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K L M Memorial Day Weekend Bus Substitutions: May 26-28, 2018

This Memorial Day Weekend--from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28--crews will be performing important work inside the Twin Peaks Tunnel to prepare for the upcoming extended closure. Forest Hill and West Portal stations will be closed. The K Ingleside will switchback at St Francis Circle. The The L Taraval and M Ocean View lines will be operated by buses to Castro or Church stations. A shuttle will operate between Forest Hill and Westportal stations. Service returns to normal on Tuesday, May 29. For more information about the project, visit the Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvement Project page.

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Overview

Summary

  • K Ingleside trains will travel a shorter route between Sloat/St. Francis and Balboa Park. The trains will then continue as J Church trains to Embarcadero Station.
  • L Taraval buses will run instead of trains from between the SF Zoo and Castro Station.
  • M Ocean View buses will run instead of trains between Balboa Park and Church Station.
  • Forest Hill Station customers should use L or M buses from temporary stops to access downtown and the Forest Hill (FH) Shuttle to access West Portal.
  • There will be no K Ingleside, L Taraval or M Ocean View trains running underground in Muni Metro. Customers should use S Shuttles or T Third trains to access bus substitution transfer points:
    • K Ingleside use M buses between St Francis Circle and Church Station.
    • L Taraval transfers between bus and train at Castro Station.
    • M Ocean View transfers between bus and train at Church Station.

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Route Diagrams

These route diagrams highlight key transfer points and temporary stops. This guide works for both inbound and outbound trips. Download the PDF at the bottom of this page for a printer-friendly version.

Route diagrams for the memorial day bus substitution plan.

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Route Map

This modified Muni Metro map shows the bus substituion routes in a more familiar way. Download the PDF at the bottom of this page for a printer-friendly version.

Route map for the memorial day bus substitution plan.

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Details by Line

K Ingleside Trains

Trains will serve regular stops between Sloat/St. Francis and Balboa Park.

  • Trains will switchback from inbound to outbound at St. Francis Circle.
  • Customers headed downtown are encouraged to transfer to BART at Balboa Park. Customers can also remain on the K Trains as they will transition into J Trains to Embarcadero.
  • Train Frequency: every 10 minutes during peak, 15+ minutes early morning and evenings.

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L Taraval Buses

Buses will serve regular stops between the zoo and Taraval & 17th Ave.

Temporary bus stops:

  • Taraval & 14th Ave (transfer stop for 48 bus)
  • Taraval & Wawona (closest stop to West Portal Station)
  • Dewey & Laguna Honda (closest stop to Forest Hill Station)
  • Woodside & Portola (transfer stop for 36, 44, 52 and M buses)

All L buses will end at Castro Station. Customers heading downtown can transfer to T Third or S Shuttle trains at the station.

L buses will not service the following stop locations:

  • 15th Ave & Taraval- closest stop is 14th Ave & Taraval
  • Ulloa & Forest Side
  • West Portal Station

Bus frequency: every 10 minutes during peak hours, 15+ minutes during early morning and evening.

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M Ocean View Buses

Buses will serve regular stops between San Jose & Geneva and St Francis Circle.

Temporary bus stops:

  • Junipero Serra & Ocean (transfer location to K trains)
  • Portola & Laguna Honda (transfer location for 43 and 48 buses)
  • Woodside & Portola (transfer location for 36, 44 and 52 buses)

All M buses will end at Church Station. Customers heading downtown can transfer to shuttle trains in the station.

M Buses will not service the following stops:

  • Right of Way/Eucalyptus Drive- closest stops at Right of Way/Ocean Ave or 19th Ave/Winston
  • West Portal Station - closest stop at West Portal & Vicente
  • Forest Hill Station
  • Castro Station

Customers headed downtown are encouraged to transfer to BART at Balboa Park

Bus frequency: every 10 minutes during peak hours, 15+ minutes during early morning and evening.

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Forest Hill Shuttle Buses

The Forest Hill Shuttle Bus will connect between L and M buses and K trains. It will also be a key way to travel between the Forest Hill Station area and the West Portal corridor.

The shuttle will stop at the following locations:

  • Forest Hill Station
  • Dewey & Laguna Honda
  • West Portal & Vicente
  • West Portal & 15th Ave
  • Sloat/St. Francis

Bus frequency: every 15 minutes.

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OWL Service

L OWL and 91 OWL buses will reroute via 14th Ave and Vicente. Transfer between 91 and L buses at West Portal & Vicente.

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Other Muni Impacts

The following lines will have reroutes: 35, 48, 57, 91 OWL, L OWL. Signage will be posted at affected stops.

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