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  • A North Beach subway station is neither planned nor funded at present.
  • Extracting subway Tunnel Boring Machines will require:
    • two 2,100-foot tunnels to North Beach,
    • huge hole next to Washington Square,
    • $9.15 million added to the $70 million budgeted for the project to date.
  • Excavation and disruption of North Beach is not necessary.

"Central Subway: Muni's Drilling Plan Strains Credulity" by Joe Eskenazi, SF Weekly, February 27, 2013:
"The concept of digging an additional few thousand feet for the sake of extracting boring machines puzzled experienced engineers. 'It's surprising to me it would be worth taking them out,' says Douglas Hamilton, the engineering geologist for the Devil's Slide project. Why not, he asks, simply mothball the machines at a point in Chinatown past where future trains will go? Why not bury them beneath the right-of-way? Or why not scrap them and haul out the pieces the way they came in?"

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