Traction Power Substation Installation at Civic Center Station Starts March 2021

03.05.21

Traction Power Substation Installation at Civic Center Station Starts March 2021

Over the next several years, we are going to be adding 5 new Traction Power Substations throughout the system in order to ensure reliable service in the future and to build our core capacity which will allow us to run additional 10-car trains through the Transbay Tube (from 23 to 30 per hour).

Two of the Substations will be built in downtown San Francisco stations. One at Civic Center and one at Montgomery (we will put out another bulletin when Montgomery timing is settled). While the Substations are being installed underground, we will need to temporarily fence-off sections of the sidewalk above the installation sites so we can bring in the equipment necessary for the work and remove material as we prepare the area below. The areas (all on Market Street) and dates for the fencing to be up are as follows:

StationLocationFencing UpFencing Removed
Civic CenterCity plaza area in front of 1200 Market Street (former Burger King)Spring 2021Spring 2022
Civic CenterCity sidewalk between Chase Bank and Hotel WhitcombSummer 2021Spring 2022
MontgomeryCity sidewalk at 2nd & Market Street on south side of Market Street Spring 2021Spring 2022

Most work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm with occasional night and weekend work.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this important work.