West Portal station

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Muni Metro station West Portal
West Portal station with trains, June 2017.JPG
Muni Metro trains at West Portal station in 2017
Location West Portal Avenue at Ulloa Street
San Francisco, California
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
Line(s) Twin Peaks Tunnel
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections Bus transport Muni: 48, 57, 91, L Owl
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened February 3, 1918[2]
Closed June 25-August 24, 2018 (temporary)[1]
Rebuilt 1978-1980
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
L Taraval
toward Embarcadero
M Ocean View
TerminusS Shuttle
toward Balboa Park
K Ingleside
One-way operation
One-way operation
T Third Street
toward Sunnydale

West Portal station is a Muni Metro station in the West Portal neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It is built around the western entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel. The station consists of two side platforms, with the entrance at the western end. A non-accessible footbridge connects the platforms inside fare control.

The station is temporarily closed during the Twin Peaks Tunnel shutdown until August 2018.[1]

History[edit]

Former street-level stop outside Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1967

Opening in 1918, the station originally was similar to a regular curbside stop at the entrance to the tunnel. But when streetcar system was partially converted to light rail in the late 1970s, the existing underground metro station was built in its place.

On July 18, 2009, the West Portal station was the scene of a collision between a K Ingleside train and a L Taraval train. An estimated 44 people were injured.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvements". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. June 25, 2018. Archived from the original on June 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ Perles, Anthony (1981). The People's Railway: The History of the Municipal Railway of San Francisco. Interurban Press. p. 70. ISBN 0916374424. 
  3. ^ "44 hurt after rail cars collide in San Francisco". CNN.com. 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to West Portal station at Wikimedia Commons