West Portal station

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West Portal
BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
West Portal station with trains, June 2017.JPG
Muni Metro trains at West Portal station in 2017
Location West Portal Avenue at Ulloa Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°44′27.27″N 122°27′57.58″W / 37.7409083°N 122.4659944°W / 37.7409083; -122.4659944Coordinates: 37°44′27.27″N 122°27′57.58″W / 37.7409083°N 122.4659944°W / 37.7409083; -122.4659944
Platforms Two side
Connections

MUNI
48 Quintara-24th Street
57 Parkmerced
91 Owl

L Owl
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1918
Rebuilt November 1982 (Muni Metro)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
L Taraval
toward Embarcadero
M Ocean View
Terminus S Castro Shuttle
toward Balboa Park
K Ingleside
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street

West Portal Station is a Muni Metro station in the West Portal neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It is built around the entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel, which connects with the Market Street Subway and runs through the city to the Embarcadero, the station consists of two side platforms with turnstiles at each end that connects to the street.

History[edit]

Former street-level stop outside Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1967

Opening in 1918, the station originally was similar to a regular curbside stop at the entrance to the tunnel, but when streetcar system was partially converted to light rail in the late 1970s, the existing underground metro station was built in its place.

On July 18, 2009, the West Portal station was the scene of a collision between a K and L streetcar. An estimated 44 people were injured.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "44 hurt after rail cars collide in San Francisco". CNN.com. 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to West Portal station at Wikimedia Commons