San Francisco Central Subway

The 1.7-mile, four-station SFMTA Central Subway will provide light rail transit to the most densely populated area in the U.S. currently without a modern rail transit system.


The Central Subway will transform public transportation access to commercial districts and the BART and Caltran regional rail systems, connecting heavily transit-dependent communities along the corridor that previously relied on less efficient trolleys and bus transport.
Matt Fowler WSP Project Manager

Key Numbers

Central Subway Travel Time
7 minutes 7 minutes
Current Bus Travel Time
20 minutes 20 minutes
1.7 miles 1.7 miles
New Stations
4 4
Passengers per Train
250 250
Projected Daily Ridership
43,700 43,700