Extending Caltrain 1.3 miles underground into the proposed rebuilt Transbay Terminal will provide fast access to the heart of downtown San Francisco and create a convenient central transit hub under one roof.
- Transbay Transit Center, official project website
- SF Cityscape's
Transbay Terminal page ...includes links to news articles.
|BayRail Alliance supports the Caltrain/Transbay Terminal project to extend Caltrain to a rebuilt Transbay Terminal|
connects San Francisco to the Peninsula, Silicon
Valley and San Jose. Caltrain's full potential is
not realized because it does not directly serve
downtown San Francisco.
Extending Caltrain 1.3 miles underground
into the proposed rebuilt Transbay Terminal will
provide fast access to the heart of downtown
San Francisco and create a convenient central
transit hub under one roof. It will enable riders to transfer
directly between Caltrain, AC Transit, BART,
Golden Gate Transit, and SF Muni to all parts
of the city, as well as future high speed rail to
the Central Valley and Southern California. The
Transbay Terminal project will greatly increase
transit ridership because it will
eliminate time-consuming extra transfers
between transit carriers.
The two main components of this project are the actual subway extension
of Caltrain tracks along 2nd street, and construction of a completely new Transbay
Terminal with the rail terminal at its basement level.
The battle over the 80 Natoma property in the path of the proposed rail tunnel stalled the project
during 2004 and 2005. The following article gives an excellent overview of this issue:
- Tower Inferno:
Mayor Newsom aids a developer at the apparent expense of the Transbay Terminal, SF Weekly,
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
- Compilation of news articles, 2004-2005...
- Updates and alert announcements, June 2004 through March 2006,
in reverse chronological order...