Van Ness Station

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Van Ness
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Muni Metro light rail
Van Ness Station, outbound
Location 1500 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Platforms 1 high level island platform (Muni Metro)
2 low level side platforms (MKSR)
Tracks 2 (Muni Metro)
2 (Market Street Railway)


6 Parnassus
7 Haight/Noriega
7R Haight/Noriega Rapid
9 San Bruno
9R San Bruno Rapid
47 Van Ness
49 Van Ness-Mission
90 Owl
L Owl
N Owl AC Transit

800 All Nighter[1]
Disabled access Yes
Opened February 1980
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
One-way operation
K Ingleside
toward Balboa Park
toward Embarcadero
J Church
toward Balboa Park
L Taraval
M Ocean View
S Castro Shuttle
toward Castro Street
(West Portal on AT&T Park game days)
N Judah
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
One-way operation
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni heritage railway
F Market & Wharves
Transfer at: Van Ness Avenue
toward 17th and Castro

Van Ness Station is a Muni Metro station on the Market Street Subway at the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue (U.S. Route 101) in San Francisco, California. The station consists of a concourse mezzanine on the first floor down, and a single island platform on the second level down. Service at this station began in February 1980.[citation needed]

It is the final station (going outbound) or the first station (going inbound) wherein all of Muni Metro's lines run together along the Market Street Subway (until the Embarcadero Station), and going outbound, the metro lines split into two general directions prior to Church Station: the J and N lines exit the subway at the Duboce portal before Market & Church Streets to operate on surface streets, while the K, L, M, and S lines continue through the Market Street Subway to serve Church Station. Going inbound, the J and N lines enter the subway through the same portal where they exit outbound and meet up with the L, M, S, and T lines before heading into Van Ness Station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine To exits/entrances, faregates, ticket machines
Outbound  J Church toward Balboa Park (Duboce and Church)
 K Ingleside toward Balboa Park (Church Street)
 L Taraval toward 46th Avenue and Wawona (Church Street)
 M Ocean View toward San Jose and Geneva / Balboa Park (Church Street)
 N Judah toward Judah and La Playa (Duboce and Church)
 S Castro Shuttle toward Castro Street, West Portal on AT&T Park game days (Church Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Inbound  J Church toward Embarcadero (Civic Center)
 L Taraval toward Embarcadero (Civic Center)
 M Ocean View toward Embarcadero (Civic Center)
 N Judah toward 4th and King/Caltrain Depot (Civic Center)
 S Castro Shuttle toward Embarcadero, 4th and King/Caltrain Depot on AT&T Park game days (Civic Center)
 T Third Street toward Sunnydale (Civic Center)


  1. ^ Line 800, AC Transit Map & Schedules, AC Transit website, access date July 22, 2008

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Coordinates: 37°46′30″N 122°25′08″W / 37.775°N 122.419°W / 37.775; -122.419