West Portal Station

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West Portal
Muni Metro light rail station
San Francisco-West Portal Station.jpg
A Muni Metro train leaving the West Portal Station
Location West Portal Avenue at Ulloa Street
San Francisco, CA
Coordinates 37°44′27.27″N 122°27′57.58″W / 37.7409083°N 122.4659944°W / 37.7409083; -122.4659944Coordinates: 37°44′27.27″N 122°27′57.58″W / 37.7409083°N 122.4659944°W / 37.7409083; -122.4659944
Platforms Two side

48 Quintara-24th Street
57 Parkmerced
91 Owl

L Owl
Disabled access Yes
Opened November 1982 (Muni Metro)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
One-way operation
K Ingleside
Toward Balboa Park only
Changes from K to T
toward Balboa Park
toward Embarcadero
L Taraval
M Ocean View
S Castro Shuttle
(AT&T Park game days only)
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
Toward Sunnydale only
Changes to T from K

West Portal Station is a Muni Metro station in the West Portal neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It is built around the entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel, which connects with the Market Street Subway and runs through the city to the Embarcadero. The station consists of two side platforms with turnstiles at each end that connects to the street.

The station originally was similar to a regular curbside stop at the entrance to the tunnel, but when the Metro system was built in the late 1970s the existing metro station was built in its place.

On July 18, 2009, the West Portal station was the scene of a collision between a K and L streetcar. An estimated 44 people were injured.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Street level Faregates, ticket machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound  K Ingleside toward Balboa Park (West Portal and 14th Avenue)
 L Taraval toward 46th Avenue and Wawona (Ulloa and Forest Side)
 M Ocean View toward San Jose and Geneva / Balboa Park (West Portal and 14th Avenue)
 S Castro Shuttle toward West Portal on AT&T Park game days (last stop)
Inbound  L Taraval toward Embarcadero (Forest Hill)
 M Ocean View toward Embarcadero (Forest Hill)
 S Castro Shuttle toward 4th and King/Caltrain Depot on AT&T Park game days (Forest Hill)
 T Third Street toward Sunnydale (Forest Hill)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


West Portal Station with a Breda car emerging from the Twin Peaks Tunnel
  1. ^ "44 hurt after rail cars collide in San Francisco". CNN.com. 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

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