The Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco.

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Transbay Bus Service Resumes At Salesforce Transit Center Nearly Year After Closure

Matt Bigler
August 09, 2019 - 4:13 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Transbay commuter buses will be back at the Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco starting on Monday.

AC Transit started sending buses from the East Bay to the transit center on Sunday. 

The terminal’s long-awaited opening came last August, but by late September the entire $2.2 billion transit center and rooftop park were closed after workers discovered cracks in two large steel girders that hold up the upper level bus deck.

Bus service was diverted back to the Temporary Transbay Terminal in September, where lines have been running ever since as crews worked to fix and inspect the problem.

An independent review determined that the cracks were likely caused by stress from construction or wear and tear.

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority and AC Transit have since signed off on the repairs and say the center is safe. The building re-opened on July 1, but bus service has resumed slowly with only some Muni lines using the terminal until now. 

Written by Jessica Yi.