San Francisco public transit update. BART/MUNI elevator closure.

The Montgomery Station is the next station to get a new street level
enclosure in San Francisco.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, we will close the street elevator at
Montgomery Street Station in order to replace the structure which houses
the elevator entrance on the street level. The elevator will be shut down
for approximately three and one half months during this construction–until
December 2009. People who rely on the elevators to enter and exit at
Montgomery should exit at Embarcadero Station during this period.


This elevator closure is part of a major project to reconstruct the street
elevator enclosures on the elevators of the BART/Muni Metro Stations at
Civic Center, Embarcadero, Montgomery, and Powell. Replacement work is
necessary to update the elevators to state standards, extend the life of
the equipment, and improve the reliability of the elevator doors.

Construction will be done one station at a time. While an individual
station is being worked on, only the street elevator at that station will
be closed. Platform elevators will normally stay in service. Station work
will proceed in the following order:

·Civic Center elevator (UN Plaza):
January 5 – April 2009–COMPLETED

·Embarcadero elevator (California / Drumm):
May – August 2009–COMPLETED

·Montgomery Street elevator (Sutter / Sansome):
September – December 2009

·Powell Street elevator (Stockton / Ellis):
January – April 2010


While the Montgomery Street Elevator is closed, BART and Muni riders should enter and exit the systems at Embarcadero Street or Powell BART/Muni Station.

If riders are unable to proceed from Montgomery under their own power, they
can take a Muni line which stops on Market Street.

For information about the project or transit alternatives, contact the following:

BART Transit Information
(415) 989-BART / (925) 676-BART / (510) 465-BART
TTY (510) 839-2220

San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center
311 / (415) 701-2311 / TTY (415) 701-2323

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