Montgomery Station entrance closed for construction with limited access through concourse

09.10.21

Montgomery Station entrance closed for construction with limited access through concourse

Beginning September 13, 2021, a large barricade will be set up inside Montgomery Station on the Mezzanine (Concourse) Level to facilitate the installation of a new Traction Power Substation. The barricades will close off concourse level access between the two sides of Montgomery Station (see map). Riders who want to move from one side of the station to the other can do so on the platform level while the barricades are in place.

In addition, the contractor will also construct a work enclosure on the sidewalk above the Montgomery station.  This work enclosure fencing on the street level will encompass the Market and 2nd Street BART entrance – closing off the escalator and stairway access at that entrance (see map).  These enclosures will be in place until Fall 2023 to allow the contractor to bring in equipment necessary to complete the work and will also be used for removing debris from inside the station to make room for the new substation. The nearest escalator/stairway entrance will be across the street at Market and Sutter Streets.

BART is in the process of adding 5 new Traction Power Substations throughout the system in order to ensure reliable service in the future and to improve our core capacity which will allow us to run additional 10-car trains through the Transbay Tube (from 23 up to 30 per hour).

Two of the five substations are being built in downtown San Francisco stations, one at Civic Center and one at Montgomery.

Most work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm with occasional night and weekend work.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this important work.

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Montgomery Station entrance closed and limited access through concourse