Central Subway opens in November

Well at least a soft opening is coming. I wished the Union Square Station is connected to the Powell Station without having to get out of the fare gate.

SFMTA announces November 19 soft opening for long-awaited Central Subway

Muni’s subway service extension between Chinatown and Mission Bay in San Francisco finally has an opening date after years of delays, with a soft opening planned for mid-November before full service opens next year.

Muni will initially run a free, weekends-only rail shuttle through the Central Subway between the Fourth and Brannon streets and Chinatown-Rose Pak stations, according to Tumlin.

The soft opening will help the agency ensure that staff are fully trained for daily operations of the subway.

Tumlin said Muni plans to open the Central Subway to full service in January to coincide with the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Source: CBS

I really like where is this is going. I imagine Chinatown and Union Station to be one of the busiest stations once it’s opened.