SFMTA Starts Rail Rehabilitation on San Jose Avenue

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M Ocean View Bus Substitution Map 3.28.14.pdf

M-Ocean Rail Rehab Bus Sub Flyer 3.28.14.pdf

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced the start of a project to rehabilitate aging rails on San Jose Avenue, adjacent to the Cam Beach Yard near Balboa Park Station.

“Continued rail maintenance work is an example of our efforts to upgrade San Francisco’s aging transportation infrastructure as Muni’s ridership continues to grow and the city expands,” said Edward D. Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “With 700,000 Muni boardings a day and more than three million hours of transit service annually, it’s critical we invest in transportation infrastructure improvements, and we thank our customers and the community for their patience.”

The M Ocean View Rail Rehabilitation project is part of regular rail maintenance to keep Muni tracks in good repair. It will ensure safer, more reliable Metro service by replacing worn infrastructure.

Muni Service Impacts

See attached map for transit shuttle bus service

  • Muni bus shuttles will operate along the M Ocean View Line between the intersection of Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue and San Jose and Geneva avenues.
  • Shuttles will operate 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends.

·         The bus will serve the same stops as the rail.

·         Bus shuttle stops will be ADA accessible.

·         Regular train service will operate between Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue and Embarcadero Station.

  • Signs will be in place to direct customers to any temporarily relocated stops.

Traffic Impacts

·         Construction impacts will be minimized and delays will be minor.

  • At least one eastbound and both westbound through traffic lanes will remain open on San Jose Avenue.
  • Lanes will not be affected on Geneva Avenue.

The rail rehabilitation project will require additional work on the M Line later this year.