Church station (Muni Metro)

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Muni Metro station Church
Inbound T Third train at Church station, September 2017.JPG
Inbound T Third Street train at Church station in 2017
LocationMarket, Church, and 14th Streets
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°46′4.13″N 122°25′44.64″W / 37.7678139°N 122.4290667°W / 37.7678139; -122.4290667Coordinates: 37°46′4.13″N 122°25′44.64″W / 37.7678139°N 122.4290667°W / 37.7678139; -122.4290667
Owned bySan Francisco Municipal Railway
Platforms2 side platforms (underground)
4 side platforms (surface)
Tracks2 (Muni Metro - underground)
2 (Muni Metro - surface)
2 (historic streetcar - surface)
ConnectionsBus transport MUNI: 22, 37, L Owl, N Owl
Disabled accessAll lines except outbound J Church
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
toward Balboa Park
J Church
Surface stop
toward Embarcadero
One-way operation
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni heritage railway
F Market & Wharves
Surface stop

Church Street is a Muni Metro light rail station at the six-way intersection of Market Street, Church Street and 14th Street in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Service at the station began in June 1980.

Church Street Station is featured in the Nick Nolte/Eddie Murphy cop dramedy 48 Hours, with shots of entrances, plaza and platform levels, and train operations.

Station layout[edit]

A streetcar at the station in 2001

The station consists of two side platforms next to the tracks on the second level down with the concourse mezzanine level overlooking it.

The J Church line, which enters and exits the Market Street Subway tunnel in a portal near the station, connects to this station at two surface-level platform. The inbound stop is near the corner of Church and Market Streets, while the outbound stop is near the corner of Church and 14th Streets. The F Market & Wharves streetcar line, running along Market Street, also has stops at the intersection. The N Judah line also exits the Market Street tunnel before reaching the Church Street station and stops one block away at Church and Duboce Avenue.

At both Church Street Station and Castro 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 on the northwest corner of Market and 14th Street, and the other is on the southwest corner of Market and Church Street.


  1. ^ Callwell, Robert (September 1999). "Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850-1995" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 58.

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