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Thursday, April 25, 2013    

SFMTA closes entrance to make way for Central Subway tunnel, station construction

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) yesterday closed the entrance to the Powell Street Muni Metro/BART Station at Stockton and Ellis streets to facilitate construction of the Central Subway tunnel and Union Square/Market Street Station. The entrance will be closed for the next five years.

When the subway project is completed, the entrance — also known as the Apple Store entrance — will provide convenient access to the T Third Line at the future Union Square/Market Street Station, SFMTA officials said in a press release.

An underground concourse connection will link the Union Square and Powell Street stations, enabling riders to transfer more easily between the T Third Line and Bay Area Rapid Transit and Muni Metro lines operating in the Market Street tunnel, they said.

The Central Subway project involves the construction of a light-rail line designed to improve public transportation in San Francisco. Construction of the tunnel and stations will start this year and continue through 2017.

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