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Muni’s Castro St. Station Getting New Elevator in 2025

A new modern, glass elevator will improve safety and accessibility
By - posted 7/29/2022 No Comment

A new elevator is coming to the Castro Station. To support a system-wide effort to improve safety and accessibility, the SFMTA is rehabilitating and modernizing the subway system elevators.

The Castro Station Accessibility Improvement Project includes an elevator design that will allow station agents to see into the elevator and maintain sight lines from the station agent booth. The elevator design includes a translucent etched pattern of gradient lines made on clear laminated glass. To create a safer and more comfortable place to walk, the brick area near the station entrance will be regraded and both the walkway above the station and the sidewalk on Market Street will be made wider.  The existing plaza lighting will be replaced, the terraces and concourse level will be replanted and new fences and benches will be installed.

The Castro Station Accessibility Improvement Project is a partnership with San Francisco Public Works and the SF Arts Commission to improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to Muni transit. We’re pleased to say that the project now calls for adding a fourth stop to the new three-stop elevator. The new stop will serve the Market Street sidewalk, allowing riders of Muni’s 35 & 37 routes to enter directly into the elevator and ride down to the concourse level and enter the station through the fare gates. The elevator will still include stops at Harvey Milk Plaza and the platform level as included in the original scope. These design changes impact the architectural and structural systems and will require re-doing several city approvals. This project is now estimated to start construction in late 2022 and is projected to be complete in 2025.

Read more at SFMTA