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SF’s New Transbay Transit Center Opening Day

It all starts Sunday 8/12! Full AC Transit & Muni service at SF’s brand new transbay terminal
By - posted 8/11/2018 No Comment

After starting off slow with a soft launch of just the 5 Fulton back in December and then four more muni lines in June, the New Transbay Terminal (aka “Salesforce Transit Center”) opens officially on August 12, 2018 – including the Grand Hall, rooftop park and a few shops/retail to start.

The Temporary Transbay Terminal will close effiective 11:59pm on August 11, 2018

When complete in 2025, Caltrain and (eventually) high-speed rail will be underground with six tracks plus there will be a BART/Muni underground pedestrian connector to Embarcadero Station.


All buses (except Treasure Island line) depart on the Bus Plaza (Street Level)

The outdoor bus plaza is located at the eastern end of the building between Fremont and Beale Streets, serving Muni, Golden Gate Transit, and SamTrans buses.

  • 5 Fulton / 5R Fulton Rapid
  • 7 Haight
  • 14 Mission / 14X Mission Express
  • 25 Treasure Island (Level 3 Bus Deck – Bay 29 – Closest to Fremont)
  • 38 Geary / 38R Geary Rapid

Outdoor Bus Plaza Map / Map for 14 Mission location coming soon…

Level 3 Bus Deck (for 25 Treasure Island)

AC Transit

All buses depart on the Bus Deck (Level 3)

AC Transit will operate the Bay Area’s most comprehensive service at the new center, deploying 27 bus lines and 140 buses at peak hour during weekday service, using the Bus Deck on Level 3 of the building. The Bus Deck will have designated buses for AC Transit Transbay lines, with the exception of Line 800. Line 800 will use the bus stop on First and Mission Street.

AC Transit Level 3 Bus Deck Cross Section – View Map

AC Transit Level 3 Bus Deck Cross Section – View Map

WestCAT / Golden Gate Transit / Amtrak / Greyhound

  • WestCAT – All buses depart on the Bus Deck Level – Call 510.724.7993 or 511 and ask for WestCAT Lynx – Free rides from 10am to 5:55pm for the Grand Opening on August 11, 2018 from Hercules Transit Center – last bus departs the Temporary Transbay Terminal at 5pm.
  • Amtrak – All buses depart on the Bus Deck Level – Call 1.800.872.7245
  • Greyhound – All buses depart on the Bus Deck Level  – Call 214.849.8966 or 1.800.231.2222
  • Golden Gate Transit – Service scheduled to begin at Salesforce on September 9, 2018 with 120 buses on three lines (Routes 30 – San Rafael, 70 – Novato, 101 – Santa Rosa) running through the center on an average day.

As of 8/6/18 there was no information we could find on SamTrans

The major Transit Center elements Transits include:

  • A Grand Hall entrance lobby and a rooftop public park
  • Two-block-long bus deck for AC Transit buses, WestCAT, Amtrak Thruway and Greyhound buses and Muni service to Treasure Island (#25)
  • Street-level bus plaza serving seven major Muni lines
  • Three-platform, six-track train station underground
  • Multi-level building retail space, bicycle parking and administrative offices
  • Ancillary projects include a public plaza on Mission Street west of Fremont Street
  • Gondola