Glen Park station

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Glen Park
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Escalator at Glen Park station, September 2015.jpg
View of station platform
Location 2901 Diamond Street
San Francisco, California
Platforms Island
Connections

MUNI and MUNI Metro

The San Jose and Bosworth Station is midway across a pedestrian bridge on the median of nearby San Jose Avenue.

23 Monterey
35 Eureka
36 Teresita
44 O'Shaughnessy

52 Excelsior
Construction
Parking 53 spaces: 5 hours parking between 9 am and 2 am for $2 fee (weekdays) or free (weekends and holidays), no parking between 2 am and 4 am.[1]
Bicycle facilities 12 Lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened November 5, 1973 (44 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,538 exits/day[2]Decrease 2.18%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
toward Warm Springs
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
toward Balboa Park
J Church
toward Embarcadero

er Glen Park is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco, California, at the intersection of Bosworth and Diamond Streets. It has one underground island platform. Interstate 280 is located on the south side of the station. This is the only station in San Francisco to have parking.

The station was designed by Corlett & Spackman and Ernest Born in the brutalist style. Born also designed the station graphics. Service began on November 5, 1973,[3] the November 1974 Architectural Record wrote of the station:

The dramatic volume of the station–one of the deepest in the system–unfolds at the escalator wells, where the full height (60 feet or 18 m) of the structure is visible, during the day, daylight from the skylights, one over the mezzanine, the other over the end escalator, pours in to the lower platform, an extraordinary sight in a subway.[4]

Born designed a marble mural at the west end of the mezzanine. "100 pieces, few of which are cut at right angles, in warm brown and red-brown tones, make it up". The mural is prominently featured in a scene of the 2006 Will Smith film The Pursuit of Happyness.

The San Jose and Bosworth Station, serving the J Church line of the Muni Metro, is accessible from Glen Park Station, midway across a pedestrian bridge on the median of nearby San Jose Avenue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parking, Glen Park Station, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ BART Chronology, January 1947 – March 2009 Archived October 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., BART (pdf)
  4. ^ "Two BART Stations". Architectural Record, November 1974.

External links[edit]

Media related to Glen Park station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°43′59″N 122°26′02″W / 37.733118°N 122.433808°W / 37.733118; -122.433808