Transit Center

The new Salesforce Transit Center replaces the former Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco with a modern transit hub. Extending just south of Mission Street from Second to Beale streets, the Transit Center connects the Bay Area and ultimately the State of California through several transportation systems, including AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Greyhound, Muni, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit and California’s future High Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

Highlights of the design include:

  • Regional transportation hub containing more than one million square feet
  • Will serve 11 transportation systems
  • Featuring Salesforce Park, a 5.4-acre rooftop public park. The 1,400-foot-long elevated linear park includes a variety of activities and amenities, including an open-air amphitheater, gardens, trails, open grass areas, children’s play space, as well as a future restaurant and cafe
  • Featuring the Grand Hall, a ground-level open air main entrance off Mission Street between Salesforce Tower and Fremont Street, which includes kiosks, interactive digital displays, Clipper ticketing machines and the main escalators
  • Featuring a dramatic Light Column, which allows natural daylight into the transit center
  • Incorporates a groundbreaking geometrical pattern of Dr. Roger Penrose, the eminent British mathematical physicist, in the undulating metal facade
  • Includes sustainable design features, which will allow the facility to achieve LEED Gold certification
  • Contains two pedestrian bridges connecting the transit center’s rooftop park to Salesforce Tower and 181n Fremont with a third bridge planned
  • Hosts significant public artworks throughout the facility
  • Provides unique shopping and dining experiences

The architect for the transit center, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, was selected through a juried competition. The Construction Manager/General Contractor was Webcor Obayashi Joint Ventures.

Salesforce Transit Center opened to the public on August 11, 2018.

The transit center is owned and operated by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority. Salesforce has acquired a 25-year sponsorship for naming and signage rights.