Transbay Terminal

Transbay Terminal

The Transbay Terminal will provide an essential link within the regional transportation services supporting the San Francisco Bay Area, serving the region well into the 21st century. The design accommodates the current and future needs of the bus and rail operators and provides a signature building for public transportation in downtown San Francisco.

The project includes a 600,000 square foot multi-level bus/rail facility that will accommodate 25,000 passengers per hour and link bus transit with commuter rail and the planned high-speed rail connection to Los Angeles. Additional elements include new ramp connections to the San Francisco Bay Bridge, a bus parking facility, a temporary terminal, and up to 6 million square feet of high density residential and mixed-use development on sites immediately adjacent to the Terminal facility.

The building features a flowing glass roof structure that provides natural lighting and ventilation and is the touchstone of a sustainable design that celebrates transit and creates a welcoming public arrival into the city.

Location San Francisco, CA, USA
Type Transport
Dates 1998 - 2001
Client Metropolitan Transportation Commission
The Architect Richard Rogers Partnership
RRP Team  
Ivan Harbour, John Lowe, Andrew Morris, Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk, Andrew Tyley
Civil Engineer Treadwell & Rollo
Co-Architects Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris
Cost Consultant Oppenheim Lewis
Real Estate Consultant Jones Lang LaSalle
Services Engineer Arup
Structural Engineer Arup
Traffic Engineer Arup
  Fehr & Peers

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