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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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L-Taraval


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Inbound

Wawona and 46th Avenue (San Francisco Zoo) via Wawona. 46th Avenue,Taraval, 15th Avenue, Ulloa to West Portal station, then via Twin Peaks tunnel, Market Street Subway to Embarcadero station.

Outbound

Via Market Street subway, Twin Peaks tunnel to West Portal station, then via Ulloa, 15th Avenue, Taraval, 46th Avenue, Vicente, 47th Avenue, Wawona to 46th Avenue.

Muni Metro stations served: West Portal, Forest Hill/Laguna Honda, Castro, Church, Van Ness.

Muni Metro/BART stations served: Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery, Embarcadero.

Owl Service: see L Owl.

Alternative INBOUND service

Parkside District to Downtown
  • Walk to Quintara, 48-QUINTARA/24TH eastbound to 24th/Mission Station, then BART
  • Walk to 19th Avenue, 28-19TH AVENUE or 28R-19TH AVENUE RAPID northbound to Lincoln, then 7-HAIGHT/NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT/NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS eastbound
  • Walk to 30th Avenue or Quintara east of 30th, then 66-QUINTARA to 9th & Judah, then 6-HAIGHT/PARNASSUS
  • Walk to 19th & Sloat, then 23-MONTEREY eastbound to Glen Park Station, then BART
  • Walk to 19th Avenue, 28-19TH AVENUE southbound to Daly City Station or 28R-19TH AVENUE RAPID southbound to Balboa Park Station, then BART (Adult "M" Fast Passes not valid)
​Southwest Sunset to Downtown
  • Walk to Quintara, then 48-QUINTARA/24TH eastbound to 24th/Mission Station, then BART
  • Walk to Sunset Boulevard, then 29-SUNSET northbound to Noriega, then 7-HAIGHT/NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT/NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS eastbound
  • Walk to 46th Avenue, then 18-46TH AVENUE northbound to Noriega, then 71-HAIGHT-NORIEGA, 71L-HAIGHT-NORIEGA LIMITED, or 16X-NORIEGA EXPRESS eastbound
  • Walk to Sloat, then 23-MONTEREY eastbound to Glen Park Station, then BART
West Portal to Downtown
  • 48-QUINTARA/24TH STREET eastbound to 24th/Mission Station, then BART
  • 23-MONTEREY eastbound from Saint Francis Circle to Glen Park Station, then BART
Forest Hill station to Downtown
  • 43-MASONIC or 44-O'SHAUGHNESSY northbound to 9th & Judah, then N-JUDAH eastbound
  • 44-O'SHAUGHNESSY or 52-EXCELSIOR southbound to Glen Park station, then BART
Castro and east to Downtown
  • F-MARKET & WHARVES eastbound
  • If only KLM lines affected, J-CHURCH or N-JUDAH eastbound from Church & Duboce
  • Inbound 6-HAIGHT/PARNASSUS, 7-HAIGHT/NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT/NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS east of Van Ness, or walk to Haight 

ALTERNATIVE OUTBOUND SERVICE

Castro and east from Downtown
  • F-MARKET & WHARVES westbound
  • If only KLM lines affected, J-CHURCH or N-JUDAH westbound to Church & Duboce
  • 6-HAIGHT/PARNASSUS, 7-HAIGHT/NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT/NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS east of Van Ness, or walk from Haight
Forest Hill station from Downtown
  • N-JUDAH to 9th & Judah, then 43-MASONIC or 44-O'SHAUGHNESSY southbound
  • BART to Glen Park station, then 44-O'SHAUGHNESSY or 52-EXCELSIOR northbound
West Portal from Downtown
  • BART to 24th/Mission station, then 48-QUINTARA/24TH STREET westbound
  • BART to Glen Park station, then 23-MONTEREY westbound to Saint Francis Circle 
Southwest Sunset from Downtown
  • BART to 24th/Mission station, then 48-QUINTARA/24TH westbound,walk from Quintara
  • 7-HAIGHT/NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT/NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS westbound to Sunset Boulevard, then 29-SUNSET southbound to Taraval
  • 71-HAIGHT-NORIEGA, 71L-HAIGHT-NORIEGA LIMITED, or 16X-NORIEGA EXPRESS westbound to 46th Avenue, then 18-46TH AVENUE southbound to Taraval
  • BART to Glen Park station, then 23-MONTEREY westbound, then walk from Sloat
Parkside District from Downtown
  • BART to 24th/Mission Station, then 48-QUINTARA/24TH westbound,walk from Quintara
  • 7-HAIGHT/NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT/NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS westbound to 19th Avenue, then 28-19TH AVENUE or 28R-19TH AVENUE RAPID southbound to Taraval
  • 6-HAIGHT/PARNASSUS to 9th & Judah, then then 66-QUINTARA to Quintara or 30th, then walk
  • BART to Glen Park Station, then 23-MONTEREY westbound, walk from 19th & Sloat
  • BART to Balboa Park Station (Adult "M" Fast Passes not valid; free transfer with Clipper card), then 28R-19TH AVENUE RAPID northbound to 19th Avenue
  • BART to Daly City Station (Adult "M" Fast Passes not valid; free transfer with Clipper card), then 28-19TH AVENUE northbound to 19th Avenue

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