Inbound train at Castro station in August 2013
|Location||Market Street at Castro Street and 17th Street|
San Francisco, California
|Line(s)||Market Street Subway|
|Platforms||2 high level side platforms (Muni Metro)|
1 low level side platform (Muni surface)
|Tracks||2 (Muni Metro)|
2 (Muni surface)
|Connections||Muni: 24, 33, 35, 37, L Owl|
|Opened||June 11, 1980|
Service at the station began on June 11, 1980.
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 Valley, 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.
Muni plans to construct accessibility improvements, including a second elevator, in Harvey Milk Plaza at the south entrance of the station. As of 2018[update], the project is projected to be complete in 2020.
- Callwell, Robert (September 1999). "Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850-1995" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 58.
- "Castro Station Accessibility Improvements Project". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
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