San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has completed construction of the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible boarding ramp and platform at Balboa Park Station for the J Church and K Ingleside lines as part of the first phase of the Green Light Rail Center Track Replacement Project. This project will enhance transit reliability and efficiency and result in a reduction of infrastructure maintenance. The work also includes replacing worn storage tracks, special track work, portions of the track for the J and K lines, upgrades to the overhead contact system as well as some landscape improvements around the perimeter of the facility.
The new elevated ADA-compliant platform, or "key stop," features a covered cantilever shelter and a second area with seating and a NextBus sign. The new elevated boarding platforms runs along San Jose Avenue, providing a much easier sidewalk and ramp access for customers with disabilities. Energy-efficient LED lighting will illuminate the platform and also cast light on the nearby sidewalk, creating a better experience in PM hours.
Beginning Monday, April 27, 2015, J Church and K Ingleside customers will begin utilizing the new accessible boarding platform and ramp on San Jose Avenue at the Balboa Park Station.