On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, we will close the street elevator at Powell Street Station in order to demolish and replace the structure that houses the elevator entrance on the street level. Unfortunately, we must shut down the elevator for approximately three and one-half months during this construction. We expect to finish this work by April 30, 2010.
If you require an elevator, you must plan ahead and make alternative travel plans during this period. If you rely on the elevators to enter and exit Powell Street Station you should exit at the Hallidie Plaza at Market and 5th Streets.
For suggestions on transit alternatives or general information on the BART/Muni Elevator Enclosure Replacement Project, read more here or visit www.sfmta.com; or call the BART Transit Information at (415) 989-BART, (925) 676-BART, or (510) 465-BART. For Muni information call (415) 701-2311; or if you’re within the 415 area code, call 311.
This elevator closure is part of a major project to reconstruct the street elevator enclosures on the elevators of the BART/Muni Metro Stations at Civic Center, Embarcadero, Montgomery, and Powell. We are conducting this necessary replacement work to update the elevator enclosures to current standards, extend the life of the equipment and improve the reliability of the elevator.
We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary closure may cause.