Castro Street Station

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Castro Street
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Muni Metro light rail station
Castro Street Station's Outbound Platform
Location Market, Castro & 17th Streets
San Francisco, CA
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 Stanyan
35 Eureka
37 Corbett

L Owl
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 1980
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
One-way operation
K Ingleside
toward Balboa Park
toward Embarcadero
L Taraval
M Ocean View
S Castro Shuttle
(Normal service)
S Castro Shuttle
(AT&T Park game days only)
toward West Portal
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
One-way operation
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni heritage railway   Following station
16th and Noe
F Market & Wharves
Transfer at: Above-ground at 17th and Castro

Castro Street 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. 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.

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

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine To exits/entrances, faregates, ticket machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound  K Ingleside toward Balboa Park (Forest Hill)
 L Taraval toward 46th Avenue and Wawona (Forest Hill)
 M Ocean View toward San Jose and Geneva / Balboa Park (Forest Hill)
 S Castro Shuttle toward Castro Street, normal service (last stop)
 S Castro Shuttle toward West Portal on AT&T Park game days (Forest Hill)
Inbound  L Taraval toward Embarcadero (Church Street)
 M Ocean View toward Embarcadero (Church Street)
 S Castro Shuttle toward Embarcadero, 4th and King/Caltrain Depot on AT&T Park game days (Church Street)
 T Third Street toward Sunnydale (Church Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
The unique pylons inside the Castro Street Station.
The streetcar stop with handicapped accessible platform at 17th and Castro


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