Powell St. Modernization Planning


We are currently in construction for the new ceiling and lighting project at Powell St. Station. Currently, we are working on integrating a new passenger announcement system pilot into this project. Anticipated completion is now Fall/Winter 2019. Thank you so much for your patience!

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 modernization (learn more here). Pilot construction started on November 6, 2017 and will be completed in Fall 2018.  Phase 1 canopy and escalator modernization to start construction in 2019.

  • Phase 1 Modernization (Relocated Ticket Vending Machines/Break room in Hallidie lobby area, wayfinding and transit maps, modified youth tile wall with glass, expanded paid area at Bloomingdales lobby area, fare evasion barrier, new faregates, restroom pilot and art. Currently in Final Design. Advertising in Spring 2019. Construction anticipated for Fall 2019, and last for 24 months.

Powell St. Modernization Plan

BART has completed the Powell St. Modernization Plan,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. 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 has developed a comprehensive vision for the Powell Station 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, reinforcing Powell St. as a gateway station, 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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