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SFMTA Updates Muni Service Plan for Tuesday PM Commute

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), has announced an updated Muni service plan for Tuesday afternoon’s commute to accommodate a large decrease in the availability of operators for light rail vehicles and continues to advise customers to make alternative transportation arrangements as the second day of the sickout continues.

“I apologize to San Francisco residents and visitors for the continuing disruption to our transit service,” said Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “We are doing everything we can to get operators back to work and are mobilizing all of our resources to keep as much service moving as we can.”

The updated plan for this afternoon’s Muni service, including impacts to Muni Metro, is below. Customers should continue to monitor media news outlets and real-time Muni updates for information about service.

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BART is accepting customers with a valid Muni proof of payment between Daly City and Embarcadero stations. Muni customers are advised to go to the BART Station Agent gate to request entrance to the BART system rather than tagging their Clipper card.

Muni Service

All routes and lines continue to experience missed and delayed service. Customers should expect crowding and waits of up to 60 minutes. Some routes may be turned back mid route to help minimize crowding. Announcements will be made via NextBus, on vehicles or in Metro stations.

Muni Metro (J Church, K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View, N Judah, T Third)

New! – As of 3 p.m., Tuesday: the J, L, M & N will operate on short routes with limited bus shuttles to the terminals. Customers should allow extra time for transfers. See details below.

  • J Church—will operate between Embarcadero Station and 30th Street. Limited bus shuttle service will be provided between 30th Street and Balboa Park Station. Customers traveling between Balboa Park Station and 30th are encouraged to use BART or Mission Street routes.
  • K Ingleside—will operate on its regular route
  • L Taraval—will operate between Embarcadero Station and 22nd Avenue. Limited bus shuttle service will be provided between 22nd Avenue and the Zoo.
  • M Ocean View—will operate between Embarcadero Station and SF State. Limited bus shuttle service will be provided between 19th Avenue and Holloway and Balboa Park Station.
  • N Judah—will operate between Embarcadero Station and 19th Avenue. Limited bus shuttle service will be provided between 19th Avenue and Ocean Beach. T Third trains will provide service from Embarcadero to Caltrain at 4th and King.
  • T Third—will operate on its regular route

Muni Bus Service

  • No limited-stop service on the 5L, 9L, 14L, 28L, 38L and 71L routes
  • The following routes will not operate:
    • 1AX/BX, 31AX/BX, 38AX/BX
    • 16X, 88
    • 3 Jackson – The majority of stops on this route are covered by the 2 Clement
  • 8AX Bayshore Express and 8BX will operate without changes.

Cable Car Service

The cable cars are not in operation. Cable car lines will continue to be covered by limited bus shuttle service.

Historic Streetcar Service

The F Market & Wharves Line will continue to operate only between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building. For service along Market Street, please use Muni Metro.

Transportation Options

Biking or Walking

In addition to transit, carpooling and parking, the SFMTA recommends that commuters consider bicycling and walking when these options are viable. If you plan to use a bicycle for your commute, a map of bicycle routes is available on


For information about off-street parking garages or lots, visit

Taxi Service

Evening taxi stands are at downtown hotels. A map of the hotel stands is available on Additional information about official San Francisco taxis is also available on our website.

Other options include flexible work hours to avoid the peak commuting periods and telecommuting.