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West Portal
San Francisco-West Portal Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address West Portal Drive at Ulloa Street
San Francisco, CA
Lines      K Ingleside

     L Taraval      M Ocean View      S Castro Shuttle (S - Game days only)

     T Third Street
Connections MUNI

17 Parkmerced
48 Quintara-24th Street
91 Owl

L Owl
Platforms Two side
Other information
Opened November 1982 (Muni Metro)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access

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.

West Portal Station with a Breda car emerging from the Twin Peaks Tunnel

The station originally was similar to a regular curbside stop at the entrance to the tunnel, but when the Metro system was built in the late 1970s the existing 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]

Preceding station   Muni Metro   Following station
One-way operation
K Ingleside
Changes from K to T
Toward Balboa Park only
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
(To West Portal on game days only)
Terminus
toward Sunnydale
T Third Street
Changes to T from K
Toward Sunnydale only

External links

  1. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/18/san.francisco.rail.crash/index.html

Coordinates: 37°44′27.27″N 122°27′57.58″W / 37.7409083°N 122.4659944°W / 37.7409083; -122.4659944








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