Civic Center / UN Plaza Station


Civic Center / UN Plaza Station
Civic Center/UN Plaza
Civic Center
Rapid transit (BART)
Light rail (Muni)
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Civic Center/UN Plaza.
Station statistics
Address 1150 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Lines BART
  Pittsburg/Bay Point – SFO/Millbrae
  Dublin/Pleasanton – Daly City
  Richmond – Millbrae

Muni Metro

Connections

MUNI

5 Fulton
6 Parnassus
9 San Bruno
9L San Bruno Limited‡
19 Polk
21 Hayes
71 Haight-Noriega
71L Haight-Noriega Limited*
L Owl
N Owl

AC Transit
Route 800 All Nighter

Golden Gate Transit
Routes 10, 70, 80**, 92*, 93*, 101†, 101X*

Valley of the Moon Commute Club
Sonoma-San Francisco^
^MacAllister & Larkin
Across United Nations Plaza

* - operates weekday peak periods only; ** - operates weekday evenings, weekends, and holidays; † - operates weekdays and Saturdays; ‡ - operates weekdays (except holidays)
Platforms Island (second level - Muni, third level - BART)
Other information
Opened November 3, 1973 (BART)
November 1982 (Muni)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2010) 18,432 exits/day[1] decrease 8.24% (BART)
Services
Preceding station   Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond – Millbrae
toward Millbrae
Dublin/Pleasanton – Daly City
Pittsburg/Bay Point – SFO/Millbrae
toward Fremont
Fremont – Daly City
toward Daly City
Preceding station   Muni Metro   Following station
One-way operation
K Ingleside
J Church
L Taraval
toward 46th and Wawona
San Francisco Zoo
M Ocean View
toward San Jose and Geneva
(Balboa Park at rush hours)
S Castro Shuttle
N Judah
toward Judah and La Playa, Ocean Beach
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
One-way operation

Civic Center/UN Plaza Station is a Muni Metro and Bay Area Rapid Transit station near the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco, California. It is along the Market Street Subway below Market Street between Seventh Street and Eighth Street. Like all of the shared BART and Muni stations on the Market Street Subway, the concourse mezzanine is on the first level down, an island platform for the Muni Metro is on the second level down, and the island platform for BART is on the third level down.

Service at this station began on November 3, 1973.[2] In July 2011 a knife wielding transient was shot to death at the station by BART Police. The BART police chief stated lethal force was appropriate but witnesses reported that a taser was available but not used. This led to a massive demonstration and riot inside and around the station a week later. The protesters were able to successfully disrupt the evening commute and the station was closed. A riot occurred on the street level but the San Francisco Police Department simply let the people alone and they trickled home on their own without intervention. One citizen was arrested for intoxication.[1]

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Points of interest

Outside, in the United Nations Plaza itself, facing Market Street, there is a fountain and a north-south cross marking its center to be at latitude/longitude coordinates 37°46′48″N 122° 24′49″W. There is a flea market at the plaza or farmer's market every day, year round.

There are several notable buildings in the Civic Center area, including City Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, Asian Art Museum, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall.

The San Francisco Public Library's main branch is located across the street and San Francisco City Clinic is 2 blocks east on 7th street.

See also

External links

Coordinates: 37°46′47″N 122°24′49″W / 37.779861°N 122.413498°W / 37.779861; -122.413498

Notes

  1. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). http://www.bart.gov/docs/WeekdayExits.pdf. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ BART History, BART.gov. 2010. Access date 07-12-2010.

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