Muni Metro underground to reopen at night in time for Super Bowl
By Hamed Aleaziz
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Nearly six months of nightly closures of San Francisco’s Muni Metro underground subway to install new communications equipment will come to an end on Saturday as the city gets ready to host big crowds for Super Bowl 50, officials said.
The closures, which have commenced each night at 9:30 since July 31, shut down the Muni Metro underground subway, leaving riders between Embarcadero and West Portal stations dependent on shuttle buses.
Since late July, workers have been installing a new digital radio system to improve communication between the control center and train operators, officials said. Emergency telephones in the subway were also being replaced. While crews have yet to finish the job, Muni officials said remaining work should not inconvenience riders.
“The temporary subway closure and accompanying train-to-bus swap are critical for improving safety and reliability on Muni for 155,000 daily Metro riders,” the agency said in a statement.