St. Francis Circle station

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St. Francis Circle
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Outbound train at St Francis Circle station, December 2017.JPG
Outbound train at the station in December 2017
Location West Portal Avenue at Sloat Boulevard
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°44′05″N 122°28′12″W / 37.73476°N 122.47009°W / 37.73476; -122.47009Coordinates: 37°44′05″N 122°28′12″W / 37.73476°N 122.47009°W / 37.73476; -122.47009
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections Bus transport Muni: 23, 57, 91 Owl, K Owl, M Owl
Disabled access Yes
Opened February 3, 1918[1]
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
toward Balboa Park
K Ingleside
toward Sunnydale
M Ocean View
toward Embarcadero

St. Francis Circle is a light rail stop on the Muni Metro K Ingleside and M Ocean View lines, located in the St. Francis Wood neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It opened in 1918 with the first phase of the K Ingleside line.


Truncated high-platforms at the station provide accessibility.

The Twin Peaks Tunnel was opened on February 3, 1918, with the K Ingleside line running through the tunnel and terminating at St. Francis Circle. In November 1918, the San Francisco Municipal Railway reached an agreement with the Market Street Railway to allow the city's streetcars to use Market Street Railway trackage. The K Ingleside line was thus extended southwards from St. Francis Circle on Junipero Serra Boulevard and east on Ocean Avenue on February 21, 1919.[1] M Ocean View service began on October 6, 1925; the new line split from the existing tracks in the circle and ran southwest on a private right-of-way.[1]

In 2010, Muni replaced the rail junction just south of the station. Rail service south of West Portal station was replaced with buses from May 17 to September 4.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Perles, Anthony (1981). The People's Railway: The History of the Municipal Railway of San Francisco. Interurban Press. pp. 70, 74, 76. ISBN 0916374424. 
  2. ^ "SFMTA Announces Details of St. Francis Circle Project to Begin in May" (Press release). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "SFMTA Prepares to Restore 61 Percent of Muni May 8 Service Cuts and Completes St. Francis Circle Project" (Press release). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. September 2, 2010. 

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