Castro station

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Muni Metro station Castro
Inbound T Third Street train at Castro station, August 2013.jpg
Inbound train at Castro station in August 2013
LocationMarket Street at Castro Street and 17th Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°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
Line(s)Market Street Subway
Platforms2 high level side platforms (Muni Metro)
1 low level side platform (Muni surface)
Tracks2 (Muni Metro)
2 (Muni surface)
ConnectionsBus transport Muni: 24, 33, 35, 37, L Owl
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJune 11, 1980[1]
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
L Taraval
toward Embarcadero
M Ocean View
toward West Portal
S Shuttle
toward Balboa Park
K Ingleside
One-way operation
One-way operation
T Third Street
toward Sunnydale
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni heritage railway
TerminusF 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 the station began on June 11, 1980.[1]

Station layout[edit]

F-Market streetcar on the surface at 17th and Castro in 1999

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, the project is projected to be complete in 2020.[2]


  1. ^ a b Callwell, Robert (September 1999). "Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850-1995" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 58.
  2. ^ "Castro Station Accessibility Improvements Project". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 1, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Castro station at Wikimedia Commons