Street elevator at Powell Street Station closed for renovation


Street elevator at Powell Street Station closed for renovation

The street level elevator enclosure at Powell Street Station is being replaced, therefore the elevator is closed through April 2010. However, the street-level, city-operated elevator that serves Powell Street Station, via Hallidie Plaza, will remain open.

BART started a major elevator rennovation project in early 2009, and has already replaced the street-level elevator enclosures at Civic Center, Embarcadero, and Montgomery Street BART/Muni Metro stations. The work is necessary to extend the life of the equipment and improve the reliability of the elevator doors.

It's necessary for BART to close the elevator in order to replace the structure that houses the elevator entrance on Market Street. While an individual station elevator is being worked on, only the street elevator at that station will be closed. Movement between the paid area to the platform level will remain in service. Escalators will remain in service and BART will increase preventative maintenance to reduce escalator breakdowns during these elevator closures.

For information about the project or transit alternatives, contact the following:

  • BART Transit Information
    (415) 989-BART
    (925) 676-BART
    (510) 465-BART
  • BART Paratransit Accessible Services at (510) 464-6184
  • TTY for the hearing impaired (510) 839-2220
  • San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center 311 - (415) 701-2311
  • TTY for the hearing impaired (415) 701-2323
  • Muni Paratransit Accessible Services at (415) 701-4485
  • Muni Paratransit TTY (415) 701-4730

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Photo credit: Homepage image of elevator button by pbo31.