Rebuilt escalator opens at Civic Center Station

11.01.21

Rebuilt escalator opens at Civic Center Station

A third new escalator is now open in San Francisco as part of BART’s ambitious project to rebuild 40 escalators and add one new unit at four downtown stations.

The newest escalator reopened October 28, 2021, connecting the Civic Center Station concourse level to street level at 7th and Market Streets. The escalator is protected by an existing canopy.A passenger rides the rebuilt Civic Center Station escalator

Two escalators opened previously at Powell St. Station; one connecting the street to the concourse and another connecting the concourse to the platform. The next escalator expected to reopen is a street level escalator at Montgomery Street Station.

BART is replacing the most troublesome escalators in its system in the downtown San Francisco Stations in conjunction with a project to create canopies over the entrances, dramatically improving traveler experience along the Market St. corridor.