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Third Street Light Rail

During the last half of the 19th century, streetcars traveled up and down “Tree Street”, shuttling riders between downtown and points along the Bayshore corridor, which helped spur development of the Bayshore Boulevard communities that exist today. Decades later, Muni, the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Transportation Authority launched the Third Street Light Rail Project to reestablish rail service along this corridor.

The project scope consisted of the design and construction of 28 high level boarding platforms and four substations, canopies, track ways, paving, sidewalk treatment, trees, street lighting, and other elements of urban design and art work enhancement. This completion of this project provides a safe and environment for public transit passengers.


Streets & Streetscapes
Special Projects
STATUS Completed
Third Street
Start Date January 1999
Completion Date May 2007
$274.5 million
Project Team

Public Works
Toby Levy’ Architects and Barbara Maloney, Urban Designer