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On Saturday, August 22, the SFMTA will launch their broadest and most complex service changes since the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. This includes the restoration or expansion of 11 bus routes, increased frequencies on 13 bus routes, and the return of Muni Metro.

Read more about the Major Muni Service Expansion coming August 22.

These service changes support the city’s essential workers and economic recovery by providing more connections to neighborhood commercial districts. Adding more service on our high ridership lines and upsizing some lines to larger buses will help relieve crowding on those lines.

Service hours will be approximately 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted. Owl network service hours will remain approximately 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily unless otherwise noted.

Muni Metro Rail Recovery

J Church

  • New, temporary, surface-only route between Balboa Park and Church at Market
  • New, temporary transfer required to and from downtown at Church Station on frequent trains
  • Daily frequency: Every 6 to 9 minutes.

LK Taraval-Ingleside

  • New, temporary, combined surface-only route between SF Zoo and Balboa Park.
  • New, temporary transfer required to and from downtown at West Portal Station on frequent trains
  • Daily frequency: Every 6 to 9 minutes.

N Judah

  • Full route restored between Ocean Beach (Judah at La Playa) and 4th at King
  • Weekday hours of service: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., every 6 to 9 minutes.
  • Weekend hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., every 10 to 14 minutes.

S Shuttle

  • Subway-only line restored between West Portal and Embarcadero
  • Weekday hours of service: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., every 6 to 9 minutes.
  • Weekend hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., every 6 to 9 minutes.

TM Third-Oceanview

  • Full T Third and M Oceanview routes, temporarily combined to the new TM Third-Ocean View line between West Portal and Embarcadero
  • Weekday hours of service: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., every 10 to 14 minutes.
  • Weekend hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., every 10 to 14 minutes.

Muni Bus Service Changes

7 Haight-Noriega

  • Extended to full route between Ortega at 48th Avenue and the Salesforce Transit Center
  • 60-foot buses will replace the 40-foot buses, allowing more room for customers to maintain physical distance onboard
  • Connections to Inner Sunset, The Haight and Downtown
  • Daily frequency: Every 10 to 14 minutes

12 Pacific Community Shuttle

  • Temporarily modified route between Jackson and Van Ness to Sansome and Sutter streets to provide connection to Market Street
  • Daily frequency: Every 10 to 14 minutes

14 Mission

  • Line will be served by 60-foot electric trolley coaches instead of motor coaches
  • Daily frequency: Every 6 to 9 minutes

28 19th Avenue

  • Weekend service added for modified route between Daly City BART and California and 7th Avenue
  • Access to transfer points to UCSF, Kaiser and the California Pacific Medical Center
  • Daily frequency: Every 10 to 14 minutes

30 Stockton

  • Route extended to The Presidio between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. All other times, the 30 Stockton terminal will be at Divisadero and Chestnut
  • 60-foot electric trolley buses will replace the 40-foot buses, allowing more room for customers to maintain physical distance onboard
  • Connections to Crissy Field, Chinatown, Downtown, and Caltrain
  • Daily frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes
  • Note: Construction will be ongoing in The Presidio for the first few weeks of August through September, so implementation of the extension will be delayed slightly. Please pay attention to posted signage, follow social media, and visit the website for construction updates.

37 Corbett

  • Temporarily modified route between Twin Peaks and Market and Van Ness streets via Market Street
  • Connections to Castro, Church and Van Ness Muni Metro Stations
  • Daily frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes
  • Temporary hours of service: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekends

38 Geary

  • Between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, buses will alternately terminate at Geary Boulevard and 32nd Avenue or Fort Miley VA Hospital.
  • At all other times, all 38 Geary trips will terminate at 48th Avenue and Point Lobos.
  • Buses terminating at Fort Miley VA Hospital will layover then continue on the inbound route to all existing stop locations.
  • Weekday frequency: Every 6 to 9 minutes.
  • Weekend frequency: Every 10 to 14 minutes.

44 O’Shaughnessy

  • Extended to full route between Hunters Point and California and 6th Avenue
  • Connections to Bayview, Portola, Glen Park and Forest Hill Stations, Golden Gate Park and Inner Richmond
  • Daily frequency: Every 10 to 14 minutes.

45 Union-Stockton

  • Full route restored between Townsend at 4th Street and Lyon at Greenwich
  • Connections to SoMa, Downtown, Chinatown and Union Street
  • Daily frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes

48 Quintara-24th St

  • Temporarily modified route between 20th at 3rd streets and West Portal Station
  • Connections to West Portal, 24th Street BART, and Potrero Hill/Dogpatch. Simplified route in Noe Valley
  • Daily frequency: Every 10 to 14 minutes

49 Van Ness-Mission

  • 60-foot buses will replace the 40-foot buses, allowing more room for customers to maintain physical distance onboard
  • Daily frequency: Every 6 to 9 minutes

54 Felton

  • Weekend service added and route extended to full route between Daly City BART and Bayview
  • Connections to Bayview, Portola, Excelsior, and Balboa Park and Daly City BART Stations
  • Daily frequency: Approximately every 20 minutes

67 Bernal Heights

  • Full route restored between Ellsworth at Crescent and 24th Street BART Station
  • Daily frequency: Approximately every 20 minutes

Improved Muni Frequency

The following lines will have more frequent service to provide more capacity for physical distancing:

  • 8 Bayshore: Daily, every 5 to 6 minutes
  • 9 San Bruno: Daily, every 6 to 9 minutes
  • 9R San Bruno Rapid: Weekday service only, every 6 to 9 minutes
  • 12 Pacific Community Shuttle: Daily, every 10 to 14 minutes
  • 14 Mission: Daily, every 6 to 9 minutes
  • 19 Polk: Daily, every 15 to 20 minutes
  • 22 Fillmore: Daily, every 6 to 9 minutes
  • 24 Divisadero: Daily, every 10 to 14 minutes
  • 25 Treasure Island: Daily, every 15 to 20 minutes
  • 28 19th Ave: Daily, every 10 to 14 minutes
  • 29 Sunset: Weekdays, every 10 to 14 minutes. Weekends, every 20 minutes.
  • 43 Masonic: Weekdays, every 10 to 14 minutes. Weekends, every 20 minutes.
  • 44 O’Shaughnessy: Daily, every 10 to 14 minutes

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Cost: $2.50*
*Fare varies, please check https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/muni/fares
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