Muni To Suspend Light-Rail Vehicle Service Starting March 30

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — Beginning on Monday, March 30, the K Ingleside along with the J, T, L and M light-rail lines will be replaced with bus service in response to the changing ridership caused by the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.

All subway stations will be closed except for downtown stations shared with BART.

“Closing the Muni Metro underground system will allow us to redirect custodial resources to other, higher-use facilities and minimizes risk to our station agents,” the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced on its website. “Based on our ridership data and observations, we do not expect these changes to impact the ability of our riders and operators to maintain social distance. And while the rail system is closed to passengers, we plan on doing important maintenance work to our vehicles and infrastructure. It’s a unique opportunity to improve the state of good repair of our system and come out of this shutdown stronger than ever.”

Further, the Muni Rapid routes 5R, 9R, 28R and 38R will be temporarily discontinued; the 5 Fulton and 9 San Bruno will begin running longer buses; the 47 Van Ness will be temporarily discontinued on Saturdays and Sundays; and the northern part of the 49 Van Ness route will be extended between North Point and Fisherman’s Wharf to make up for the 47 Van Ness.

For more information, visit the SFMTA’s website.

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