511: Muni Subway Closures for New Train Tests 1 weeks ago More...

Alert Updates:

  • Monday, July 17: More information about special events.
  • Wednesday, July 19: Updated map and more information for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or other wheeled devices/mobility aids.​
  • Thursday, July 20: Updated service map and new information for people traveling with wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or other wheeled devices/mobility aids.​

The Muni Metro Subway will shutdown on weeknights and weekends to test the new light rail trains. Five new train cars were delivered earlier this year and are being prepped to go into service by the end of this year. Before going into service, the new trains need to go through rigorous testing.

The SFMTA already started testing on street-level tracks; the next stage of testing will be in the Muni Metro Subway. For these tests, the Subway will close early on weeknights and for four weekends. Testing will begin on Saturday, July 22 (start of regular service) until Sunday, August 20 (end of regular service). This testing window also allows us an opportunity to complete upgrades to the emergency “blue light” phone consoles in the subway tunnel and avoid additional Muni service impacts. Read below for information about how to get to where you need to go during subway shutdowns. For more information about the new trains, visit the New Muni Trains Project page.

During Subway closure, a bus bridge will operate between Embarcadero Station and St. Francis Circle, making stops at Subway stations. There will still be surface train service outside of the Muni Metro subway. Please plan extra travel time when taking Muni during subway closures.

Note: Muni will operate on a normal schedule during the weekend of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, August 11-13, 2017.

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Subway Shutdown Schedule 

Weeknights

On weeknights, Monday through Friday, the Muni Metro Subway between West Portal and Montgomery stations will close at 9:30 p.m. The subway will reopen to regular service the next weekday morning.

  • Last trains depart between 9-9:30 p.m.
  • A bus bridge between Embarcadero and St. Francis Circle will start at 9 p.m.

Weekends

On weekends, the Muni Metro Subway between West Portal and Montgomery stations will close all day. The subway will reopen to regular service Monday morning.

  • Last trains depart Friday night between 9-9:30 p.m.
  • A bus bridge between Embarcadero to St. Francisco Circle will run throughout the weekend.
  • An additional bus bridge will operate between Embarcadero to Church & Duboce. 

Special Events

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

  • Muni will operate on a normal schedule during the weekend of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, August 11-13, 2017.
  • 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, a protest is expected on Market Street that may require the bus bridge vehicles 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. 

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

Weeknight Transfers

Transferring from Train to Shuttle
From Line 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
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • Board shuttle at a temporary stop between Sloat and 15th Ave.
  • At St. Francis/Sloat, train will turn back to Balboa Park.
L Taraval
  • Ulloa & West Portal
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • West Portal & Ulloa is the southeast corner, a regular stop for the M Owl and K Owl.
  • Train will continue as M Ocean View to San Jose & Geneva.
M Ocean View
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • Board shuttle at a temporary stop between Sloat and 15th Ave.
  • 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.
Transferring from Shuttle to Train
To Line Transfer Stops Train Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Market & Church
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use northside 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 northside train platform at Duboce & Church.
T Third
  • ADA Accessible Market & Spear
  • ADA Accessible Embarcadero Station

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Weekend Tranfers

Transferring from Train to Shuttle
From Line Transfer Stops Shuttle Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Request train operator to use platform.
  • Church & Duboce is at northwest corner, a regular stop for the 22 Fillmore.
  • Train will continue as N Judah to Ocean Beach.
K Ingleside
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • Board shuttle at a temporary stop between Sloat and 15th Ave.
  • At St. Francis/Sloat, train will turn back to Balboa Park.
L Taraval
  • Ulloa & West Portal
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • West Portal & Ulloa is the southeast corner, a regular stop for the M Owl and K Owl.
  • Train will continue as M Ocean View to San Jose & Geneva.
M Ocean View
  • ADA Accessible St. Francis/Sloat
  • ADA Accessible West Portal & Sloat
  • Board shuttle at a temporary stop between Sloat and 15th Ave.
  • Train will continue as L Taraval to SF Zoo.
N Judah
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Request train operator to use platform.
  • Church & Duboce is at northwest corner, a regular stop for the 22 Fillmore.
  • Train will continue as J Church to Balboa Park.
T Third
  • ADA Accessible Embarcadero Station
  • At Embarcadero Station, train will turn back to Sunnydale.
Transferring from Shuttle to Train
To Line Transfer Stops Train Locations Notes
J Church
  • ADA Accessible Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use northside 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 Church & Duboce
  • ADA Accessible Duboce & Church
  • ADA Accessible Use northside train platform at Duboce & Church.
T Third
  • ADA Accessible Market & Spear
  • ADA Accessible Embarcadero Station

