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Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

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Civic Center, San Francisco
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  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    "stand right and walk left on the escalators"(5 Tips)
    Cassy B.
    "Love the accordionist playing and singing cover songs."(2 Tips)
    theSusyness ..
    "Say hi to Robert (accordion man) & Ginger (the dog) in the mornings."(2 Tips)
    Sara P.
    "Crazy Violin Man has stopped trying."(2 Tips)
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  • Gary R.
    Gary RileyMay 5
    Been here 50+ times
    Lots of people collapsed on the floor, shooting up, etc.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TMarch 30
    Take bart or muni to anywhere in the world! Or the 16th St station.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BMarch 20
    Been here 50+ times
    Convenient location
  • Greg B.
    Greg BMarch 20
    Been here 50+ times
    If someone nearby is talking, it's safe to assume they're responding to internal stimuli, or there's a drug deal going down.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.January 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Not very clean...
  • Nancy A.
    Nancy AnnDecember 19, 2016
    Always interesting. Musicians. The Eau de Civic Center is memorable.
  • Gary R.
    Gary RileyAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    It's good to get inside the paid area as quickly as possible for some measure of additional safety.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongJuly 27, 2016
    San Francisco Main Library is close by. Borrow a book to read while waiting for the train.
  • Vladimir G.
    Vladimir GerasimovJune 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Smells like pee, bunch of crackheads near the entrances and at the station. One of the worst stations in SF. True SF spirit.
  • Vladimir G.
    Vladimir GerasimovMay 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the worst stations. All the entrances are crowded with homeless people, stinks like pee.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinMarch 16, 2016
    Really scuzzy stairs up to the plaza. Should probably get a tetanus shot afterwards
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungFebruary 9, 2016
    💩 everywhere
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorJanuary 20, 2016
    Be prepared for lots of bums in this area when exiting the station.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxJanuary 1, 2016
    Take an Über
  • John D.
    John DrefahlNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Poop, that's what that is
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyNovember 13, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Human feces everywhere.
  • Charles M.
    Charles MagnusonNovember 6, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Dirty, smelly, and hotter than the sun.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandSeptember 12, 2015
    Ok station.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Beware it is stand right and walk left on the escalators when using them to get to and from the bloody platform! Courtesy people!
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.September 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Beware of the homeless that beg above ground from the station and in the station hallways!
  • Max N.
    Max NelsonJuly 13, 2014
    OlioakaooooaoooooiaooaoiiaiaakhJh
  • David U.
    David UyMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't take the elevator unless you really have to. It's a slow 1 minute decent and the car reeks of pee
  • Alex L.
    Alex LinSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Crazy Accordion Man and Mime Dog
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChampionAugust 4, 2013
    Dont worry...your cell phone works down below in the bart station....
  • Andy D.
    Andy DietlerJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ride backwards to here and get one of the last seats for the long journey east.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • John "Johnny5" H.
    John "Johnny5" HirschApril 11, 2013
    Watch out for the crackheads that roam this plaza
  • theSusyness ..
    theSusyness .February 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Civic Center/ Grove exit is almost always fucking broken. Take Market / 8th St instead.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're going to Coliseum/OAKland Airport, take a Dublin/Pleasanton or Fremont train to go directly there. Transferring is too easy to get wrong. Hint: CDF.
  • Cedric R.
    Cedric ReuterNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Who decided it was a good idea to have a train that only runs to 24th street?
  • Niña 🌺
    Niña 🌺August 13, 2012
    If escalators are not working, remember there are elevators! I feel bad seeing elderly people go up those flights of stairs, and it's too late to let then know.
  • @RickNakama
    @RickNakamaJuly 15, 2012
    The station doesn't open until 8am on Sundays!
  • Lana L.
    Lana LJune 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Breathe through your mouth when you're here because it stinks like pee everywhere
  • Nick P.
    Nick PerryJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Transfer here to Muni Metro (Middle Level) and Golden Gate Transit (7th & Market Streets).
  • JD D.
    JD DigaoMay 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I swear the escalator going up to UN Plaza is broken every other week
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • theSusyness ..
    theSusyness .May 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Say hi to Robert (accordion man) & Ginger (the dog) in the mornings. Super friendly.
  • Jeremiah B.
    Jeremiah BoehnerMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to get a seat in bike cars. The other cars with carpet smell and look gross
  • Matt K.
    Matt KarisFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch where you walk. There is often human feces on the sidewalks above the station.
  • Carolyn D.
