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Van Ness station

Coordinates: 37°46′30″N 122°25′08″W / 37.775°N 122.419°W / 37.775; -122.419
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Muni Metro station Van Ness
Van Ness station with an inbound train in March 2019
General information
Location1500 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°46′30″N 122°25′08″W / 37.775°N 122.419°W / 37.775; -122.419
Owned bySan Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Line(s)Market Street subway
Platforms1 high level island platform (Muni Metro)
2 low level side platforms (Muni surface)
Tracks2 (Muni Metro)
2 (Muni surface)
ConnectionsBus transport Muni: 6, 7, 9, 9R, Van Ness BRT (47, 49, 79X)
Structure typeUnderground
ArchitectReid & Tarics Associates[1]
OpenedFebruary 18, 1980[2]
Preceding station Muni Following station
Church and Duboce
towards Balboa Park
J Church Civic Center
towards Embarcadero
towards Balboa Park
K Ingleside
towards SF Zoo
L Taraval
Church M Ocean View
Church and Duboce
towards Ocean Beach
N Judah Civic Center
towards 4th and King
towards West Portal
S Shuttle Civic Center
towards Embarcadero
At surface stops
Market and Gough F Market & Wharves Market and 9th Street / Market and Larkin
through to Mission Street or 11th Street Van Ness BRT McAllister
towards Union

Van Ness station is an underground 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.


A southbound bus at the 2022-opened Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit stop

The station was constructed by BART as part of the Market Street subway. The BART Board approved the name "Van Ness" in December 1965.[3] Service at the station began in February 1980.[2]

The station has suffered flooding during heavy rainstorms, including one in October 2009, and another in December 2014 which damaged an electrical equipment room.[4][5] In February 2017, the SFMTA signed a $1.9 million contract to repair water-damaged wiring in the room.[6] Surface stops on Van Ness Avenue at Market Street are the southern end of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit route, which began service on April 1, 2022. The northeast headhouse was closed on March 11, 2023, for an estimated six months during construction of an adjacent building.[7]

Under the proposed western variant of the planned Better Market Street project, the outbound F stop would be moved across the intersection.[8]


  1. ^ Cerny, Susan Dinkelspiel (2007). An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area (1st ed.). Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith. pp. 501–502. ISBN 978-1-58685-432-4. OCLC 85623396.
  2. ^ a b Callwell, Robert (September 1999). "Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850–1995" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 57.
  3. ^ "Names Approved for 38 Rapid Transit Stations Around Bay". Oakland Tribune. December 10, 1965. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Lee, Henry K.; Hoffman, Brian; Gordon, Rachel (October 20, 2009). "Deluge shuts down Muni Metro, floods streets". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ "Wet Weather Floods Van Ness Muni Station In San Francisco Causing Delays In Service". CBS SFBayArea. December 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Chinn, Jerold (February 27, 2017). "Flooding damage at Van Ness Station set for repair". SFBay.
  7. ^ "Northeast Van Ness Station Entrance Closure - Starting Saturday, March 11, 2023". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. March 2023.
  8. ^ Better Market Street Project EIR (PDF). Vol. 1. San Francisco Planning Department. February 27, 2019. pp. 2–53.

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