Super Bowl 50: Temporary Muni Changes in FiDi & SoMa

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Note: The re-route description for the 38 Geary / 38R Geary Rapid route has been updated below.

Commuters, residents and Super Bowl fans who use Muni’s surface routes in the Financial District and South of Market neighborhoods may see temporary re-routes and stop re-locations for Super Bowl City from January 23 to February 12.

In today’s post, we’ll explain the details of the transit impacts expected during San Francisco’s two Super Bowl 50 events: Super Bowl City and the NFL Experience. Look for more posts soon with details on getting around during the Super Bowl events by walking, bicycling, and more. (See our post on auto traffic detours, and check our Super Bowl 50 page for the latest transportation information. Event details can be found on the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee site.) 

Map of downtown San Francisco with lines and numbers marking transit changes for Super Bowl events.

The above map shows what changes will be in effect surrounding the Super Bowl events in downtown San Francisco, January 23 to February 12.

With an additional one million people in our city over the course of nine days of pre-Super Bowl 50 activities, including free concerts across from the Ferry Building, we’re working hard to help make sure everyone can get where they’re going safely. Those efforts include getting the word out, adjusting and increasing Muni service and putting more parking control officers on the streets to minimize disruptions. With the exception of the weekend-only E Embarcadero streetcar line, all Muni routes and lines will be up and running.

The Muni route changes will be in place for Super Bowl City, a fan village in front of the Ferry Building and on Market Street that will be free to the public. With street closures on Market east of Beale Street, Muni routes that run through that section will instead run on nearby streets.

The above map shows only the route and stop changes that will be in effect (see our full Muni system map here). Other Muni routes in the area may see delays due to auto traffic detours, the most significant of which is on the southbound Embarcadero. Traffic congestion can be expected to increase on Battery, 1st and other nearby streets.

Here’s a brief summary of the Muni route and stop changes, starting January 23. Full details are at the bottom of this post:

  • The F Market & Wharves streetcar line will be served by bus shuttles between Castro Street and The Embarcadero.

  • The 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, and 31 Balboa routes will turn back north of Market Street, where riders can connect to any of the routes traveling down that corridor.

  • The 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid will re-route on Mission and 2nd streets between the Transbay Terminal and Market Street.

  • Terminal stops will be moved for the 6 Haight/Parnassus, 9 San Bruno and 9R San Bruno Rapid, the 14 Mission and 14R Mission Rapid, the 21 Hayes and the 41 Union routes.

  • Terminal stops will also be moved for these express routes starting Monday, January 25: the 7X, 1BX, 14X, 30X, 31AX/BX and the 38AX/BX.

No route changes are planned on Muni Metro lines, but extra subway service will be provided after concerts to help customers get home. The early nightly subway shutdowns for tunnel upgrades will end before street closures start on January 23.

Although the Super Bowl festivities take place between January 30 to February 7, streets in the area will be closed to vehicle traffic for longer to allow for staging and disassembly.

During that time, the Embarcadero BART/Muni Station entrance at Market and Spear streets will also be closed because it’s within the security zone. There will be an exception during morning rush hours, approximately 6:45 - 9:45 a.m., when that station entrance/exit will be open. Be sure to check in with BART, Caltrain, AC Transit, SamTrans, SF Bay Ferry, Golden Gate Transit and our other regional transit partners for their Super Bowl service changes.

We encourage folks to spread the word to leave the car at home as much as possible and come to the area by transit, walking or biking.

You can plan your trip and stay updated on transportation changes with these handy tools:

In addition to keeping you up to date on these channels, the SFMTA will deploy approximately 20 to 40 ambassadors per day starting January 20 through February 9 throughout the areas around the events at the foot of Market Street and at Moscone Center to assist both commuters and visitors. Look for them in bright orange hats or vests between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., specifically along Market and Mission streets, in the BART/Muni Metro stations, on the F Market Line and at the Ferry Building, Temporary Transbay Terminal and at Moscone Center.

Muni Route Change Details

Below are the details on all Muni route changes related to the SF Super Bowl 50 events — Super Bowl City and NFL Experience. Routes not listed will not see service changes, but downtown and SoMa routes may see delays due to increased traffic congestion.