    Carolyn DavisJanuary 8, 2012
    World's shortest trains. Only two carriages.
  • Broadcom
    BroadcomDecember 20, 2011
    This location is Wi-Fi enabled. Reduce data usage and get a faster connection by switching over.
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Cassy B.
    Cassy BenuzziDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the accordionist playing and singing cover songs.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BerghsNovember 24, 2011
    Bikes and backpacks are annoying when the BART is busy.
  • 🐍Ssstephanie
    🐍SsstephanieNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    man 'playing' violin at UN Plaza entrance is awesome.
  • CHULEEPORN M.
    CHULEEPORN MUENSRIPHUMOctober 29, 2011
    just arrive BART!!
  • Jacquinn S.
    Jacquinn ScalesOctober 16, 2011
    Beware of rats at night time.
  • maxfield
    maxfieldOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Just saw a fight, never a dull Friday
  • maxfield
    maxfieldSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't stand in front of the train doors. Stand to the side so that passengers exiting don't have to push you out of the way.
  • San Francisco SAFE
    San Francisco SAFEAugust 31, 2011
    Prevent theft by keeping your cell phone and other devices concealed. Snatch and Run is a favorite M.O. of thieves.
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 17, 2011
    A large gourmet grocery, Harvest Urban Market, is just a few short blocks from the station on 8th street
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    wave at the security cameras, smile, and wink.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HicksAugust 10, 2011
    Escalator etiquette: stand on the right, climb on the left.
  • Meredith S.
    Meredith SweetJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The MUNI trains here are always so packed! Take BART: it's faster and in S.F., goes to most of the same stops.
  • Maggi T.
    Maggi TrymbillJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want to go to a place that is close to Civic Center or UN Plaza ... you wan't to step of Bart / Muni here. You're welcome!
  • Darin
    DarinMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Last stop that you can actually find a seat when fleeing the city
  • Courtland S.
    Courtland SmithJanuary 31, 2011
    Have a conversation with a member of the non sedentarized community.
  • Gizelle Q.
    Gizelle QuintoJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the accordion guy every weekday morning!
  • Meri S.
    Meri StrowberyDecember 13, 2010
    in the morning she chases her ball around
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PollockNovember 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    You've evaded the homeless only to arrive 30 minutes early for your train! Good job!
  • grassy k.
    grassy knollOctober 31, 2010
    best place to find random make-out partner. "have u ever made out w someone waiting for bart at civic center?"
  • John D.
    John DrefahlOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Please, when on thw escalator stand to your right. Some of us aren't morning people and are trying to catch our trains!
  • Seva L.
    Seva LoginovSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The purple violin magician's dog is called Ginger. Early in the morning she chases her ball around and slides on the slippery floor.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby MSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The crazy violin man is always here! I think I saw him playing for the SF Symphony ;-)
  • Kaja J.
    Kaja JohnsonSeptember 15, 2010
    You can purchase a MUNI ticket at machines near the BART exit (in case you forgot your cash).
  • Rudy T.
    Rudy TanAugust 5, 2010
    Public transportation is the new Prius!
  • Matt
    MattAugust 3, 2010
    Too many homeless people outside...scary! :(
  • ssɐkɔıknzkɔıq
    ssɐkɔıknzkɔıqJuly 18, 2010
    Civic Center BART nice
  • Brendan N.
    Brendan NeeJuly 17, 2010
    Fancy marble floors.
  • SFBART
    SFBARTMarch 5, 2010
    Try Ananda Fuara restaurant nearby - lots of good vegetarian choices.
  • Sara P.
    Sara PulisFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Crazy Violin Man has stopped trying.
  • ian B.
    ian BJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid the stairs when hungover at all cost!
  • Emily P.
    Emily PinkertonDecember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    if you're getting off an SFO/Millbrae train, take the stairs closest to the front car and laugh as you beat the escalator commuters to the turnstile!
  • SFBART
    SFBARTDecember 4, 2009
    It's an easy walk from here to the SF Symphony! Check out the symphony's social network for concert news, reviews, artist videos, member profiles, photos, etc. at http://community.sfsymphony.org Read more
    Downvoted Jun 5
  • Jean S.
    Jean ShirkOctober 28, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Hear the fantastic accordionist in the ice-blue suit with the yellow dog do Cher and Petula Clark covers.
  • SFBART
    SFBARTOctober 16, 2009
    Just steps away from the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin St.). A quiet, airy space for reading, studying, or attending one of the many community events. Read more
    Downvoted May 5
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    KayeDecember 7, 2014
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