Castro station

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Castro Street
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Muni Metro light rail station
Inbound T Third Street train at Castro station, August 2013.jpg
Inbound train at Castro station in August 2013
Location Market, Castro & 17th Streets
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°45′45″N 122°26′08″W / 37.76252°N 122.43553°W / 37.76252; -122.43553Coordinates: 37°45′45″N 122°26′08″W / 37.76252°N 122.43553°W / 37.76252; -122.43553
Platforms 2 high level side platforms
1 low level side platform
Tracks 2 (Muni Metro)
2 (Market Street Railway)


24 Divisadero
33 Ashbury 18th
35 Eureka
37 Corbett

L Owl
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 1980
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
L Taraval
toward Embarcadero
M Ocean View
toward West Portal
S Castro Shuttle
toward Balboa Park
K Ingleside
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni heritage railway   Following station
Terminus F Market & Wharves
Surface stop at 17th and Castro

Castro station is a Muni Metro station at the intersection of Market Street, Castro Street, and 17th Street in The Castro district of San Francisco, California.

Service at this station began in June 1980.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two side platforms next to the tracks on the second level down with the concourse mezzanine level overlooking it. Uniquely among Muni Metro stations, the platforms are slightly curved due to the transition from the Market Street Subway to the Twin Peaks Tunnel between this station and the now disused Eureka Station, just southwest.

At both Castro Street Station and Church Street Station, there is only one stairway on each side of Market Street leading into the station. (All other stations on the Market Street Subway have entrances spread out along the length of the station.) One of these entrances is located in Harvey Milk Plaza on the south-west corner of Market and Castro, and the other is on the north-west corner of Market and 17th.


External links[edit]

Media related to Castro station at Wikimedia Commons