Sunday, November 22, 2009

Frequency, Service Changes Set for NOPA MUNI lines

Click to enlarge map; black line indicates dropped segment of 21 Hayes

Perhaps you missed the report of changes to NOPA’s Muni lines in the midst of so much other transportation news affecting our neighborhood. But Saturday, December 5th, the 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, and 31 Balboa will all see frequency and service changes. Here’s what you can expect:

5 FULTON: Frequency increased/evening service extended. Frequency on the 5 Fulton will increase during peak periods. Evening service on the 5 Fulton will be extended from Jones/McAllister streets to the Transbay Terminal. Owl service will begin earlier, at 12:45 a.m. and the Owl terminal will remain at Market and McAllister streets.

21 HAYES: Segment eliminated/service hours reduced. The segment of the 21 Hayes between 6th Avenue and Stanyan Street will be eliminated. The last bus to Downtown will depart at 11:50 p.m. and the last bus from Downtown will depart at 12:30 a.m. Nearby Muni Service: Muni’s 5 Fulton provides similar service.

24 DIVISADERO: No changes.

31 BALBOA: Frequency and service hours reduced. Frequency on the 31 Balboa will decrease during peak periods to every 12 minutes. The last bus to Downtown will depart at 11:55 p.m. and the last bus from Downtown will depart at 12:40 a.m.

31AX Balboa ‘A’ Express: No Changes

31BX Balboa ‘B’ Express: No Changes

43 MASONIC: No changes

For the full listing of all MUNI changes see the brochure here.


  1. Nice to see evening service on the 5 Fulton once again extended to the Transbay terminal. I'm not quite as excited about the 21 Hayes trying to navigate down the Shrader St. hill between Fulton & Grove Sts., though! Talk about a MUNI lawsuit waiting to happen....

  2. SOOOO glad that I can now get home on the 5 Fulton at night by waiting at Market/Powell, instead of having to get it closer to Civic Center...that's a nice change.

  3. I'm thrilled they are reducing some of the stops on the 21. It used to stop on every single block and took FOREVER to get anywhere.