Major escalator repair at Embarcadero Station (Updated)


Major escalator repair at Embarcadero Station (Updated)

Update: This repair has been delayed while the escalator crew finishes work on another escalator.

We are removing from service the street-level escalator at the corner of Drumm and Market Street on the north side of Market on approximately Thursday, August 23, 2018. This is a major repair that will replace the escalator controller unit with a new solid-state unit along with other repairs. (Map below)

The unit will be out of service until approximately November 2018. 

BART will perform the same work on nine escalator units at the following stations over the course of two and a half years: Embarcadero, Montgomery, and 16th/24th and Mission stations. The work being done involves major electrical system overhaul of existing escalators that continue to malfunction. This repair work is expected to be complete by 2020 and will result in more reliable escalators and access. 

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We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Location of closed escalator