Muni news

tthird_train.jpgAt a loss about locations where you can buy a Fast Pass, the monthly pass to San Francisco’s public transit? You could consult Muni’s online directory of Fast Pass vendors, but beginning April 10, Muni will sell passes online from their website.

And beginning April 7, the T-Third line will open full-time. Among other things, this means the death of the 15 Third St. bus. The 15 line’s extension into the Financial District and North Beach will be taken over by extending the 9-San Bruno line.

Finally, city officials are trying to crystalize support for the Central Subway, a huge project that will build a new line extending from 4th and Townsend to Chinatown, largely replacing the 30-Stockton — one of the most overcrowded bus lines in the country, I’ll bet. Trains might be running in the hole by 2015, just in time for Barry Bonds to hit home run number 2500.

Update: Speaking of Muni, I just saw this great post by a local blogger: several of Muni’s retired streetcars ended up in the snows of Lake Tahoe, where a well-meaning but unorganized buyer hauled them for a public transit scheme that never got off the ground.

4 Comments so far

  1. Jason D- (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    I wonder when the N will start leaving from Embarcadero as it’s first stop. I’m looking forward to the day when we get a fresh train instead of a half full one every day going home.

  2. N Judah (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

    The N will stop going to Caltrain once the T-Third line goes into service. The T and the J will serve the Caltrain station.

    While this is an inconvenience for riders used to riding the train from the Sunset, et al, to Caltrain + the ballpark (they’ll have to switch to the T or J), it is hoped that by not forcing the N to go all the way to the train station it will speed up turnaround times, esp. at rush hour.

    I sure hope it does to make the lack of direct access to the ballpark ok…

  3. Jason D- (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    Thanks for the info. And I just bought one of your shirts :-)

  4. N Judah Chronicles (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 8:03 am

    @Jason – wow thanks!

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