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This alert contains information about tranferring between surface trains and bus bridge shuttles during the Muni Subway Closures for New Train Tests. For more information about the new trains, visit the New Muni Trains Project page.

The Muni Metro Subway will be closed between Montgomery and West Portal stations weeknights from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and all hours on weekends. There will be surface train service outside of the Muni Metro Subway and bus shuttles will run between Embarcadero Station and Saint Francis Circle. Read below for information on transferring between train and bus bridge service during subway closures. Please plan extra travel time when taking Muni during subway closures.

Note: For certain events, Muni will temporary pause testing to maintain service levels.

  • For weeknight Giants games, Muni will operate outbound trains from the ballpark for approximately 90 minutes after the game. For more information on taking Muni to see the Giants, please visit our AT&T Park Destination page.
  • For the weekend of August 11-13, 2017, Muni will operate on a normal schedule for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, the Pistahan Parade and Lady Gaga at AT&T Park.

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Transferring Between Surface Trains and Bus Bridge Shuttles

During subway closure, Muni Metro will still operate on the surface streets. Read below for more information on transferring between train and shuttle.

Note: On weekends, there will be an additional shuttle providing service between Embarcadero Station and Church & Duboce for customers transferring to or from the N Judah or J Church lines.

Note: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessible indicates the transfer location for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or other wheeled devices/mobility aids.

Bus Bridge to/From Saint Francis Circle

This information applies to shuttles operating between Embarcadero Station and Saint Francis Circle. It will operate weeknights and weekends.

Note: All inbound shuttles will be identified as J-L-M-N-T to EMBARCADERO.

Transferring from Train to Shuttle (Inbound)

From Transfer Stops Shuttle Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Market & Church
  • ADA Accessible Request train operator to use platform.
  • Board shuttle on Market Street islands.
  • Train will continue as N Judah to Ocean Beach.
K Ingleside
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • At St. Francis/Sloat, train will turn back to Balboa Park.
L Taraval
  • Ulloa & West Portal
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • Train will continue as M Ocean View to San Jose & Geneva.
M Ocean View
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • Train will continue as L Taraval to SF Zoo.
N Judah
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Market & Church
  • ADA Accessible Request train operator to use platform.
  • Board shuttle on Market Street islands.
  • Train will continue as J Church to Balboa Park.
T Third
  • ADA Accessible Embarcadero Station
  • At Embarcadero Station, train will turn back to Sunnydale.

Note: On weeknights, the outbound Saint Francis Circle shuttle will be identified as J-K-L-M-N. On weekends, it will be K-L-M to WEST PORTAL.

Transferring from Shuttle to Train (Outbound)

To Transfer Stops Train Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Market & Church
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use southside train platform at Duboce & Church.
K Ingleside
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
L Taraval
  • Ulloa & West Portal
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • Ulloa & Lenox is a regular stop for the 48 Quintara/24th.
M Ocean View
  • Ulloa & West Portal
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • Ulloa & West Portal is a regular stop for the 48 Quintara/24th.
N Judah
  • ADA Accessible Market & Church
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use southside train platform at Duboce & Church.
T Third
  • ADA Accessible Market & Spear
  • ADA Accessible Embarcadero Station

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Bus Bridge to Church & Duboce

This information is only for the additional bus bridge shuttle operating between Embarcadero Station and Church & Duboce. It will operate weekends only.

Note: All inbound shuttles will be identified as J-L-M-N-T to EMBARCADERO.

Transferring from Train to Shuttle (Inbound)

From Transfer Stops Shuttle Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Request train operator to use platform.
  • Train will continue as N Judah to Ocean Beach.
N Judah
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Request train operator to use platform.
  • Train will continue as J Church to Balboa Park.

Note: All outbound Church & Duboce shuttles will be identified as J-N to DUBOCE+CHURCH.

Transferring from Shuttle to Train (Outbound)

To Transfer Stops Train Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use southside train platform at Duboce & Church.
N Judah
  • ADA Accessible Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use southside train platform at Duboce & Church.

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Subway Shutdown System Map

Service Map

The service map to the right shows the Muni Metro and Shuttle locations during the subway shutdowns. Click or tap on the thumbnail for the full size, or download a PDF version of the Subway Shutdown System Map.

For the full route map including a list of stops, visit the Train Testing Bus Bridge Route page.

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Updates to This Page

  • July 24: Based on customer feedback, this page was created speficially for transfer information and information for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or other wheeled devices/mobility aids.​

  • July 25: Based on customer feedback, information on bus signs was added.

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511: Muni Subway Closures for New Train Tests last month More...

Muni’s new light-rail vehicles (LRVs) will undergo testing inside the Muni Metro Subway in preparation for adding these new state-of-art vehicles in service later this year. For more information about the new trains, visit the New Muni Trains Project page.

