In San Francisco, all MUNI train lines will shut down starting today, with no current plans for them to reopen.
With this latest shutdown, the SF Municipal Transport Agency is attempting to balance public safety and the transportation needs of essential workers. The closed MUNI light rail routes will be replaced by bus lines, but in most cases riders will need to adjust schedules and pick up and drop off spots. In a press release, SFMTA said that all MUNI stations are also closing, except for those that are shared with BART.
As most of the city shelters in place, MUNI has seen its ridership drop by 90 percent. The SFMTA says that the closures will allow them to redirect resources to focus on sanitation for the remaining bus lines and stations. There is a silver lining to all of this: MUNI will also use this time to do maintenance and repairs on its trains and infrastructure.
If you plan to use MUNI, go to NextBus.com to check times and alternative bus lines.