The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today announced it will provide complimentary Municipal Railway (Muni) service on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 to 6 a.m., Friday, January 1, 2010 for the tenth consecutive year.

At midnight, there will be a fireworks show sponsored by the City from a barge off of The Embarcadero, south of the Ferry Building. Motorists should anticipate delays in the area from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

As an extra incentive for revelers to travel on transit, there will also be special Muni Metro service extended to approximately 4 a.m. between Embarcadero and West Portal stations and extra service on Muni Owl bus routes (1 a.m. – 5 a.m.). No closures or re-routes are planned. SFPD and SFMTA will monitor for any necessary re-routes.

Complimentary Muni Service:

8 p.m., December 31 to 6 a.m., January 1
Muni Metro service extended to 4 a.m. between Embarcadero and West Portal stations
Extra Owl service (1 a.m. – 5 a.m.): 5 Fulton, 14 Mission, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 38 Geary, 90 and 91 Owl and the L and N Owl bus routes
Service on the F Market historic streetcar line provided by buses after approximately 4 p.m.

Caltrain ( will depart its final New Years train from the 4th and King streets Station at 2:15 a.m., Jan. 1. All Caltrain and Samtrans service will be free after 11:00 p.m., Wednesday.

BART ( will provide additional service and stations will remain open until approximately 3 a.m., Jan. 1. BART service to the East Bay will be separated between Embarcadero and Montgomery stations. Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond trains will stop at Montgomery (not Embarcadero) and Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont trains will stop at Embarcadero (not Montgomery).

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