Civic Center/UN Plaza station

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Civic Center/UN Plaza
Bay Area Rapid Transit BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Civic Center BART station after SF Pride.jpg
BART crowds at Civic Center station after Pride
Location 1150 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°46′47″N 122°24′49″W / 37.779861°N 122.413498°W / 37.779861; -122.413498Coordinates: 37°46′47″N 122°24′49″W / 37.779861°N 122.413498°W / 37.779861; -122.413498
Platforms 1 high level island platform (BART)
1 high level island platform (Muni Metro)
2 low level side platforms (MKSR)
Tracks 2 wide gauge (BART)
2 standard gauge (Muni Metro)
2 standard gauge (MKSR)
Connections AC Transit
Golden Gate Transit
Kaiser Shuttle Yellow Line
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened November 5, 1973 (44 years ago) (BART)
February 1980 (37 years ago) (Muni)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 23,564 exits/day[1]Increase 3.52%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
toward Warm Springs
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro
toward Balboa Park
J Church
toward Embarcadero
L Taraval
M Ocean View
toward West Portal
S Castro Shuttle
toward Balboa Park
K Ingleside
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
N Judah
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni heritage railway
F Market & Wharves

Civic Center/UN Plaza is a BART and Muni Metro station in the Civic Center of San Francisco. The westernmost of the dual BART/Muni stops on the Market Street Subway, Civic Center/UN Plaza acts as a major hub for passenger movement throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. With 18,432 exits each weekday, it is the fourth-busiest station in the BART system.

History[edit]

Service at this station began on November 5, 1973.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The closed-off entrance in 2017

Like the three other shared BART/Muni stations in the Market Street Subway, Civic Center station has three levels: a fare mezzanine on the first level, an island platform for Muni Metro on the second level, and an island platform for BART on the third level. As with the other three stations, Civic Center was built with six entrances – three on each side of Market Street – leading to the fare concourse. A passageway to two additional entrances west of 8th Street and Hyde Street was opened later.[3] One of those entrances, on the north side of Market Street, was temporarily closed in December 2016 after a sewer pipe collapsed under the escalators.[4] In August 2017, BART announced that both entrances would likely be permanently closed, as the passageway space is needed for a new electrical substation to increase Transbay Tube train frequency. The six original entrances (all of which are significantly closer to the faregates) will remain open.[5] The concourse has two BART fare payment areas and two Muni fare payment areas.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Reports". Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "BART History" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Civic Center/UN Plaza Station map". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Civic Center Grove Street entrance closed for repairs" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. December 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Permanent entrance closures planned at Civic Center for traction power project" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. August 22, 2017. 

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