The Central Subway Chinatown Station will provide residents, workers and visitors with an efficient, centrally located rapid-transit connection, vastly improving public transit in San Francisco’s vibrant Chinatown community. Conveniently located at the southwest corner of Stockton and Washington streets, the station will deliver passengers into the heart of this bustling commercial and retail center, a must-see destination for millions of tourists and the historic hub of the city’s large and dynamic Asian community. Chinatown is home to about 10,000 residents and is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Currently, travelers to and from Chinatown rely on Muni bus routes, such as the 30 Stockton and 45 Union/Stockton. These routes have long been overcrowded and slow due to traffic congestion and capacity limitations. The Central Subway will reduce travel times for customers by bypassing congested city streets, taking passengers directly to Union Square/Market Street and many destinations beyond.