Transportation

SF Central Subway to be up and running in 2022

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority has shared a Central Subway project construction update via video.

The Central Subway Project is moving toward the start of testing and certification of project elements such as station escalators, elevators, trackwork and radio communications, according to the agency.  

The next project stage will include rail activation to begin testing train operations, train control and other integral systems. Automatic train control and other systems will then have to be tested and made ready for the start of revenue service in 2022, approximately a year from now. 

MTC made the $1.57 billion Central Subway project a top regional priority in the nationwide competition for funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program.