Transbay Transit Terminal Last Day

Transbay Transit Terminal

Transbay Transit Terminal, SF (Copyright © 2010 Alexander Reneff-Olson)

The Transbay Transit Terminal’s last day of operation before demolition for the new and improved Transbay Terminal (scheduled to open August, 2017) was August 6, 2010. The new and improved Terminal will feature an underground train station for Caltrain and the future high speed rail system,  a new bus terminal, stores, and a rooftop park. While the new terminal is constructed, temporary stops have been established in the immediate area for commuters.

Originally the terminal had been built for the electric commuter trains of the Southern Pacific, the Key System, and the Sacramento Northern railroads which ran on the south side of the lower deck of the Bay Bridge. The SP and Sacramento Northern trains ceased service across the Bay in 1941 and in 1958 the tracks were removed and replaced with pavement for bus use after the closure of the Key system.

Transbay Transit Terminal Bus Deck

The bus deck of the Transbay Transit Terminal (Copyright © 2010 Alexander Reneff-Olson)

Transbay Transit Terminal waiting area

One of the waiting areas in the Transbay Transit Terminal (Copyright © 2010 Alexander Reneff-Olson)

Transbay Transit Terminal

Commuters line up to board buses during the last commute in the current terminal (Copyright © 2010 Alexander Reneff-Olson)

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