Full service for Bayview District T-Third Metro begins Saturday

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Muni Executive Director Nat Ford seen attending January limited service opening of the Muni T-Third Metro
Photo by John Han

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will begin full, daily rail service of the new T-Third metro line Saturday.

The rail service brings 5.1 miles of new light rail to the Muni system, as well as 317 new jobs for local neighborhoods, according to Muni spokeswoman Maggie Lynch.

Lynch said the T-Third will operate daily between Visitacion Valley and Castro stations.

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The new service, which completes a $648 million joint project undertaken by six city departments, also boasts new streetlights and enhanced streetscapes, new traffic signals, a new maintenance and operations facility, and 112 pieces of public art, according to Lynch.

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The new line is linked to a new digital traffic management system, SFgo.

Full service is also planned to begin for the 9x San Bruno bus, which will replace the 15-Third bus, Lynch reported.

A ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration for the new Muni lines is planned for April 14.

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