K-Ingleside and J-Church Temporary Service Changes
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:00 am

Planned Alert

We are temporarily rerouting the K-Ingleside and J-Church around the Balboa Park Station starting Tuesday, September 6 until March 2017.

Some of the improvements we’ll be making during the service changes include:

  • Replacing switches and tracks inside the station for long-term maintenance

  • Relocating the three existing poles along the J/K walkway for pedestrian safety

  • Installing a new, accessible platform in the station

  • Upgrading the electrical system and tracks at Ocean Avenue and I-280, where trains enter and exit the Muni Green Yard, adjacent to the station

To minimize impacts to our customers, we coordinated three construction projects’ schedules to work inside the station at the same time – Balboa Park Station Area Improvements, Green Light Rail Track Replacements and BART’s Eastside Connection.

While the three contractors work inside and around the station, the J-Church and K-Ingleside lines will be rerouted around Balboa Park:

Map of reroutes

Map of Reroutes

K-Ingleside Temporary Changes

The first and last stop for the K-Ingleside will be the City College Pedestrian Bridge stop on Ocean Avenue. There will be no direct K service to the Balboa Park Station.

There are two options for K riders to access Balboa Park Station. Muni riders can transfer at Ocean & Lee to the following Muni routes:

  • 29-Sunset (transfer to the Ocean and Lee stop in front of Whole Foods).

  • 49-Van Ness/Mission (transfer to the Phelan bus loop at Ocean and Phelan)

  • 8-Bayshore (transfer to the Phelan bus loop at Ocean and Phelan)

Muni riders can also walk about three accessible blocks from the City College Pedestrian Bridge stop to the Ocean Avenue entrance of the station.

CURRENT STOPS

STOP FOR BUS TRANSFER

STOP FOR WALKING

BOARDING AREA

Balboa Park Station boarding island

Board train at Ocean & Lee

Transfer from Routes: 8,29,49

Board train at City College Pedestrian Bridge

DROP-OFF AREA

Balboa Park Station drop-off area

Exit train at Ocean & Lee

Transfer to Routes: 8,29,49

Exit train at City College Pedestrian Bridge

J-Church Temporary Changes

During this time, the J Church Line will use San Jose Avenue for both inbound and outbound directions. The temporary locations to board and off-board will be as follows:

CURRENT STOPS

TEMPORARY STOPS

BOARDING AREA

Balboa Park Station boarding island

Southeast corner of San Jose at Geneva Ave, across the street from the inbound M line stop

 *Accessible boarding at Seneca Ave

DROP-OFF AREA

Balboa Park Station drop-off area

Existing accessible M line stop on San Jose Ave at Geneva Ave

 *Wayside lift

Thank you in advance for your patience during this time. We know the temporary service adjustments will affect your trips and schedules, but the work we do now is necessary to improve our system for the decades to come.