The T Line will soon be fully operational

Huge notices tacked up in the Muni stations now say that the T line will start running free on weekends for the next four months, leading up to its official unveiling for daily travel in April. The T begins at Castro station and terminates at Sunnydale Ave. Click here for the full account and for a list of the new stations serviced.

Also mentioned on this page is that soon the N line will terminate at Embarcadero, while the T will go all the way down. They’ll run J’s to Caltrain, too, during peak hours. So be aware all you Caltrain commuters.

Muni’s press release says:

The T-THIRD line starts weekends only as of January 13, 2007. Full service starts April 7, 2007.

The T-THIRD Metro line will connect all of the Third Street neighborhoods to the full Muni Metro system, providing a vital link between the southeast sector of San Francisco and the rest of the City. It will also give San Francisco over 70 miles of light rail track. One fare on the T-THIRD will take you to both of the ballparks, City Hall, the Embarcadero, the Bayview Opera House, and more.

Two Muni Metro lines (the J and the T) will connect to the Caltrain station at 4th and King Streets. Also, the T-THIRD will replace the Castro Shuttle, providing more frequent and consistent service.

8 Comments so far

  1. Mattymatt (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    I wonder how many months it’ll take Muni to update all their maps.

  2. tyler82 (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

    Why is it free until April? Are they basically saying we are their guinea pigs until the official opening, you know, in case the train short circuits and runs a red light, plowing into a bus, then sending the back of the train to go free wheelin’ into the bay?
    Really, this doesn’t excite me because we need an actual subway network to take all those slow ass pedestrian killing busses off the streets and replace them with something that is actually efficient, thus making it attractive for more people to use pubtrans.

  3. anna (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    I am excited about this b/c it extends our system more north-south than the east-west lateral route it does now. I’m glad the F goes to Fisherman’s Wharf- the T-Third is a welcome opposite route. Going underground would be great too.

  4. tyler82 (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

    Really, what is the practicality of this route though? So now the people of Hunter’s Point have a quicker way to get to downtown, as if many of them even come downtown anyway. It doesn’t even go to Monster Park.
    It may, however, open up new business and nightlife possibilities long the 3rd street/ DogPatch/ Potrero areas. But as of now, where does this really go that you couldn’t get to before?

  5. ed (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 12:53 am

    Quite a few asians in the Visitation Valley area as well who will welcome a new route to Chinatown, I know my Auntie will. Question is how long is the bus ride versus the hassle of driving and finding a parking space. As for it going to Monster Park.. have the niner’s settle on a stadium location yet?

  6. T-Bone (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

    TYLER82… you have some issues kid. To assume that a subway is at all feasible or even affordable through the veritable mud flats on that end of town shows y’all lack knowledge of the geography, geology, or how much any of that would cost.

    To act like you care or have any insight into what’s up with the work & travel routines of the people living in Hunter’s Point is lame, if not out right racist.

    ED: As you may have heard The Niners are scheduled to move to Santa Clara near Great America Amusement park, the city has no hold on them at Monster Park. We know that the chances of the York’s negotiating anything that would suit them with the bureaucratic nightmare that brands itself is almost nil.

  7. tyler82 (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    Issues, lol, thanks dr. TBone! When can I schedule my next visit?

  8. tyler82 (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    PS thanks for the racist label, very original, haven’t heart that one in a while…

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