San Francisco 4th and King Street Station
|Caltrain commuter rail and Muni Metro light rail station|
The north side of the station.
|Location||700 Fourth Street (Caltrain)
King Street at Fourth Street (E, N, S)
Fourth Street at King Street (T)
San Francisco, California
|Owned by||Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board|
|Platforms||6 island platforms (Caltrain)
2 island platforms,
2 side platforms (Muni)
|Bicycle facilities||180 lockers
|Fare zone||Fare Zone 1|
|Passengers (2016)||14,769 per weekday 8.8% (Caltrain)|
San Francisco 4th and King Street, 4th and King (previously 4th & Townsend), or Caltrain Depot is the north end of the Caltrain commuter rail line to the San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Clara Valley, and is a major area transit hub. It is next to a Muni Metro light rail station, which provides connections to downtown San Francisco and Bay Area Rapid Transit.
The station is in the Mission Bay/China Basin area, bordered on the north by Townsend Street, east by 3rd Street, west by 4th Street and south by King Street. It opened on June 21, 1975, replacing a station built in 1914 at 3rd and Townsend, one block away.
The Muni extension to the station was opened in 1998.
The Caltrain Downtown Extension project to the rebuilt Transbay Terminal includes the construction of an underground 4th and King station. The underground station will be next to the current station on the Townsend side. Several platforms on the current station will be retained as the terminal for non-electric trains, such as trains to Union City across Dumbarton Rail Bridge, trains to Gilroy, and trains that won't fit into the new station. Until that time, high speed rail and Caltrain may utilize the existing facilities.
All 96 weekday trains and all Saturday and Sunday trains utilize the station as a terminal; the station is unstaffed.
- San Francisco Giants service
4th and King is one block from AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. Caltrain usually operates special trains to transport fans to baseball games. Special trains usually depart about fifteen minutes after the last out. One special train, leaving 15 minutes after the last out, expresses to San Carlos, then stops at every station between San Carlos and San Jose Diridon. This train is not available for daytime weekday games. Giants fans can either walk or take the Muni to the ballpark. Muni operates special trains from Caltrain to the ballpark on game days.
Track and platform layout
4th and King hosts a number of Muni bus lines, the E Embarcadero historic streetcar line, and Muni's T Third Street and N Judah lines run to Market St downtown. The N Judah station platform is located on the median of King Street immediately southwest of the 4th and King intersection, while The T Third Street station platform is located on the median of 4th Street immediately southeast of the intersection.
N Judah service replaced the J Church on June 30, 2007, two months after the J Church replaced the N Judah on April 7, 2007 on the Caltrain connection to downtown following the opening of the T line. The nearest BART access is the Powell Street station, a 1-mile walk up 4th street then left on Market St. California Shuttle Bus runs to Los Angeles via Oakland and San Jose.
- Public restrooms
- Ticket machines
- Validators for Caltrain 8-Ride passes
- Subway sandwich shop
- No parking
Platforms and tracks
|Caltrain||■ Local service||toward Gilroy (22nd Street)|
|■ Limited-stop service||toward Tamien, Gilroy during peak hours (22nd Street or San Bruno)|
|■ Baby Bullet, Peak||toward San Jose Diridon or Tamien (Millbrae)|
|■ Baby Bullet, Reverse Peak||toward San Jose Diridon (22nd Street)|
|Muni - King St||■ N Judah||toward Judah and La Playa (2nd and King)|
|■ S Castro Shuttle||toward West Portal on AT&T Park game days (2nd and King)|
|Muni Streetcar Stop||■ E Embarcadero||toward Jones and Beach, weekends (2nd and King)|
|Muni - 4th St||■ T Third Street||toward Embarcadero (2nd and King)|
|■ T Third Street||toward Sunnydale (Mission Rock)|
- San Francisco Municipal Railway Route Map (Map). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. December 5, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
- "2015 Annual Passenger Counts" (PDF). Caltrain. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
- Epstein, Edward (26 August 1998). "Brown Tries To Soothe Muni Riders / Service on N-Judah line has been abysmal all week". Hearst Communications. SFGate. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
- Caltrain 2025 North Terminal Plan
- "Caltrain/California HSR Blended Operations Analysis" (PDF). Caltrain.com. LTK Engineering Services. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
- "Project Overview [Central Subway]". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Retrieved September 26, 2015.