Judah and La Playa station

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Judah and La Playa
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Mini-high platform at Judah and La Playa, July 2017.JPG
The accessible platform at Judah and La Playa
Location Judah Street at La Playa Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°45′37″N 122°30′33″W / 37.76028°N 122.50913°W / 37.76028; -122.50913Coordinates: 37°45′37″N 122°30′33″W / 37.76028°N 122.50913°W / 37.76028; -122.50913
Owned by Muni
Tracks 1 balloon loop
Connections Bus transport Muni: Nx, N Owl
Disabled access Yes
Opened October 21, 1928[1]
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Muni Metro   Following station
Terminus N Judah

Judah and La Playa is a light rail station that serves as the western terminus of the Muni Metro N Judah line. It is located in the Sunset District neighborhood adjacent to the Great Highway and Ocean Beach. The station as the terminus of the N Judah line on October 21, 1928.

Station layout

An outbound train arriving at the station

The station consists of a single-track balloon loop with a small handicapped-accessible platform on its southern side. Passengers not needing the accessible platform board and alight from trains east of the loop on the west side of 48th Avenue. A short siding, used to store and turn back trains, is located inside the loop and connects to the westbound track. When the loop is out of service, trains can turn back using a crossover between 48th Avenue and La Playa.[2]

In March 2014, Muni released details of the proposed implementation of their Transit Effectiveness Project (later rebranded MuniForward), which included a variety of stop changes for the N Judah line. Under that plan - which will be implemented as the N Judah Rapid Project - an inbound boarding island will be built at 48th Avenue, and an outbound transit bulb will be added at La Playa.[3]


  1. ^ Perles, Anthony (1981). The People's Railway: The History of the Municipal Railway of San Francisco. Interurban Press. p. 96. ISBN 0916374424.
  2. ^ "Post Incident Summaries - June 2017". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. June 2017.
  3. ^ "Chapter 3: Proposals by Route". Transit Effectiveness Project Implementation Workbook (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. March 24, 2014. pp. 65–69.

External links

Media related to Judah and La Playa station at Wikimedia Commons

  • SFMTA - Judah and La Playa (Ocean Beach) inbound and outbound
  • SFBay Transit (unofficial) - Judah/La Playa/Ocean Beach
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