Castro station

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Castro station is a Muni Metro station at the intersection of Market Street, Castro Street, and 17th Street in The Castro district of San Francisco, California.

Muni Metro station Castro
Inbound T Third Street train at Castro station, August 2013.jpg
Inbound train at Castro station in August 2013
LocationMarket Street at Castro Street and 17th Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°45′45″N 122°26′08″W / 37.76252°N 122.43553°W / 37.76252; -122.43553Coordinates: 37°45′45″N 122°26′08″W / 37.76252°N 122.43553°W / 37.76252; -122.43553
Line(s)Market Street Subway
Platforms2 high level side platforms (Muni Metro)
1 low level side platform (Muni surface)
Tracks2 (Muni Metro)
2 (Muni surface)
ConnectionsBus transport Muni: 24, 33, 35, 37, K Owl, KT Bus, L Owl, M Bus
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 11, 1980[1]
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Following station
Forest Hill
towards SF Zoo
L Taraval Church
towards Embarcadero
Forest Hill M Ocean View
Forest Hill
towards West Portal
S Shuttle
Forest Hill
towards Balboa Park
K Ingleside Church
One-way operation
Forest Hill
One-way operation
T Third Street Church
towards Sunnydale
Terminus F Market & Wharves
Surface stop at 17th and Castro
Market and Noe

Service at the station began on June 11, 1980.[1]

Station layoutEdit

 
F-Market streetcar on the surface at 17th and Castro in 1999

The station consists of two side platforms next to the tracks on the second level down with the concourse mezzanine level overlooking it. Uniquely among Muni Metro stations, the platforms are slightly curved due to the transition from the Market Street Subway to the Twin Peaks Tunnel between this station and the now-disused Eureka Valley station, just southwest.

At both Castro Street Station and Church Street Station, there is only one stairway on each side of Market Street leading into the station. (All other stations on the Market Street Subway have entrances spread out along the length of the station.) One of these entrances is located in Harvey Milk Plaza on the south-west corner of Market and Castro, and the other is on the north-west corner of Market and 17th.

Muni plans to construct accessibility improvements, including a second elevator, in Harvey Milk Plaza at the south entrance of the station. As of 2019, the $14.5 million project is projected to be complete in 2022.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Callwell, Robert (September 1999). "Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850-1995" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 58.
  2. ^ "Castro Station Accessibility Improvements Project". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Bracco, Steven (December 18, 2019). "Castro Muni station to get new elevator, as Harvey Milk Plaza redesign remains in limbo". Hoodline.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Castro station at Wikimedia Commons