During testing, Muni Metro between Montgomery and West Portal stations will be closed to train service at weeknights from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and will be completely closed on weekends. Bus shuttles will run between Embarcadero Station and Saint Francis Circle. There will be surface train service outside of the Muni Metro Subway. For information on transfering between surface trains and bus shuttles, transfers for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers or other wheeled devices/mobility aids, please visit the Bus Bridge Transfers page. Please plan extra travel time when taking Muni during subway closures.

Subway Shutdown System Map

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Service Map

The service map on the right shows the Muni Metro and Shuttle transfer locations during the subway shutdowns. Click or tap on the thumbnail for the full size, or download a PDF version of the Subway Shutdown System Map.

For the full route map including a list of stops, visit the Train Testing Bus Bridge Route page.

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Service Summary

Muni Metro Subway Closures

On weeknights, the last trains in the subway will run between 9-9:30 p.m. On weekends there will be no subway service. The subway will reopen to regular service the next weekday morning. During subway closures, surface train service will operate as follows:

  • J Church: From Balboa Park Station to Church & Duboce.
    Trains will continue as N Judah trains toward Ocean Beach.
  • K Ingleside: Between Saint Francis Circle and Balboa Park.
  • L Taraval:  From SF Zoo to West Portal Ave & Ulloa.
    Trains will continue as M Ocean View trains toward San Jose & Geneva.
  • M Ocean View: From San Jose & Geneva to West Portal Ave & Lenox.
    Trains will continue as L Taraval trains toward SF Zoo.
  • N Judah: From Ocean Beach to Church & Duboce.
    Trains will continue as J Church trains toward Balboa Park.
  • T Third: Between Embarcadero Station and Sunnydale.

Bus Bridge Schedule

During subway closures, a bus bridge will operate shuttles between Embarcadero Station and Saint Francis Circle. On weeknights, the bus bridge will begin service at 9 p.m. On weekends, the bus bridge bridge will operate during regular hours of service. On weekends, an additional bus bridge will operate between Embarcadero Station and Church & Duboce.

SPECIAL EVENTS

For certain events, Muni will temporary pause testing to maintain service levels.

  • For weeknight Giants games, Muni will operate outbound trains from the ballpark for approximately 90 minutes after the game. For more information on taking Muni to see the Giants, please visit our AT&T Park Destination page.
  • On Saturday, July 22, the March to End All Slaughterhouses may require the bus bridge to reroute on to Mission Street.
  • On Sunday, July 23, the San Francisco Marathon may cause delays for the bus bridge as the race crosses Market Street. There will be no subway service for the marathon.
  • For the weekend of August 11-13, 2017, Muni will operate on a normal schedule for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, the Pistahan Parade and Lady Gaga at AT&T Park.

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Updates to This Page

  • July 17: More information about special events.
  • July 19: Updated map and more information for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or other wheeled devices/mobility aids.​
  • July 20: Updated service map and new information for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or other wheeled devices/mobility aids.​
  • July 21: Updated weekend transfer information for the Duboce & Church platform and upcoming special event information.
  • July 24: Based on customer feedback, information on transferring between train and shuttle has been moved to a Bus Bridge Transfers page.

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Train Testing Bus Bridge


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The Train Testing Bus Bridge provides shuttle service to stations during the Muni Metro Subway shutdowns on weeknights and weekends from July 22 to August 20, 2017. This service runs between Embarcadero Station and St. Francis Circle, making stops along Market Street marked with a half moon sign and at Muni Metro stations. On weekends, an additional shuttle will run between Embarcadero Station and Church & Duboce. For information on transferring between the Muni Metro surface trains and the bus bridge Shuttle--including transfers for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers or other wheeled devices/mobility aids--please visit the Bus Bridge Transfers page.

St. Francis Circle Shuttle

Weeknights starting at 9 p.m. until end of normal service, Weekends all day

Inbound to Downtown

Weeknights and Weekends: J-L-M-N-T to EMBARCADERO

From West Portal Ave & Sloat, north on West Portal Ave, left on Ulloa, left on Claremont, right on Dewey, continue to Laguna Honda, loop left in front of Forest Hill Station, continue on Laguna Honda, left on Woodside, left on Portola, continue to Market, right on Spear, left on Mission, left on Steuart, left on Market to terminal.

Outbound to St. Francis Circle

Weeknights: J-K-L-M-N
Weekends: K-L-M to WEST PORTAL

From Market & Steuart, continue on Market, continue on Portola, right on Woodside, right on Laguna Honda, loop left in front of Forest Hill Station, continue on Laguna Honda, continue on Dewey, right on Claremont, right on Ulloa, West Portal station, left on West Portal, left on 15th Ave, right on Portola, right on slip lane back onto West Portal Ave to last stop curbside on West Portal.

Church & Duboce Shuttle

Weekends all day

Inbound to Downtown

J-L-M-N-T to EMBARCADERO

From Church & Duboce, left on Market, right on Spear, left on Mission, left on Steuart, left on Market to terminal.

Outbound to Church & Duboce

J-N to DUBOCE+CHURCH

From Market & Steuart, continue on Market, right on Church to last stop on Church nearside Duboce.

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