Transportation

Muni tunnels add Wi-Fi; subway train service resumes next month

Mark Prado

The recent wave of major Muni subway repairs includes Wi-Fi availability with routers in stations and cellular antennas installed in the tunnels, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

New wayfinding signs and art projects are in place at Castro and West Portal stations as well. Safety certification for the subway repairs was approved on March 11, paving the way to reopen the subway and phase in more rail service in May. 

With the reopening of the subway, SFMTA will continue to gradually phase back Muni Metro rail by extending the T Third Metro to West Portal and bringing back the N Judah Metro rail between Ocean Beach and 4th and King.

Before the pandemic, the system carried more than 160,000 daily riders. MTC and SFMTA are transportation partners.