Golden Gate Express | Underground section of Muni metro closes early for maintenance week

From today until April 24, the underground section of Muni Metro will close at 9:30 p.m. for maintenance work for Fix It! The week. The closures will affect shuttles on lines J, KT, M, N and S. Shuttles will be available for these lines from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

The only days there will be regular train service will be April 16 and 18 for NBA playoff games.

“The extended window will give us the opportunity to do complex work aimed at making metro operations more reliable and preventing future breakdowns,” according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency website.

Erica Kato, Chief Spokesperson and Head of Media Relations for SFMTA, explained in an email that SFMTA maintenance crews only have two hours to complete the tasks, so Fix It! The week will give them more time.

“The maintenance will cover overhead lines, tracks, signals and the automated train control system, a signaling system that tracks the location and speed of all trains in the subway,” Kato said via email. .

Since Fix It! The week is scheduled on a quarterly basis, the next is for the month of August.

The KLM shuttle will maintain service between Third/Mission Rock and St. Francis Circle beginning at 9:30 p.m.