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Expect Brief BART Delays While CalTrans Implodes Portion of Old Bay Bridge

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, November 14th, look up from your phone, and you may see a puff of smoke and a collapsing pillar. CalTrans will implode Pier E3 of the old Bay Bridge, the largest pillar of the old east bridge span. 

The time of the implosion will occur during one of two time periods - either between 7 and 7:30 AM, or around 1 PM that afternoon to take advantage of  shockwave-minimizing tidal patterns. 

BART will halt service in the Transbay Tube during the implosion for up to 15 minutes, and trains will wait at West Oakland and Embarcadero Stations. 

Keep in mind, the Transbay Tube in no danger whatsoever, and is quite far away from the safety zone of the blast. The Tube is also buried in the ground and covered with a thick layer of mud.

BART is halting trains so CalTrans can accurately make scientific measurements around the blast zone, which wouldn't be possible with trains passing through.

BART will monitor seismic activity the same way as when a real earthquake occurs. For more information, visit

Embarcadero Station Will Close at 9:30 PM (MUNI Only) for the Next Week

Posted on November 3, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As part of The Blue Light Emergency Telephone and Radio Replacement Projects, Embarcadero MUNI Station will be closed at 9:30 PM from November 6th to the 14th. This is to leverage the construction of the Central Subway occurring during the same time period.

Also during this time, the T Third Street will be replaced by bus shuttles. If you need to reach further southbound destinations, board a T Third bus shuttle on Market and Spear Streets.

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Central Subway Construction at 4th & King Nov. 6th - 14th

Posted on November 3, 2015 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Central Subway is the first sizable extension of the MUNI Metro network since 2007, when the T Third Street began service. The Central Subway will link the T with Chinatown and Union Square, as well as a future extension to Northbeach. The Central Subway is slated to open in 2019.

From November 6th to the 14th, SFMTA crews will be constructing a portion of the Central Subway at 4th & King Streets, located at AT&T Park and CalTrain. 

During the construction, MUNI's whole entire rail storage facility will be closed off, which will affect all MUNI service throughout the City.

For starters, both streetcar lines will be impacted. The E Embarcadero, which runs only on weekends for now, will not run during the two weekend time periods between November 6th and 14th. And the F Market will begin service 45 minutes later than usual.

Many Metro lines will be affected as well. The T Third will be replaced entirely by buses (see map below). Stops will be on the curbside, rather than the center of the street. 

Along with likely delays, the N Judah will stop at a temporary platform on King Street between 3rd & 4th Streets. And the K Ingleside will only run from Balboa Park to Embarcadero, and will not switch to the T. Riders continuing southbound will need to transfer to the N or the T Bus Shuttle.

Buses will, of course, be affected as well. The 81X and 82X will stop on the south side of Townsend between Lusk and 3rd Street.

After 9:30 PM every night, subway service will halt in the tunnels and service will be replaced with bus shuttles. This is part of the Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project. To learn more information, click on

Starting Saturday morning at 5 AM, bus shuttles will replace the N Judah between Ocean Beach and Church & Duboce as part of the Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project. This will last until the end of service on Monday.

For more information, visit

BART Elevators to Receive Makeover (Update)

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

If you haveb't heard already, BART's elevators are finally being replaced. Please refer to our original post for more information. The next schedule of elevator replacement hads been released by BART:

Powell Street Station: Tuesday, 10/13-10/15

Embarcadero Station: Monday, 10/19-10/21

Dowtown Berkeley Station: Monday, 10/26-10/28

North Berkeley Station: Monday, 11/2-11/4

For more info, visit

BART Improvements are Underway in San Francisco!

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Embarcadero and Montgomery Stations are the two busiest BART stations in the system. After 4,900 survey respondents, BART has developed a plan to modernize and revitalize Embarcadero and Montgomery.

You can learn more information about BART's upcoming station improvements by attending one of two in-station open houses at Embarcadero and Montgomery.

The open house at Embarcadero will be held on Tuesday, October 13th, from 7 AM to 10 AM. The meeting at Montgomery will be held on Wednesday, October 14th, from 7 AM to 10 AM.

For more info, visit

Glen Park BART Escalator Out of Service Until January 2016

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

After suffering a mechanical failure in its drive system, an escalator at Glen Part has been taken out of service until mid-January 2016 for vital repairs. Another platform-level escalator and elevator are still in service. BART apoligizes for the inconvenience.

For more details, visit

CalTrain Construction October 3rd - October 9th

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting October 3rd. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM.

There is no scheduled night or weekend work for both the 23rd Street Bridge and the Paul Avenue Bridge this week.

There is no work scheduled for the Jerrold Avenue Bridge. Crews may inspect the bridge site between October 5th and October 9th.

At the Paul Avenue Bridge this week, from September 28th to October 2nd, crews will transfer utilities to the temporary support structure.

Crews will continue to install column framework from October 5th to October 9th at the 23rd Street Bridge. Crews will also begin to pour concrete.

For more information, visit

Welcome MUNI Mobile to MUNI!

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A new method of paying your fare on MUNI is coming this fall - say hello to MUNI Mobile! This new app will allow you to pay your fare on MUNI with your smartphone - and you could be one of the first to test it out.

If you want to participate in testing MUNI's new app, complete this survey by October 6th. If you're selected, MUNI will contact you to let you know. 

In order to test MUNI Mobile, you need an Android phone or iPhone with a qualifying operating system. You also need access to your credit/debit card or Paypal.

MUNI Mobile is one of the many service improvements coming soon by MUNI Forward. MUNI Mobile is expected to be launched by the end of this year.

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CalTrain Construction September 26th - October 2nd

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting September 7th. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM.


There will be night work on the 23rd Street Bridge until October 1st.  At the Paul Avenue Bridge, night work is also scheduled on September 30th. Crews will be installing the utility support bridge.


There is no work scheduled for the Jerrold Avenue Bridge. From September 28th to October 2nd, crews will install column framework.


At the Paul Avenue Bridge this week, from September 28th to October 2nd, crews will transfer utilities to the temporary support structure

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Join the MUNI Heritage Weekend Photo Contest!

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

MUNI Heritage Weekend is fast-approaching on September 26th and 27th, and while you're there, you can win a little piece of history. Here's how to participate in the MUNI Heritage photo contest:

1. Take a picture you think captures the essence of MUNI Heritage in San Francisco.

2. Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and add the hashtag #MuniHeritage.

3. Five lucky winners will receive a rare special limited edition poster with a reprint from the SFMTA Photo Archive. Your name will also be mentioned on the SFMTA Blog!

If you tag the SFMTA, your photo may be re-shared. MUNI Heritage Weekend starts this Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Get creative, and show MUNI's Heritage!

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