UPDATE: Delay at Evan and Toland has cleared. IB and OB 19 resuming regular service. https://t.co/ieWHfSmyPf (More: 24 in last 24hrs)

Chinese New Year Parade & Festival: February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

The Annual Chinese New Year Parade & Festival will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Parade formation will begin around 3 p.m. along Main, Market and 2nd streets. The Parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. and will go along Geary, around Union Square on to Post, then along Kearny to Pacific. Muni will reroute buses that serve or cross Market Street. Read below for more information which routes will be impacted, when they will be impacted and where to board during the reroute.

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Getting to the Parade

The easiest way to get to Parade is via the Market Street Subway at Montgomery Station, near the beginning of the parade. Powell Station is also nearby, just a few blocks from where the Parade goes around Union Square.

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Street Closures

Several streets in the Financial District will be closed for parade staging and for the parade itself. They will reopen after the parade is clear and streets are cleaned, at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Schedule of Street Closures
Street Closure Start Time
Main, between Market and Harrison 10 a.m.
Market, between 3rd St & Beale 4 p.m.
2nd St, between Market and Mission 3 p.m.
Mission, between 5th St and Beale
(transit access only)
3 p.m.
Geary,  between Market and Powell 4 p.m.
Powell, between Geary and Post 4 p.m.
Post, between Kearny to Powell 4 p.m.
Kearny, between Geary and Pacific 4 p.m.
Stockton, between Sacramento and Sutter
(local access will be allowed)
4 p.m.

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Muni Impact Summary

Many Muni routes will reroute or switchback--changing from inbound to outbound--before they reach Downtown. Most Market Street routes will operate on Mission Street instead. Routes that cross Market Street will be rerouted around the event areas. Reroutes start at different times, but all service will return to normal once the Parade clears the streets.

Summary of Muni Impacts by Route
Route Start Temporary Service Change
F Market & Wharves 2 p.m. Streetcar service will only be on The Embarcadero. Market Street service will be operated by a bus.
Reroute onto Mission between The Embarcadero and 3rd Street.
T Third Bus 2 p.m. No service to Market Street. Temporary layover stop will be at Mission & Main.
California Cable Car 2 p.m. The Cable Car will be operated by a bus.
Reroute will be along Powell, Broadway and Battery (to Embarcadero) or along Sansome, Broadway and Stockton (to Van Ness). 
Powell/Hyde Cable Car 2 p.m. Switchback will begin at Powell Street.
Powell/Mason Cable Car 2 p.m. Switchback will begin at Powell Street.
1 California 2 p.m. Reroute will be along Stockton, Broadway and Sansome.
2 Sutter/Clement 2 p.m. Switchback will begin at Taylor. The stops nearest to Downtown are Post & Jones and Sutter & Taylor. Use the 8/30/45 on Mason to go Downtown.
3 Jackson 12 noon Switchback will begin at Larkin. The stops nearest to Downtown are Post & Polk and Sutter & Larkin. Use the 38/38R on O'Farrell to go Downtown.
5 Fulton 10 a.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Beale.
6 Haight/Parnassus 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
7 Haight/Noriega

2 p.m.

Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Beale.
8 Bayshore 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission, The Embarcadero and Broadway (to Fisherman's Wharf). Regular route in the southbound direction (to City College).
9 San Bruno 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
10 Townsend 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission, The Embarcadero and Broadway.
12 Folsom/Pacific 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission, The Embarcadero and Broadway.
14 Mission 10 a.m. Temporary terminal will be on Steuart between Mission and Market.
14R Mission Rapid 10 a.m. Temporary terminal will be on Steuart between Mission and Market.
21 Hayes 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
25 Treasure Island 10 a.m. Temporary terminal will be on Beale between Howard and Folsom.
30 Stockton 2 p.m. Reroute onto Market, Turk, Taylor, Bush, Grant and Sutter (to The Marina). Regular route in the southbound direction (to Caltrain).
31 Balboa 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
38 Geary 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mason, Eddy, Market, 4th Street and Mission (to Beale Street Terminal) and Mission, 3rd Street, Ellis and Taylor (to The Richmond).
38R Geary Rapid 2 p.m. Reroute onto Mason, Eddy, Market, 4th Street and Mission (to Beale Street Terminal) and Mission, 3rd Street, Ellis and Taylor (to The Richmond).
45 Union/Stockton 2 p.m. Reroute onto Market, Turk, Taylor, Bush, Grant and Sutter (to The Marina). Regular route in the southbound direction (to Caltrain).
76X Marin Headlands Express 2 p.m. Switchback will begin at Taylor. After 5 p.m., the last stop will be Post & Jones. Use the 8/30/45 on Mason to go Downtown.

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Downtown Transfers

The table below lists transfer opportunities from the Market Street Subway to rerouted Muni services.

Transfer Opportunities to Reroutes by Station
Station Route, Direction and Stop Location
Van Ness
Civic Center
Powell
Embarcadero

Note: Some service is rerouted to Mission Street, which is a short walk from all Market Street Subway stations. For the 2 Sutter/Clement, 3 Jackson and 76X Marin Headlands Express, use the 38/38R to Geary & Van Ness and board at Sutter & Van Ness.

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Event Map

Muni Reroute Map for the Chinese New Year Parade 2019

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