Muni Metro Escalators Receiving Upgrades

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:00am

As the Phase 2 of the Muni Metro Escalator Rehabilitation Project continues to make headways, work on the outbound platform escalator at Civic Center and inbound platform escalator at Church have been successfully completed in late April. The escalators have resumed service to the Muni customers. At the same time, construction on the outbound platform escalator at Civic Center has started. This escalator will be out of service for about four months. For access to the platform, customers can use the station elevator or the inbound escalator at the opposite end of the station.

Civic Center Inbound Escalator Operational
Recently rehabbed escalator with colored lights at Civic Center

Other updates:

  • Work on outbound platform escalator at Montgomery is ongoing and will be completed in August.

  • Outbound platfrom escalator at Van Ness Station will be under construction starting on June 11. That escalator will be out of serivce for about four months.

  • Rehabilitation scheduled for the outbound escalator at Church has been postponed until after the two-month closure of the Twin Peaks Tunnel starting in late June.  

  • Work hours for the escalator project is from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays with some weekend work required.

  • To ensure safety as well as contain construction debris and minimize noise levels, a wooden barricade is built around the escalator under construction.

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 They are outdated and easily break down.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 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.

Inbound escalator at Church Station
New escalator at Church Station starts serving Muni customers

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