Muni Metro Escalator Upgrades in Progress
Outbound platform escalator rehabed at Powell Station
As the Phase 2 of the Muni Metro Escalator Rehabilitation Project continues to make progress, the work on the outbound platform escalator at Powell was successfully completed in November 2017 after four months of construction. The escalator has resumed service to Muni customers. At the same time, construction on the outbound platform escalator has started at Castro Station. The escalator will be out of service for about four months. Station elevator can provide service to the platform.
Work on the street escalator at south of Church Station was completed. Service has resumed to Muni customers.
Crews are working on the inbound platform escalator at Church Station. Concurrently, the inbound platform escalator at Civic Center Station is also receiving rehabilitation.
Construction of the two escalators will last about four months.
Work hours for the escalator project is from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays with some weekend work required.
Most of the old escalators at Muni Metro stations have been on the job for over 40 years. They are outdated and easily break down.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 customers with special needs.
To ensure safety as well as contain construction debris and minimize noise levels, a wooden barricade is built around the escalator under construction.
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.