New Muni Trains

Project Overview

New Muni train in rail yard.

Subway Closure July 22-Aug 20 for new LRV testing. Montgomery to West Portal Stations closed early weeknights at 9:30pm (last trains running at 9pm) and all day weekends. Bus bridge running Embarcadero to St. Francis/Sloat. Board shuttles at Muni Shuttle flag stops (look for yellow half-moon flags). For more info, visit the LRV Testing Planned Alert Page.

The first five trains arrived in January 2017 and are undergoing testing to be ready for service in late 2017. The new cars will have more reliable passenger doors, better visibility from the operator cab, and an enhanced braking system. They’ll also require less maintenance so that we can dedicate more time to providing quality service. With over 200 new trains that will arrive in phases over about 10 years, Muni will replace its fleet of 151 light rail vehicles and expand it by 64. The interior and exterior features were designed with input on public preferences from a 2014 public survey.

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For service information during subway closure 7/22-8/20, visit the LRV Testing Planned Alert webpage.

Video of LRV testing for vibration and ride quality

Muni Service Map for LRV Testing PDF

New Muni Metro trains will start service in late 2017. The new trains, manufactured by Siemens, will have more reliable doors and steps, better visibility for operators and an enhanced braking system. They’ll also require less maintenance so that we can dedicate more time to providing quality service. 

The first five trains arrived in January 2017 and are undergoing testing to be ready for service in late 2017.

With about new trains that will arrive in phases over roughly 10 years, Muni will replace its fleet of 151 light rail vehicles and expand it by 64.

The interior and exterior features were designed with input on public preferences from a 2014 public survey.

The procurement of these new trains is part of the largest modernization of Muni since the Metro’s opening in the early 1980’s. To ensure that we design the new cars to meet our customers' preferences, staff conducted public outreach to gather input and feedback for public preferences for the exterior design and interior layout.

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