October 25 Service Changes to Improve Muni System-Wide
A round of services changes went into effect this past Saturday, October 25th, in order to improve Muni service system-wide.
Service improvements on the 10 Townsend are the most significant improvements riders will notice this round. Currently, the 10 Townsend route ends service at 7:30 p.m. Starting this week, the route will operate every 30 minutes after 7:30 p.m. until midnight seven days a week. This service expansion was informed by Muni Forward, an initiative that helps improve the reliability and frequency of Muni.
Other service changes that went into effect on October 25th include:
9L San Bruno Limited
- The inbound (northbound) stop on Bayshore at Visitacion will become an active bus stop for the 9L. While there was no passenger pick-up at this location, starting this week passengers may get off of the bus here. Buses will pick up passengers north of the intersection following the scheduled layover. Riders who want to get off the bus on Bayshore Boulevard may also ride around the terminal loop to the stop.
- The terminal at Chestnut Street and Fillmore will relocate back to Divisadero and Chestnut based on rider feedback.
- Route change to avoid freeway congestion. New route via Bryant: Left on 6th Street, right on Folsom, left on 5th Street to regular route.
- Muni will operate regular scheduled 38 Geary service to Fort Miley instead of by-request evening service.
For additional information about all routes and stops, please visit: http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/routes-stops.
Along with the 10 Townsend service expansion, several other Muni Forward projects like transit signal priority upgrades and red transit-only lanes have improved Muni’s service over the past several months. With new transit-priority signals fully implemented on the 8x Bayshore Express line and Mission Street corridors, the 8X, 14/14L Mission, and 49 Van Ness/Mission are experiencing travel time savings of up to 5 minutes per trip. And new transit-only lanes on Haight Street and Lincoln Way are expected to streamline service and improve travel time for the 6 Parnassus, 71 Haight/Noriega and 29 Sunset.