F Market & Wharves

The F Market Line will be served by shuttle buses on Market Street between Castro Street and the Ferry Plaza. Historic streetcars will serve the F Line on The Embarcadero, from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Ferry Plaza, where customers can connect directly to shuttle buses. F shuttles will re-route off of Market onto Mission Street between Beale Street and the Ferry Plaza.

Alternative routes: Muni Metro K, L and M lines from Castro to Embarcadero Station.

1BX California Express (PM only)

The 1BX California Express terminal will be moved from Davis and Pine streets to Pine and Front streets.

2 Clement

The 2 Clement terminal will move from Mission and Main streets to Sansome and Sutter streets (near Market Street). Customers continuing to/from Mission and Main can transfer to the F Market shuttle bus at Market and 1st streets.

Alternative routes: 1, 38/38R.

3 Jackson

The 3 Jackson terminal will move from Bush and Montgomery streets to Sutter and Kearny streets.

6 Haight/Parnassus

The 6 Haight/Parnassus terminal will be moved from the Ferry Plaza to Market and Front streets. Customers continuing to the Ferry Plaza can connect to the F shuttles bus at Market and 1st streets.

7X Noriega Express

The 7X Noriega Express terminal will be moved from the Ferry Plaza to Market and Front streets.

9 San Bruno / 9R San Bruno Rapid

The terminals for the 9 San Bruno and 9R San Bruno Rapid will be moved to Market and Front streets.

14X Mission Express

Inbound (a.m.): Terminal will be moved from Mission and Steuart streets to Mission and Main streets.

Outbound (p.m.): Terminal will be moved from Mission and Spear streets to Howard and Spear streets.

21 Hayes

The 21 Hayes terminal will be moved from the Ferry Plaza to Mission and Beale streets.

30X Marina Express

Inbound (a.m.): The 30X-Marina Express inbound terminal will be moved from Howard Street at The Embarcadero to Sutter and Sansome (near Market).

Outbound (p.m.): The 30X-Marina Express outbound terminal will be moved from Howard and Spear streets to Pine and Front streets.

At Market and 1st streets, customers can connect to the F Market shuttle bus to The Embarcadero and Mission Street, or to the 5/5R and 7/7R to the Transbay Terminal.

31 Balboa

The 31 Balboa’s terminal will be moved from the Ferry Plaza to Mason and Turk streets (near Market Street). Customers continuing on to the Ferry Plaza can transfer at Market and 5th streets to the F shuttles or other routes with nearby stops: The 5/5R, 6, 7/7R, 9/9R and 21 routes, as well as any inbound train at Powell Station.

Alternative routes: 5/5R, 38/38R.

31AX/BX Balboa Express (PM only)

The 31AX/BX Balboa Express terminal will be moved from Davis and Pine streets to Pine and Front streets.

38 Geary / 38R Geary Rapid

Inbound 38 and 38R buses will re-route off of eastbound Market Street to eastbound Mission Street via 2nd Street, then turn right on to southbound Beale Street to reach the Transbay Terminal. Temporary 38 inbound stops will be in place at 2nd and Stevenson Streets (on the west side of 2nd) and on Mission and Fremont streets (on the south side of Mission).

Outbound 38 and 38R buses will route to Market Street via Beale Street instead of Fremont Street. Outbound 38 stops will not be served at Mission and Beale streets and Fremont and Market streets.

38BX Geary Express

The 38BX Geary Express terminal will be moved from Davis and Pine streets to Pine and Front streets.

41 Union

The 41 Union terminal will move from the Transbay Terminal to Clay and Drumm streets.

81X Caltrain Express

The inbound 81X Caltrain Express will reroute between Caltrain and Transbay Terminal.  The line will turn onto Market; no stops on Kearny and Bush will be served.

82X Levi Plaza Express 

The inbound 82X Levi Plaza Express will reroute after Transbay Terminal.  The line will continue along Main & Howard, Mission, Beale and turn on Market.  After Market, it will turn onto Sutter/Sansome and continue to the regular route.