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Starting this week, Muni slims down to just 17 core routes. Has yours been eliminated?
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Muni Prepares For Essential Trips Only

Thanks to SF Examiner for letting us know that Muni is shutting down almost all of their lines (more than 70) over the next few days. By April 8th, Muni will operate just 17 core lines. Read More at SFMTA

In the rapidly changing environment caused by COVID-19, the SFMTA is making additional updates to Muni service. While ridership has fallen significantly, Muni still serve approximately 100,000 passengers a day – getting nurses, cooks, custodians, and other essential workers to their jobs.

In order to maintain service levels to provide social distance, we must focus our available resources on the lines that most critically serve essential trips.

This means temporarily reducing Muni service, and prioritizing routes in most critical need during the pandemic. In order to maintain frequency, and sufficient social distance on these services, we will continue to operate 17 routes, while temporarily eliminating services on others.

Muni’s Remaining Routes

The 17 core routes that will remain in service, with some modifications include:

  • N Judah Bus
  • L Taraval Bus
  • T Third Bus
  • 1 California
  • 8 Bayshore
  • 9 San Bruno
  • 14 Mission
  • 14R Mission Rapid
  • 19 Polk
  • 22 Fillmore
  • 24 Divisadero
  • 25 Treasure Island
  • 29 Sunset
  • 38 Geary
  • 38R Geary Rapid
  • 44 O’Shaughnessy
  • 49 Van Ness/Mission

Changes to Muni service are being rolled out in phases

Monday, April 6

Customers should prepare for delays across the Muni system both Monday and Tuesday. We expect to be below necessary staffing levels to provide adequate service. This gap will cause missed runs and delays that may not be accurately reflected in NextBus predictions. If you need to make an essential trip, plan to use other options or allow extra time when riding Muni.

Tuesday April 7

Service will be temporarily discontinued on seven routes that are experiencing low ridership or have nearby lines that provide similar service and connections. Routes to be discontinued include the 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 5 Fulton, 7 Haight, 10 Townsend, 21 Hayes and 31 Balboa.

Wednesday April 8

Service will be further reduced to our 17 most-used lines. This core network will provide service within one mile of all San Franciscans. This approach allows Muni to continue to serve San Francisco’s medical facilities and focuses on equity to ensure service for our customers most reliant on transit. The frequency of buses will vary by line so that lines experiencing some crowding will have more frequent service than others.


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