The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages the Municipal Railway (Muni) and all surface transportation within the city, has reached a milestone in the Green Light Rail Track Replacement project with the completion of a new revenue platform at Balboa Park Station to improve reliability, accessibility and safety. The K Ingleside line will resume its normal route with service to and from Balboa Park Station.
Re-routes on the J-Church will continue until further notice.
Key improvements underway include a variety of pedestrian safety and security improvements including a sidewalk widening on Geneva Ave, as well as installations of pedestrian lighting, curb ramps and new wayfinding signs around the station. Flashing beacons will also be added to the Ocean Ave I-280 off ramp and the two poles will be relocated to improve accessibility of the walkway. With so much transportation activity in the area, this project improves the safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and intermodal travelers, in addition to some streetscape improvements and maintenance upgrades.
“The Balboa Park Muni and BART station is one of the busiest transit hubs in the city,” said Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “This necessary work at Balboa Park Station will ensure more reliable service, more accessible options and a safer experience for everyone.”
Beginning Saturday, May 20
Inbound K Ingleside
- First stop relocated back to accessible boarding platform on San Jose Avenue
Outbound K Ingleside
- Last stop relocated back inside Balboa Park Station at the new platform