Third Street Light Rail Begins Full Service

San Francisco Muni will begin full service of the new T-Third Street Light Rail, which serves UCSF Mission Bay, on Saturday, April 7. The new T-Third line will provide weekday service every 10 minutes from 5:26 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. and will run along the Market Street corridor and south Sunnydale Avenue with stops near or adjacent to Mission Bay, China Basin Landing and Caltrain. The T-Third is Muni's first fully accessible light rail line. All stations feature level boarding at all doors. The T-Third line connects all of the Third Street neighborhoods to the full Muni Metro system, providing a vital link between the southeast sector of San Francisco and the rest of the city. It also gives San Francisco more than 70 miles of new light rail track. Changes to the 9X, 10, 15 and 54 bus lines are coordinated with the new T-Third Light Rail Line to offer expanded service to southeast San Francisco. Changes to the J line will improve service to Caltrain. The new T line also provides more service between Castro Station and downtown. The public is invited to a grand opening celebration of the T-Third line on Saturday, April 14. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is scheduled to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. at a ceremony at 4th and King Street Muni platform. US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is an invited special guest. For details on all the transit changes, visit the Muni website. UCSF Shuttle Changes Most current UCSF shuttle connections to BART stations at Powell Street, 16th Street and 24th Street will continue through the end of June. Beginning July 1, service on the UCSF FORREST shuttle, which serves Mission Bay to the Powell Street BART station, and the RED shuttle, which serves Mission Bay, Mission Center Building and the 16th Street BART station, and the GREEN shuttle, which serves San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) to the 24th Street BART station, will be discontinued. The UCSF YELLOW shuttle line, which serves Mission Center Building, 2300 Harrison, 20th and Harrison, 18th and Shotwell, 17th and Folsom and the 16th Street BART station, will continue with added morning and afternoon peak service to accommodate SFGH BART ridership. Also, connections to the 16th Street BART station via Mission Bay are available on a new combined route from Mission Bay to Mission Center Building. This route will be a combination of the current LIME, RED and TEAL shuttle routes and will serve the following locations: China Basin, Mission Bay, Mission Center Building, Buchanan Dental Clinic, 55 Laguna satellite parking lot and the Parnassus campus, with service every 15 to 20 minutes. For all the T-Third line details, see the Muni website here.