Late Night Subway Service Returns in October

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Photo of T Third train entering Castro StationThe SFMTA plans to extend Muni Metro service in the subway to midnight as part of our ongoing rail recovery and COVD-19 Muni service expansion starting Saturday, October 2.

Monday through Saturday, last trains will depart their terminals before midnight and will reach the end of the subway tunnel, in either direction, by midnight. The last eastbound Muni Metro train will depart daily at 11:50 p.m. and last westbound train at 12:00 a.m.

Sunday night service will run until approximately 10 p.m.

Since May 2021 rail service has run until 9 p.m. daily, allowing maintenance crews more time to conduct vital, ongoing maintenance work. Extending Metro service through the subway until midnight allows Muni to provide late-night service connections to BART, while preserving a large part of our late-night subway maintenance window.

To do this necessary and critical maintenance work, crews need several hours without trains in the tunnels. Prior to the pandemic, the subway maintenance window was too short, causing work to be delayed or deferred. The subway shutdown during the pandemic allowed us to advance this work significantly.