Powell St. Modernization Planning


Construction for the new ceiling and lighting starts in February 2017!  We will continue to update all interested parties so please check back regularly.  Thanks!

Upcoming Projects Over The Next 5 Years

As we embark on a series of improvements to modernize the station over the next 5 years and to improve the overall customer experience, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank everyone for their patience.  New projects include:

  • Escalator and canopy improvements (learn more at bart.gov/sfentrances).  Construction starts in 2017.

  • Phase 1 Modernization (Relocated TVM/Break room in Hallidie lobby area, Wayfinding and transit maps, Modified youth art tile wall with glass, BART paid area reconfiguration at Bloomingdales lobby area, Fare evasion barrier, Art).  Currently in Design. 

Powell St. Modernization Plan

BART is advancing concept design as part of the Station Modernization Program, which will invest resources into the existing core stations and surrounding areas to support transit ridership and enhance the quality of life around the stations.

As part of our Station Modernization effort. BART is currently developing design and construction cost estimates for Civic Center Station. The goal of the project is to develop and prioritize potential station improvements to upgrade and modernize the station’s function, safety and security, capacity, sustainability, appearance, and improve the customer experience.

The Plan will position BART to partner and seek funding for implementation.

See some of the improvements here


Project Goals

As part of our Station Modernization effort, BART is currently developing a comprehensive vision for the Powell Station as a gateway station. The goal of the project is develop a comprehensive vision to upgrade and modernize the station. The Vision is to modernize the station so that it demonstrates BART’s commitment to advancing transit ridership, improving the transit experience, enhancing the quality of life around the stations and meeting BART’s needs for the future. The station modernization revolves around the themes of:

Vibrancy – Reflect the energy of the surrounding community and enhance the station’s existing strengths

Connectivity – Strengthen multi-modal and universal access to the station and promote a safe and comfortable customer experience

Sustainability – Incorporate sustainable materials and technologies into the station to increase the life-cycle value of the station’s infrastructure and to conserve natural resources and protect the public investment

The improvements focus on increasing safety, capacity, sustainability, appearance, and enhancing the customer experience. In developing potential improvements for the station, BART has undertaken a planning process to:

  • Identify existing station deficiencies
  • Consider impacts of development and growth on station ridership
  • Understand future access, capacity and operational issues 
  • Consider art & place-making improvements
  • Coordinate conversation with stakeholders
  • Engage the community to help identify and prioritize improvements

Please Contact Tim Chan (tchan1@bart.gov) with any questions or comments.  

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