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On Tap

When the Clock Strikes Midnight...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Well, it’s that time again when we look back at the year that was and look forward to the fresh New Year to come with all its endless possibilities.

To help get 2016 started off right, Muni will shuttle you to and from all the New Year’s festivities — for free. Whether you’re watching San Francisco’s free fireworks show along The Embarcadero, hitting a jumping nightlife spot or toasting at a good old fashioned house party, let Muni be your ride.

The 16th year of Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve, sponsored by 76, includes all Muni routes and lines – even cable cars. Fare gates will be set for “fare-free” until early Friday morning. To enjoy the complimentary service, make sure you don’t tag your Clipper Card!

Many Muni lines will also have extra late night service. Be sure to check out our New Year’s Eve service page so you can plan your year-end celebrations and leave the car at home.

New Year’s Eve Muni Service at a Glance: 

  • Complimentary Muni service from 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1.
  • Muni Metro service between West Portal and Embarcadero stations is extended until 4 a.m. and to 4th and King Streets until 2:15 a.m.
  • Extra Owl line service (1 a.m. to 5 a.m.): 5 Fulton, 14 Mission, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 38 Geary, 90 and 91 Owl and the L and N Owl bus routes.
  • Service on the F Market historic streetcar line will be provided by bus shuttles after approximately 4 p.m.
  • Cable Car: Powell lines running regular service, but the California line will be motorized for evening service beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Extra 1 California service will operate between Presidio Ave and Drumm Street from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.
  • Late night service will also be available from our regional transit partners: AC Transit, BART, and SamTrans. For additional regional transportation information, visit 511 SF Bay Area.

Notes for New Year’s Day: 

Service - Muni service will operate on a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day.

Holiday Parking Enforcement - On New Year’s Day there will be no enforcement of the following:

  • Seven-day street sweeping
  • Residential permits
  • Commute-hour tow away zones
  • Parking meters, including meters on Port of San Francisco property.

See our Holiday Enforcement page for more details.


New Year’s Fireworks Show Thursday, 11:59 p.m.
The Embarcadero

You know the spirit of the party starts to come alive
Until the day is dawning
You can throw out all the blues and hit the city lights…

George Benson’s lyrics from Give Me the Night couldn’t ring truer than on New Year’s Eve. Welcome 2016 as the San Francisco Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a colorful, awe inspiring and booming pyrotechnics display along The Embarcadero. Enjoy the excitement and thrills, but dress warm to avoid the chills.

Take advantage of the complimentary Muni service by taking Muni Metro to Embarcadero Station, any Market Street bus route or the 14 Mission Route to Market and Steuart streets.

Muni service note: routes may see heavier ridership during evening and late night service trips.

Construction Reminders:

The Muni Metro subway system upgrades will not take place between Thursday night and Friday morning due to extended service hours for New Year’s.

Super Bowl 50: Get updates about transportation planning for the big game or get them sent directly to your inbox.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Wednesdays for a look ahead to the weekend.