A sign at Civic Center BART announces the closure of the northern entrance at Market and Eighth streets as the escalator is removed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A sign at Civic Center BART announces the closure of the northern entrance at Market and Eighth streets as the escalator is removed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART moves to close second entrance at Civic Center station

An escalator into the Civic Center station at Eighth and Market streets was shut down this week in preparation for the permanent closure of that entrance starting Nov. 1, BART announced Tuesday.

The announcement follows the closure last year of the entrance in front of the Burger King at Grove and Market streets.

BART officials said the closure was motivated by future plans to install a power substation at Civic Center as part of a larger effort to increase peak capacity.

“We studied possible locations of the new substations extensively and reached the conclusion that the west end of the concourse level of the Civic Center station is the only place where the new substation can go,” BART said in a statement. “Therefore, we will permanently close this entrance to accommodate the new traction power substation equipment. Construction will start in early 2019 on parts of the traction power system in this station.”

SEE RELATED: BART seeks closure of Civic Center station hallway

BART officials in May also said they were seeking permission from the state fire marshal to close a long hallway at the Civic Center station after media reports highlighting drug users and homeless residents using it.

A sign at Civic Center BART announces the closure of the northern entrance at Market and Eighth streets as the escalator is removed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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A sign at Civic Center BART announces the closure of the northern entrance at Market and Eighth streets as the escalator is removed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A sign at Civic Center BART announces the closure of the northern entrance at Market and Eighth streets as the escalator is removed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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