The N-Judah line on San Francisco's Muni system runs to Ocean Beach.

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Weeks Of Delays And Interruptions Could Hit Muni Service

Carrie Hodousek
April 09, 2019 - 3:36 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The city's Muni riders should prepare for weeks of delays and service interruptions.

The SFMTA will replace train service on the N-Judah line with bus shuttles for about two weeks starting this Saturday. Officials warn the interruption could impact Muni service on lines throughout the city. The bus shuttles will replace usual N-Judah service between Ocean Beach and Carl and Cole streets.

The interruptions will allow crews to continue work on the Inner Sunset Streetscape Improvement Project. The improvements include new seating and safety features like traffic signal updates, repaving work and wheelchair accessible stops.

In order to provide the necessary buses and bus operators, the SFMTA will have to divert some service from other routes, impacting service on those lines as well. Those routes are the 14-Mission, 30X Marina Express and 38-Geary routes. The E Embarcadero and 83X Mid-Market Express lines will be suspended until the work is complete.

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Officials do not expect significant delays but are warning riders to be prepared. “We do believe we are taking steps to plan ahead and make sure that we have enough service and that it’s balanced throughout the system,” says SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose. “But we want to remind people that could be an issue over the next two weeks.”

Bus shuttles along the N-Judah route will travel down Fredrick Street to Lincoln Way, stopping at Lincoln and Arguello and 7th Avenue at Judah Street before turning on Judah and serving all remaining stops.

Passengers heading to the UCSF Medical Center are encouraged to transfer at Carl and Cole to the 43-Masonic or 6-Parnassus. Riders heading downtown may also see delays and are encouraged to consider alternate routes including the NX Judah Express, 6-Haight/Parnassus, 7-Haight/Noriega and 7X-Noriega Express.

Reported by Carrie Hodousek. Written by Jessica Yi.