San Francisco’s world-class downtown and world-renowned Union Square – dynamic commercial and cultural hubs that serve as a nexus of the Bay Area’s public transportation network – will become even better connected when the Central Subway opens. The centrally located Union Square/Market Street Station will connect residents and visitors to this vibrant urban center, home to the city’s highest concentration of jobs and an outstanding array of hotels, retailers and restaurants.
Travelers in this area are already loyal transit customers, with downtown workers choosing transit for more than half of their trips to and from work. The Central Subway will facilitate even more transit use by making travel to and from Chinatown, SoMa, Mission Bay, Bayview/Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley faster and more direct.
The Union Square/Market Street Station will enhance the Bay Area’s transportation network via a direct, concourse-to-concourse connection to the existing Powell Street Station. A short walk through an underground concourse will lead customers directly to Powell Street Station, allowing them to transfer quickly and easily, linking to BART and the other Muni Metro lines.