure of the station.

Ultraviolet light streams across the inside of the station box, where temporary steel supports are being welded into place.

If you would like to see more photos of project construction, check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

10 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | February 5 – 15

Workers break through the south wall of the Union Square|Market Street Station

Workers break through the south wall of the Union Square|Market Street Station

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction activity at the Union Square | Market Square is progressing.  Currently crews are demolishing the southeast corner of the Union Square Garage.  This corner of Union Square Park will  become the north entrance of the station.  Over on Stockton Street,  excavation is being performed on what will become part of the station roof deck

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

10 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | January 29 – February 8

A worker moves mud removed from inside the station box of the Yerba Buena | Moscone site

  A worker moves mud inside the station box of the Yerba Buena | Moscone site

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction continues to progress. The crews are performing excavation at all four sites.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

05 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | January 22 – February 1

Workers weave utilities around each other while upgrading conduits and water lines on the east side of 4th.

Utility work and the installation of waterlines is progressing at 4th Street and Bryant

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Through Friday, February 5, the contractor will be performing night work to install a swear line at the intersection of 4th Street and Townsend Street.   Hours are 7p.m. to 5a.m.  The 30 Stockton and 45 Union Stockton bus will be relocated 100 feet west.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

05 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | January 15 – 25

A large excavator removes debris from the garage demolition site, where the future north station entrance will be located.

A large excavator removes debris from the garage demolition site, where the future north station entrance will be located

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction at all four station sites is progressing.   Excavation is being performed at all sites of the Central Subway alignment.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team