Report: San Francisco’s Central Subway Project Opening May Be Delayed Again

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — San Francisco’s Central Subway Project, which was scheduled to open in September this year, is likely to be delayed again, according to a report from the federal monitor.

The long-awaited underground light rail that would connect the city’s downtown to Chinatown has been under construction for the past 10 years, delayed time and again due to budget concerns and the pandemic.

According to a report from the SF Standard, current cost estimates are close to $2 billion, including any overages due to equipment delays and inflation.

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Now the question is, what is SFMTA doing about this and is it really necessary to have this light rail extension?

San Francisco Standard editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber joined ABC7’s “Getting Answers” to provide insight into the project’s many setbacks and its new possible opening date.

ABC7 is excited to continue our partnership with the brand new San Francisco Standard. Part of Building A Better Bay Area is attention to everyone working on the same mission we have here at ABC7. The SF Standard’s in-depth and insightful reporting on the city does just that.

View the other original report from the San Francisco Standard here.

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