San Francisco, California – This Saturday marks the formal opening of San Francisco’s new Central Subway, which has been under construction for many years and has cost more than one billion dollars.
Riders on the Muni will be able to access four additional stations as a result of the long-awaited project. These stations are located at 4th and Brannan, Yerba Buena/Moscone, Union Square/Market Street, and Chinatown/Rose Pak.
The testing process has been going on for some time now. Through the first week of January, a special weekend service will be available. It’s completely free until the beginning of full service in January.
“Tomorrow gives our staff the opportunity to get trained with actual passengers in the tunnel and on our trains, and it gives the community an opportunity to actually see what they have put up with 10 years of construction for and how it’s going to change San Francisco,” said Jeffrey Tumlin, director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The launch is this weekend, and according to the planners, they anticipate a huge turnout. They will send employees to the location in order to assist with any problems.