Church Outbound Platform Escalator Rehabbed
As the Phase 2 of the Muni Metro Escalator Rehabilitation Project continues to make headways, the work on the outbound platform escalator at Church Station was successfully completed the week of June 17. The escalator has resumed service to the Muni customers.
Currently only the inbound platform escalator at Van Ness Station is under construction in Muni subway. Once the work is complete, the Muni Metro Escalator Rehabilitation Project that has rehabbed 17 escalators will come to a successful conclusion.
Most of the old escalators at Muni Metro stations have been on the job for over 40 years. They are outdated and easily to break down. The new units equipped with state-of-art technology will make the Muni system safer, more reliable and accessible, especially for seniors and people with disabilities.
Phase 2 of the escalator project began in November 2015. The project is to rehabilitate 17 escalators at Montgomery, Powell, Hallidie Plaza, Civic Center, Van Ness, Church and Castro. So far 14 escalators have been rehabbed and are serving Muni customers.