SF Entrances





STARTED  11/6/2017

On November 6, 2017, our contractor built a barricade around the entrance to Powell Street Station located at Ellis & Market streets on the north side. The entrance is now closed while a new protective canopy is built. The canopy will include a digital display to show train arrival times, new security grille, new LED lighting, security cameras, and other improvements. The canopy will mean that our escalator at this entrance will be protected from the elements to help limit breakdowns.

While this entrance is closed, you will need to use one of the other existing entrances to the station. We expect the project to take approximately 5 months to complete.

In November 2017, construction is scheduled to begin on the first canopy at Civic Center/UN Plaza Station.  That work will take place at the 7th and Market Streets entrance on the south side.  You can read more about the canopy plan here.

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SF BART and Muni Escalator/Entrance Project

BART and the City of San Francisco are working to protect the transit stations from weather, and improve both security and escalator durability. Market Street will eventually have new protective canopies for the BART/MUNI entrances at all of the Downtown San Francisco stations.  These canopies are a state code requirement to protect new escalator investments.  This project is being coordinated closely with BART's Market Street Escalator Program and SF Better Market Street.

Rendering of Powell St. Canopy

We have learned from the 19th St. Station Pilot in Oakland that the canopy has reduced escalator down time by 1/3, so we anticipate significant improvement to escalator performance in downtown SF when Pilot and Phase 1 are completed.

Pilot includes:

  • Up to 3 entrances (2 base - 1 at Powell St. Station by Diesel Store and 1 at Civic Center Station by CVS Pharmacy.  1 Option at Powell St. Station by Men's Wearhouse)
  • New canopies (which locks at street level when the stations are closed), escalator replacement, lighting, real time transit information and maps
  • Pilot is fully funded.

With the Passage of Measure RR, Phase 1 includes:

  • Remaining entrances at Powell and Civic Center stations
  • All of Embarcadero and Montgomery stations
  • This project will be coordinated with BART's Market Street Escalator Renovation Project
  • Environmental clearance and design underway
  • Final Design, Advertising and Award in 2018
  • Construction starts in 2019

Project Contact

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

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