The Central Subway Project will provide a direct transit link between the Bayshore and Mission Bay areas to SoMa, downtown, and Chinatown.
Four new stations will be constructed as part of the Central Subway Project:
The Union Square/Market Street Station will connect to the existing Powell Street BART/Muni Station, allowing for convenient transfers to BART, the Powell Street Cable Car Line,Muni Metro lines and Muni bus routes in the area.
The Central Subway will provide rapid north-south service, in contrast to the principally east-west routes currently in service along Market Street.
It will also facilitate direct transfers to local and regional transit options:
The Central Subway will run through the burgeoning technology and digital-media hub in SoMa, where dozens of companies have taken up residence along the 4th Street corridor. Increased transit options will attract new employers because the Central Subway makes travel more convenient throughout the corridor and improves connections to downtown, as well as to local and regional rail and the Muni bus system.