Muni Escalator Upgrades Reached a New Milestone
Recently rehabbed escalator features color lights.
As the Phase 2 of the Muni Metro Escalator Rehabilitation Project continues to make headways, the work on the outbound platform escalator at Civic Center was successfully completed the week of November 11. The escalator has resumed service to the Muni customers. At the same time, construction on the outbound platform escalator at Church Street Station has started. This escalator will be out of service for about four months. To access to the outbound platform, customers can use the station elevator for service.
To ensure safety as well as contain construction debris and minimize noise levels, a wooden barricade has been built around the escalator at Church Station. Work hours are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays with some weekend work required.
Concurrently the outbound platform escalator at Van Ness Station is under construction and is expected to resume service early next year.
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 They are outdated and easily to break down.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.
Newly rehabbed escalator resumed service to Muni customers at Civic Center