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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.

16 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Central Subway Update on KTVU News

Central Subway Program Director John Funghi was interviewed last week by Fox KTVU News reporter Claudine Wong for Bay Area People. Check out the segment in the video below, following the BART and Caltrain reports.

For more information on the Central Subway Project, please see our website.

 

11 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | March 11 – 21

Steel beams are lowered into the Yerba Buena|Moscone headhouse

Steel beams are lowered into the Yerba Buena|Moscone headhouse

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.

Crews have begun building the station platform, ceiling and the mezzanine level floor at the Yerba Buena|Moscone Station. Temporary steel beams installed in the headhouse to prepare for further excavation. Utility work will be conducted every evening through Saturday, March 19 at Folsom and 4th Street. 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

 

10 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – March 10

A Bobcat smooths surfaces inside the entrance structure of the future Yerba Buena|Moscone Station.

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A worker welds a bracket onto a steel beam located inside the station entrance structure.

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Construction of the station mezzanine level is underway, located beneath 4th Street, between Clementina and Folsom.

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

 

04 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | March 4 – March 14

Demolition of the southeast corner of the Union Square Garage continues

Demolition of the southeast corner of the Union Square Garage continues

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 for Union Square|Market Street is underway. Crews are demolishing the southeast corner of the Union Garage in preparation for construction of the north entrance on Geary Street and Stockton Street.  Other activities include compensation and jet grouting, roof deck installation and utility relocation.

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

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!