Community Benefits

T Third line patrons in the Bayview district

The Central Subway will connect to the T Third Line to provide continuous, critical north-south rail service from Visitacion Valley through the Bayview/Hunters Point, Dogpatch, Mission Bay and South of Market neighborhoods into the heart of downtown and Chinatown. It will extend reliable, efficient rail service along one of the most congested corridors in San Francisco.

Once the Central Subway Project is complete in 2019, the T Third Line will accommodate current and projected high ridership in the corridor, reducing trip times and providing direct connections to regional transit systems, including Caltrain, BART and, in the future, high-speed rail.

Jobs and population are projected to increase significantly in the next two decades in the neighborhoods along the T Third Line, and the Central Subway will be essential to ensuring mobility and accommodating this increase in demand. The project continues to receive the highest federal ratings among peer projects around the nation in large part because it addresses these fundamental mobility needs.

The Central Subway will provide many benefits for customers, including:

  • Increasing customers' quality of life through travel time savings and increased mobility
  • Creating thousands of employment and job training opportunities in various professional service and construction-related fields
  • Improving regional connections to Caltrain, BART and Muni
  • Boosting transit capacity to relieve crowding
  • Connects bustling neighborhoods, premier commerical districts, and tourist destinations
  • Improves San Francisco's transportation network
  • Reduces travel times
  • An essential investment in San Francisco's transportation infrastructure that will east travel and enhance the Bay Area's public transit network
  • Provides a direct connection to BART and Muni Metro at Powell Street Station
  • Improves access to Caltrain at 4th and King Streets
  • Relieves congestion on Stockton, 4th Street and Market
  • Facilitates rapid travel from the southern neighborhoods to SoMa, downtown, Union Square, and Chinatown

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