SF Entrances


The BART Board approved the Phase 1 canopy contract on January 12, 2017.  We will post updated construction information on this site as we learn more.

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 the 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 2/3, so we anticipate significant improvement to escalator performance in downtown SF when Phases 1 and 2 are completed.

Phase 1 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
  • Phase 1 is fully funded.

Phase 1 Schedule

  • Contract administration - Spring 2017
  • Canopy fabrication and construction mobilization - Summer/Fall 2017
  • Construction to begin - Winter 2018

With the Passage of Measure RR, Phase 2 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 in 2019



Project Contact

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

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