J-Church to return to downtown subway service

by Matthew S. Bajko : ebay – excerpt

J-Church trains will return to downtown subway service next winter after the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board rejected the staff’s preferred recommendation that the line continue to end at the Church Street and Duboce Avenue intersection.

Last December, SFMTA altered the route when it revived train car service along the J-Church through Noe Valley and the Castro neighborhoods. The transit agency had mothballed the subway line for much of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic…

Due to their objections, in particular from members of the Restore The J Workgroup that formed in the summer, the SFMTA board voted 6-0 to return downtown subway service to the J-Church at its December 7 meeting after a lengthy discussion about the plans. The route should return to its full service as soon as February but will be reduced in frequency to every 15 minutes in order to accommodate the line extension…(more)

Good news or fake news? Does this mean the street traffic will again be able to cross Market Street? Could this help the situation for the Safeway, other merchants and their customers who have been forced into taking long detours for months?

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