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    Central T Subway to Chinatown and North Beach

    by atufft Updated Aug 31, 2014

    The newest MUNI train project still under construction is the 1.7 mile Central T Subway that will link the bayshore and CalTrain station directly below 4th Street and Stockton Street, and eventually terminating at Columbus in North Beach. Tunneling on this project is amazing because it actually bores below ground for 3 of 4 stations, all below major urban high rise buildings, below the existing Stockton tunnel. The 4th and Brannon station and tracks will be above ground, but there are underground stations at the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station, at Union Square, and at Chinatown. Exactly how this line will eventually link to North Beach is still to be determined. Project completion is supposed to be 2019, so while the tunnels have already been bored, expect to see a lot of work on the stations for years to come.

    The ridership of this line will probably exceed all other MUNI train lines mile for mile. This is a vast corridor of tourism, of course, but there is also a large number working class Chinese Americans living in high density Chinatown needing more than the existing bus and cable car service. These folks have political clout and have been demanding more service for years. So, while the cable car and surface electric bus system will still be available. This high speed transit system will be welcome news once it opens. The train cars will be the same as used elsewhere in the MUNI train system--comfortable, relatively quiet, and fast.

    Central T Subway Chinatown Station Construction Central T Subway Union Square Station Construction View of Route from Above Stockton Tunnel at Bush
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    Taxies

    by SteveOSF Written Apr 4, 2007

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    Taxies are fairly abundant on the downtown and popular commercial and nightspots, but can be fairly scarce in some less traveled or residential districts.

    A Yellow Cab on Stockton Street
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    Colorful Trams

    by ptitetoile Written Mar 17, 2004

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    I have not tryied them... but the old models are so nice!!!! And it should be very nice to travel in it!

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    CALTRAIN

    by kazander Written Feb 3, 2004

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    The Caltrain was the only double decker train I have ever been on. We took it from San Jose to San Francisco.

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    Street Cars

    by PrincessMonja Written Nov 8, 2006

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    There are also street cars that travel along market street and along by the water's edge to the piers. On the front of the cars is the name of the city that they originally came from.

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    Flying over Napa Valley

    by Christian.Lafont Written Oct 3, 2003

    Much more exciting than it appears.
    Perfect for the Napa valley and around.
    Most surprising and beautiful tour :))

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