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Map

The map below 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.

Subway Shutdown System Map


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Inbound

San Jose Avenue and Geneva (Balboa Park Muni Metro/BART) via San Jose Avenue, Broad, Orizaba, Randolph, 19th Avenue (San Francisco State University), right-of-way, West Portal Avenue 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 West Portal Avenue, right-of-way, 19th Avenue (San Francisco State University), Randolph, Orizaba, Broad, San Jose Avenue to Geneva (Balboa Park Muni Metro/BART).

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

Muni Metro/BART stations served: Balboa Park (nearby), Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery, Embarcadero.

Owl service: See 91 Route and L Taraval Owl and Sunday morning M Motor Coaches.

Alternatives Inbound Service

Ocean View to Downtown
  • If only subway is closed, M-OCEAN VIEW outbound to Balboa Park station, then BART
  • Walk to Plymouth, then 54-FELTON eastbound to Balboa Park station, then BART
Merced Heights to Downtown
  • If only subway is closed, M-OCEAN VIEW outbound to Balboa Park station, then BART
  • Walk to 19th & Junipero Serra, then 28-19TH AVENUE southbound to Daly City station, then BART (Adult Passes not valid)
  • 28-19TH AVENUE northbound to Lincoln, then 7-HAIGHT-NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT-NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS eastbound
  • Walk to Alemany, then 54-FELTON eastbound to Balboa Park station, then BART
Stonestown/SFSU to Downtown
  • If only subway is closed, M-OCEAN VIEW outbound to Balboa Park station, then BART
  • 28-19TH AVENUE southbound to Daly City station, then BART (Adult Passes not valid)
  • 28R-19TH AVENUE RAPID southbound to Daly City station, then BART (Adult Passes not valid)
  • 28-19TH AVENUE or 28R-19TH AVENUE RAPID northbound to Lincoln, then 7-HAIGHT-NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT-NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS eastbound
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 
Stonestown/SFSU
  • If only subway is closed, BART to Balboa Park station, then M-OCEAN VIEW inbound
  • BART to Daly City station (Adult Fast Passes not valid; before leaving paid area, the part of the station within the fare gates, get coupon for free ride on 28 or 28L), then 28-19TH AVENUE northbound to 19th Avenue
  • 7-HAIGHT-NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT-NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESSwestbound to 19th Avenue, then 28-19TH AVENUE or 28-19TH AVENUE LIMITED southbound to Stonestown or SFSU
Merced Heights
  • If only subway is closed, BART to Balboa Park station, then M-OCEAN VIEW inbound
  • BART to Daly City station (Adult Fast Passes not valid; Clipper® cardholders get free ride on 28), then 28-19TH AVENUE northbound to 19th & Junipero Serra, then walk
  • 7-HAIGHT-NORIEGA, 7R-HAIGHT-NORIEGA RAPID or 7X-NORIEGA EXPRESS westbound to 19th Avenue, then 28-19TH AVENUE or 28-19TH AVENUE LIMITED southbound to Stonestown or SFSU
  • BART to Balboa Park station, then 54-FELTON, then walk from Alemany
Ocean View
  • If only subway is closed, BART to Balboa Park station, then M-OCEAN VIEW inbound
  • BART to Balboa Park station, then 54-FELTON, then walk from Plymouth

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