Central Subway

Architectural consulltants Dr. Sauer & Partners Corporation reportedly overcharged The City for work on the Central Subway. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Architect consultant on Central Subway overcharged SF, fiscal review finds

An architectural consultant for the Central Subway project overcharged The City, according…

 

Households in Chinatown that were displaced by Central Subway construction will receive additional funding from The City. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Chinatown households displaced by Central Subway to receive additional rental subsidies

About 14 Chinatown households displaced by construction of the Central Subway need…

 

Liz Brisson’s bold tunnel project for the M-line on the westside will give Muni a real, end-to-end subway. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

M-Line to Mars?

The day our new Central Subway opens, I will enjoy the fast…

 

The SFMTA has allocated $1.2 million to study an extension of the still-in-progress T-Third Central Subway from Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf. (Courtesy SFMTA)

SFMTA to study Central Subway extension to Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco’s newest — and still under construction — subway may soon…

The SFMTA has allocated $1.2 million to study an extension of the still-in-progress T-Third Central Subway from Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf. (Courtesy SFMTA)
Tourists, families, and shoppers all enjoy the 2015 Winter Walk. (Photo Courtesy of SFMTA)

Stockton Street car ban may become permanent

When netting feedback from local businesses, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's…

Tourists, families, and shoppers all enjoy the 2015 Winter Walk. (Photo Courtesy of SFMTA)
The site of the old Pagoda Palace Theater at 1701 Powell St. will not be included in the Central Subway expansion plans, as the site’s broker says it will house luxury condos. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Central Subway future unites unlikely allies

Deciding the future of San Francisco’s tunnels has aligned two polar opposite…

The site of the old Pagoda Palace Theater at 1701 Powell St. will not be included in the Central Subway expansion plans, as the site’s broker says it will house luxury condos. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Sonoma State University staff archaeologist Kyle Rabellino recovers what looked to be old sewing machine parts and broken pottery from an excavation being done on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The artifacts were discovered while workers were digging during construction of the Central Subway. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Archaeologists unearth slice of pre-1906 earthquake Chinatown amid Central Subway construction

Residents and visitors of San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods in recent years have…

Sonoma State University staff archaeologist Kyle Rabellino recovers what looked to be old sewing machine parts and broken pottery from an excavation being done on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The artifacts were discovered while workers were digging during construction of the Central Subway. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
John Funghi, program director for the Central Subway, speaks about the 4th Street track installation. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Central Subway’s week-long construction to close streets, rankle commutes

The second phase of construction for the Central Subway will start today,…

John Funghi, program director for the Central Subway, speaks about the 4th Street track installation. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The site of 1701 Powell St., which Supervisor Julie Christensen is asking The City to assess for the Central Subway station extension. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor takes steps to purchase key site for Central Subway expansion

In the wake of impending loss of a key site to expand…

The site of 1701 Powell St., which Supervisor Julie Christensen is asking The City to assess for the Central Subway station extension. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing further subway expansions, which, if approved, can begin after the Central subway is completed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012)

Transportation groups strongly back Wiener’s ‘Subway Master Plan’ amid funding challenges

The reaction to Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Subway Master Plan so far has…

Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing further subway expansions, which, if approved, can begin after the Central subway is completed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012)
Supervisor Scott Wiener is planning to introduce a proposal that would increase subway infrastructure. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Scott Wiener proposes new subway tunnels throughout city

Despite all the transit successes San Francisco enjoys in its urban core,…

Supervisor Scott Wiener is planning to introduce a proposal that would increase subway infrastructure. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)
Picture Box: Stockton Street

Picture Box: Stockton Street

When open for revenue service in 2019, the Central Subway extension of…

Picture Box: Stockton Street
rendering COURTESY SFMTAThe latest preliminary design of a rooftop plaza for the Central Subway stop at Stockton and Washington streets has a very open feel to it. The initial community reaction has been positive.

Open space is a key feature of future Central Subway station

There is something that the Chinatown community desires more, and has less…

rendering COURTESY SFMTAThe latest preliminary design of a rooftop plaza for the Central Subway stop at Stockton and Washington streets has a very open feel to it. The initial community reaction has been positive.
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

Central Subway tunnel boring machines will live on

Tunnel-boring machines Big Alma and Mom Chung might be finished with Muni's…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerWorkers look on as the Central Subway tunnel boring machine Big Alma breaks the surface in North Beach on Wednesday

SF Central Subway tunnel-boring phase reaches milestone

There was no arresting explosion, no sudden, defining crack announcing the breakthrough.…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerWorkers look on as the Central Subway tunnel boring machine Big Alma breaks the surface in North Beach on Wednesday
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerExtending a new light-rail shuttle line past the existing N-Judah route to reach the UCSF Mission Bay station had been under consideration prior to the Warriors purchasing the land for their future arena

Game-day transit strategies considered for Warriors’ arena

The Warriors' first tipoff in their new Mission Bay home might be…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerExtending a new light-rail shuttle line past the existing N-Judah route to reach the UCSF Mission Bay station had been under consideration prior to the Warriors purchasing the land for their future arena
juan pardo/Special to the S.f. ExaminerNew murals near Portsmouth Square are examples of art funded by the Central Subway project.

Central Subway public art hits the ground in Chinatown

Central Subway work has yet to see daylight in Chinatown, but traces…

juan pardo/Special to the S.f. ExaminerNew murals near Portsmouth Square are examples of art funded by the Central Subway project.
MIKE HENDRICKSON/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERConstruction workers install a part in the Central Subway tunnel.

SF’s Central Subway should extend to Fisherman’s Wharf

Given San Francisco’s housing crisis and traffic congestion, if you had $1.6…

MIKE HENDRICKSON/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERConstruction workers install a part in the Central Subway tunnel.
Mike Hendrickson/Special to the S.f. ExaminerConstruction workers install a part in the Central Subway tunnel Saturday.

Tunnel-boring machines push forward on Central Subway drilling work

Below San Francisco’s South of Market and Union Square areas is an…

Mike Hendrickson/Special to the S.f. ExaminerConstruction workers install a part in the Central Subway tunnel Saturday.
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWorkers tape off Stockton Street during work on the Central Subway

Stockton Street subway construction to pause for holiday shopping season

Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, construction work will halt…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWorkers tape off Stockton Street during work on the Central Subway