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Late night subway service returns to SFMTA in October
Posted By kcubas on September 10, 2021
Extending Metro Muni service through the subway until midnight allows SFMTA to provide late-night service connections to Bay Area Rapid Transit.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will operate Muni Metro subway service to midnight as part of its ongoing rail recovery and COVID-19 Muni service expansion that starts Oct. 2.
Monday through Saturday, the last trains will depart their terminals before midnight and will reach the end of the subway tunnel, in either direction, by midnight. The last eastbound Muni Metro train will depart daily at 11:50 p.m. and last westbound train at 12:00 a.m.
Sunday night service will run until approximately 10:00 p.m.
Since May 2021, rail service has run until 9:00 p.m. daily, allowing maintenance crews more time to conduct vital, ongoing maintenance work. Extending Metro Muni service through the subway until midnight allows SFMTA to provide late-night service connections to Bay Area Rapid Transit, while preserving a large part of its late-night subway maintenance window.
To do this necessary and critical maintenance work, crews need several hours without trains in the tunnels. Prior to the pandemic, the subway maintenance window was too short, causing work to be delayed or deferred. The subway shutdown during the pandemic allowed SFMTA to advance this work significantly.
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