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ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was prepared by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to address the potential environmental effects of the BART Market Street Canopies and Escalators Modernization Project (proposed project). The Draft IS/MND was issued for a public review period that began on April 30, 2018 and ended on May 30, 2018. A Final IS/MND has been prepared that provides all comments on the proposed project and responds to those comments. A project Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP) was prepared. The documents are available on the links below.   The BART Board of Directors, following  consideration of public and agency comments, will meet on June 28, 2018 to vote on whether to adopt the final IS/MND and MMRP.

Market St Canopies-Escalators Final ISMND June 2018.pdf

Market St Canopies-Escalators MMRP June 2018.pdf

 

NEW CANOPIES BEING BUILT IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO

Powell Street Station: Ellis and Market Street Entrance

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 be complete in Summer 2018.

Civic Center Station: 7th and Market Street south side Entrance 

On Monday, December 11, 2017 our contractor built a barricade around the entrance to Civic Center/UN Plaza Station located at 7th and Market streets on the south side. The entrance will be 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 be complete in Summer 2018.

You can read more about the canopy plan here.


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SF Market Street Canopy/Escalator Replacement 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 SF Better Market Street.

Rendering of Powell St. Canopy

We have learned from the 19th St. Station Pilot Project in Oakland that implementation of the canopy has reduced escalator down time by 1/3, so we anticipate significant improvement to escalator performance in downtown SF when the Canopy/Escalator Replacement Project - Powell St. and Civic Center Station Pilot Project and the Market Street Canopy and Escalator Modernization Project - are completed.

The Canopy/Escalator Replacement Project - Powell St. and Civic Center Station Pilot Project includes:

  • One canopy at the Powell St. Station by the Diesel Store and one canopy at the Civic Center Station by the CVS Pharmacy.
  • New canopies, lighting and grille gates that will be deployed at the street level when the stations are closed.

With the Passage of Measure RR, the Market Street Canopy and Escalator Modernization Project includes:

  • Remaining canopies at Powell St. and Civic Center station entrances, and all of Embarcadero and Montgomery station entrances
  • Escalator modernization at street and BART platform levels at all four downtown stations.
  • Environmental clearance, Design and Coordination are 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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