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Date: 09/07/19 17:46
S.F.Muni and the Warriors New Arena
Author: milepost20

The Golden Stare Warriors new arena--the Chase Center in San Francisco--opened Friday night
hosting Metallica.  With very limited off street parking in the neighborhood the S.F. Muni's
T-line will be expected to carry a heavy burden.

The old UCSF/Mission Bay station has been renamed to UCSF/Chase Center and undergone an
expensive upgrading.  The old short outside platforms are gone rdeplaced by a new 320' long
center island platform.  New crossovers are in place immediately north and south of the station
along with new signalling.

A southbond T-line service is seen just leaving the Chase Center stop in the first photo. The
next view shows a southbound at the double crossovers just north of the stop.  These crossovers
allow trains to access either track and each platform face can hold two 2-car trains.  During
heavy demand events some trains can thus change ends and flip back downtown while others continue
their regular run south on the T-line.

Final photo looks north at the new platform.  Note the mid-platform signal that facilitates the
operation of two trains travelling in the same direction to simultaneously serve the station.
By all accounts things went well the first night:
https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/no-traffic-no-problems-chase-centers-transit-push-strikes-sweet-note-for-metallica-concert/








Date: 09/07/19 19:13
Re: S.F.Muni and the Warriors New Arena
Author: atsf121

Thanks for posting the photos, haven’t been through Mission Bay for a few years now, need to make it back. Crazy that the Warriors are “down the street” from the Giants. That was the big stadium deal back when I was working in The City.

Nathan

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Date: 09/07/19 21:37
Re: S.F.Muni and the Warriors New Arena
Author: coach

Compared to BART's high capacity 10-car trains, this will be a circus.  2-car trains???????  Really??????  Sacramento and other cities can run 4-car trains, but MUNI is still stuck on wimpy 2-car trains.  Their underground stations can easily handle 3-car trains, so why not go with those???????

Getting there is going to be so much harder than going to the old Oakland site.....



Date: 09/07/19 21:50
Re: S.F.Muni and the Warriors New Arena
Author: cchan006

coach Wrote:
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> Compared to BART's high capacity 10-car trains,
> this will be a circus.  2-car trains???????
>  Really?????? 

Have you ever ridden the MUNI light rail before? If you have, your comment here doesn't show it. Note the coupler on the front of the Siemens car in the first photo. Even the Breda and the long-gone Boeing LRVs coupled together to run 4 car trains.



Date: 09/08/19 07:02
Re: S.F.Muni and the Warriors New Arena
Author: chuchubob

File photos from Aug 31, 2009








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