Muni to Extend Operating Hours for Light Rail Lines

Starting Oct. 2, Muni light rail lines will run for longer hours.

K Ingleside exiting West Portal Station
K Ingleside light rail vehicle exits West Portal Station on on Feb. 3, 2018, marking the centennial of the K-Line. Courtesy photograph
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Last trips on the city’s light rail lines just got pushed back a bit.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will extend the hours of operation for its light rail lines to “better align with BART service,” according to a news release.

Starting  Saturday, Oct. 2, Muni Metro service will be extended to run until midnight on weekdays and Saturdays due to an increase in demand.

Last  trips on the KT Ingleside-Third, M Oceanview and N Judah will depart from neighborhood stops between 11:30 and 11:50 p.m. enter the subway by midnight.

The new Muni Metro hours will be:

  • Weekdays from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Sundays from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The lines were shut down during the pandemic and have slowly been restored, sometimes in fits and starts.

J Church

The J Church light rail line’s hours of operation will be extended to midnight and will have frequency improvements to match the other metro routes.

On weekdays, the frequency will be increased from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes. On weekends, the  frequency will be increased  from every 15 minutes to every12 minutes.

Muni Metro Bus and Owl Service

Late night Muni Metro buses on the KT, M and N  lines will continue to operate along the light rail  from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Owl service on these three routes will continue to run from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
For more information about the service changes, visit for details.

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