Glen Park station

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Glen Park
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Glen Park station platform, March 2018.JPG
Glen Park station platform in March 2018
Location2901 Diamond Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°43′59″N 122°26′02″W / 37.733118°N 122.433808°W / 37.733118; -122.433808Coordinates: 37°43′59″N 122°26′02″W / 37.733118°N 122.433808°W / 37.733118; -122.433808
Line(s)BART M-Line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Muni: 23, 35, 36, 44, 52, 714
At San Jose/Glen Park:  J Church
Construction
Parking53 spaces
Bicycle facilities12 lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedNovember 5, 1973
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016)7,538 exits/day[1]
Services
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
Balboa Park Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae 24th Street Mission
toward Richmond
Balboa Park
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City 24th Street Mission
Balboa Park Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae 24th Street Mission
Balboa Park
toward Daly City
Warm Springs/​South Fremont–​Daly City 24th Street Mission

Glen Park station is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco, California adjacent to San Jose Avenue and Interstate 280. The station has a single island platform.

San Jose/Glen Park station on the Muni Metro J Church line is located nearby in the median of San Jose Avenue.

Design[edit]

Glen Park station under construction in 1970

The station was designed by Corlett & Spackman and Ernest Born in the brutalist style. Born also designed the station graphics. Service began on November 5, 1973.[2] The November 1974 Architectural Record wrote of the station:

The dramatic volume of the station–one of the deepest in the system–unfolds at the escalator wells, where the full height (60 feet or 18 m) of the structure is visible. During the day, daylight from the skylights, one over the mezzanine, the other over the end escalator, pours in to the lower platform, an extraordinary sight in a subway.[3]

Born designed a marble mural at the west end of the mezzanine. "100 pieces, few of which are cut at right angles, in warm brown and red-brown tones, make it up". The mural is prominently featured in a scene of the 2006 Will Smith film The Pursuit of Happyness.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Two BART Stations". Architectural Record, November 1974.

External links[edit]

Media related to Glen Park station at Wikimedia Commons