Montgomery Street station

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Montgomery
BART train at Montgomery station, October 2017.jpg
BART train at Montgomery Street station in 2017
Location598 Market Street, San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′22″N122°24′07″W / 37.789355°N 122.401942°W / 37.789355; -122.401942 Coordinates: 37°47′22″N122°24′07″W / 37.789355°N 122.401942°W / 37.789355; -122.401942
Line(s) Market Street subway
Platforms1 island platform (BART)
1 island platform (Muni Metro)
2 side platforms (Muni surface)
Tracks2 wide gauge (BART)
2 standard gauge (Muni Metro)
2 standard gauge (Muni surface)
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg Muni, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedNovember 5, 1973 (BART) [1]
February 18, 1980 (Muni Metro) [2]
Passengers
202042,494 (weekday average) [3] (BART)
Services
Preceding station Bart compact logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
Powell Street Richmond–​Millbrae + SFO Line Embarcadero
toward Richmond
Powell Street
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City Line Embarcadero
Powell Street Antioch–​SFO + Millbrae Line Embarcadero
Powell Street
toward Daly City
Berryessa/​North San José–​Daly City Line Embarcadero
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Following station
Powell
towards Balboa Park
K Ingleside
(K/T interlined)
Embarcadero
towards Sunnydale
T Third Street
Powell
towards Ocean Beach
N Judah Embarcadero
towards 4th and King
Powell M Ocean View Embarcadero
Terminus
Powell
towards West Portal
S Shuttle
At Market and 2nd Street / Market and New Montgomery
Market and 3rd Street / Market and Kearny F Market & Wharves Market and 1st Street / Market and Battery
Location
Montgomery Street station

Montgomery Street station (often Montgomery station) is a combined BART and Muni Metro rapid transit station in the Market Street subway. Located under Market Street between Montgomery Street and Sansome Street, it serves the Financial District neighborhood and surrounding areas. The three-level station has a large fare mezzanine level, with separate platform levels for Muni Metro and BART below. With over 42,000 boardings per weekday in 2019, Montgomery Street and Embarcadero station to the north are the two busiest stations in the BART system.

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Station layout

A Muni Metro train at the station in 2018 Inbound train at Montgomery station, December 2018.JPG
A Muni Metro train at the station in 2018

Like the three other shared Muni/BART stations in the Market Street subway, Montgomery has three underground levels. The first level is a fare mezzanine, with two Muni paid areas and two BART paid areas. The second level has a single island platform for Muni Metro, and the third level has an island platform for BART. [4] The station has seven street entrances along its length, plus underground entrances to the One Sansome Street and 44 Montgomery buildings. [4]

History

The under-construction station was featured in the 1971 film The Organization . [5] [6] BART service at the station began on November 5, 1973, followed by Muni Metro service on February 18, 1980. [1] [2]

Some rush-hour trains on the Antioch line short turn at Montgomery during the morning peak to provide additional Transbay service. Dublin/Pleasanton line trains terminated at Montgomery on some Sundays due to single-tracking in the Market Street Subway from February 16, 2020, to September 20, 2020, when the terminal was moved to 24th Street Mission. [7] [8]

Following the 2015 addition of a canopy over an escalator at 19th Street Oakland station, which reduced escalator downtime by one-third, BART decided to add canopies to all downtown Oakland and San Francisco entrances. [9] Construction of the Market Street entrances at Montgomery station began in February 2021. [10] Completion is expected in 2027. [11] The entrances on the southern side of the station were closed from April 13, 2020, to May 15, 2021, due to low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. [12]

On September 13, 2021, the center portion of the mezzanine level and the southern entrance eats of 2nd Street were closed for construction of a BART traction power substation. The entrance and mezzanine passage are expected to reopen in 2023. [13]

Under the planned Better Market Street project, the inbound F stop would be discontinued to reduce travel times. [14]

Connections

F Market and Wharves streetcar at Market and 2nd Street Muni 1079 at Market and 2nd Street, July 2012.jpg
F Market and Wharves streetcar at Market and 2nd Street

Muni's F Market and Wharves heritage streetcar line stops on the surface at Market and 2nd Street (outbound) and Market and New Montgomery (inbound). The station is also served by a number of Muni bus and trolleybus routes: [15]

AC Transit serves Montgomery Street station with the 800 All Nighter route during hours that BART is not operating. [15]

Additional Muni (14, 14R, 14X), Golden Gate Transit (30, 70, 101, 101X), and SamTrans (292, 397, 398, FCX) bus routes run on Mission Street, one block away. The Transbay Transit Center, located about 14 mile (0.40 km) to the east, is the primary San Francisco terminal for AC Transit transbay routes, WestCAT, Greyhound Lines, Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach buses, some Golden Gate Transit routes, and Muni route 25. [15]

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References

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  2. 1 2 Callwell, Robert (September 1999). "Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850–1995" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 57.
  3. "Monthly Ridership Reports". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. February 2020.
  4. 1 2 "Station Map: Montgomery Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. August 13, 2012.
  5. Weiler, A. H. (October 21, 1971). "Four Features Begin Their Runs Here: Poitier Is Virgil Tibbs in 'The Organization'". New York Times.
  6. "BART in the movies: From THX 1138 to Predator 2 to Will Smith". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. August 4, 2008.
  7. "New Sunday service plan to begin in February" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. November 25, 2019.
  8. "BART schedule change beginning Sept 14th increases weekday commute service" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. September 8, 2020.
  9. "Ribbon-cutting held for San Francisco BART Station Market St. Canopies" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. November 13, 2018.
  10. "Montgomery Station Work to Prepare for Canopy Installation Starts February 22, 2021" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. February 11, 2021.
  11. "BART to build canopies over San Francisco Market Street entrances" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 23, 2020.
  12. "BART opens all entrances/exits that were previously closed due to pandemic" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. June 12, 2021.
  13. "Montgomery Station entrance closed for construction with limited access through concourse" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. September 10, 2021.
  14. Better Market Street Project EIR (PDF). 1. San Francisco Planning Department. February 27, 2019. pp. 2–53.
  15. 1 2 3 "Transit Stops: Montgomery Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. November 8, 2018.