|Posted on April 22, 2016 at 11:40 AM|
Ever since MUNI Forward was adopted over a year ago the entire MUNI system has benefited with a series of service improvements. On April 23, the fourth round of MUNI Forward will roll out, and will bring service improvements to over 30 lines, old and new.
Nearly 20 lines will get more frequent service, eight lines will receive longer service hours, two lines will make new connections to BART, and two new Owl routes will be added to the MUNI System!
More Frequent Service:
All MUNI Metro Lines: Increased service on Saturdays to every 10 minutes, and every 12 minutes on Sundays
1 California: Service increased from every 7 minutes to 6 minutes
2 Clement/3 Jackson: Service increased on Sutter Street to every 5 minutes
6 Haight-Parnassus: Late-night service increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes
7 Haight-Noriega: Late-night service increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes
10 Townsend: All-day service increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes
12 Folsom: All-day service increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes
28 19th Avenue: Mid-day service increased from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes
28R 19th Avenue Rapid: Mid-day service increased from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes (now all day 10 minute service)
31 Balboa: PM commute service increased from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes
35 Eureka: AM commute service increased from every 30 minutes to every 25 minutes, and every 15 minutes during PM commute
37 Corbett: Commute service increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes
47 Van Ness: Commute service increased from every 10 minutes to every 7.5 minutes
25 Treasure Island: All-nighter frequency increased from every 45 minutes to every 30 minutes
Increased Service Hours:
28R 19th Avenue Rapid: Service Monday - Friday, from 7 AM to 7 PM
Express Lines 1AX, 1BX, 31AX, 31BX: Service extended to 7 PM
30X Marina Express: Service extended to 7 PM, larger buses, plus stop consolidation along Chestnut Street
57 Parkmerced: Weekday service to begin at 5 AM
E Embarcadero: Added weekday service runs between 10 AM and 7 PM
2 Clement: New electric short-line service between California and Presidio
14R Mission Rapid: Service extended to Daly City BART all day
18 46th Avenue: Route turning from Sloat onto Skyline
In addition to these dozens of service improvements, there will be two brand-new Owl routes launching on April 23, the 44 Owl and the 48 Owl.
The 44 Owl will run between Bayview and Glen Park BART, and the 48 Owl will run between Noe Valley and 3rd Street. With these two new routes, even more San Franciscans are within 1/4 of a mile of bus stops.
It's taken long enough, but MUNI has finally truly upgraded its system. One year ago, Rapid service replaced Limited service, the new MUNI map was rolled out, and the first new 60-foot articulated buses were introduced.
Since then, MUNI has progressively bettered its system across the City, with more and more passengers closer to MUNI service. Only in the future will we know what improvements are to come.
For more information, visit https://www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog/muni-keeps-moving-forward-more-service-improvements-launch-april-23.