Your Weekend Transit Advisories

Here they are, your weekend transit advisories. Be advised, and enjoy thyself.

N and J Line Rail and Street Improvements
From 8 p.m., Friday through 5 a.m., Monday, the SFMTA will continue the Church & Duboce project which will include track replacement on Duboce Avenue between Church and Webster streets as well as electric, sewer and other civic improvement work on Duboce Avenue between Steiner and Fillmore streets, on Fillmore Street between Duboce Avenue and Hermann Street, and on Church Street between Duboce Avenue and Market Street. The SFMTA personnel will also continue the Carl Street project which will include track replacement for the Sunset Tunnel, street repairs on the north side of Carl Street between Stanyan and Cole streets, as well as sewer work and manhole repairs on the center of Carl Street between Hillway Avenue and Willard Street and overhead wire repair work at various locations along Carl Street.

Opera at the Ballpark
On Saturday San Francisco Opera’s performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto will be broadcast live at AT&T Park. The show will begin at 8 p.m. For event details, please visit http://sfopera.com

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. Muni fares will be sold at the following locations and during the time specified:

    Embarcadero Metro Station — 5 to 8 p.m.
    AT&T Park — 3 p.m. to approximately 11:05 p.m.

Additional Muni Metro service will be provided to supplement S Shuttles and the existing T Third service to the ballpark.

Giant Race Half Marathon
The 2012 Giant Race Half Marathon and 10K and 5K races will take place on Sunday along The Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina. The 5K race will start at 8 a.m., the Half Marathon and 10K races will start at 8:30 a.m. For more event details, please visit www.race-sfgiants.com

The race will start south of AT&T Park, continue north on The Embarcadero, west along Fisherman’s Wharf, through Fort Mason and the Presidio, returning along the same route to conclude inside AT&T Park.

The following Muni routes and lines will be affected:

· F Market & Wharves
· K Ingleside
· N Judah
· T Third
· 19 Polk
· 28 19th Avenue
· 30 Stockton
· 39 Coit
· 47 Van Ness
· 49 Van Ness-Mission

Dreamforce 2012 Gala
The Dreamforce Gala will take place in the Civic Center next Wednesday, Sept. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Muni route 19 Polk will be affected.

49ers Football Game
The San Francisco 49ers will host their first home game on Sunday, against the Detroit Lions starting at 5:20 p.m. at the Candlestick Park.

Muni offers several ways to get to Candlestick Park from locations throughout San Francisco. There are four Muni Express routes and two Shuttles.

The Muni Express route is Special Event Fare Service
Adult fare: $12 roundtrip
Youth/Senior/Disabled fare: $10 roundtrip
Muni monthly pass, Passport or CityPass Special Event Add-on fare: $8 roundtrip (adult and discount pass holders)

The Candlestick Shuttles are regular fare service, $2 adult per trip and $.75 for youth/senior/disabled per trip.

In order for Clipper customers with a monthly pass to obtain the add-on fare discount, at least $8 in cash value must be loaded to their Clipper cards prior to boarding the special event Muni service.

Customers can load their cards online at www.clippercard.com (please allow at least five days for processing), or at one of the participating Clipper vendors or ticket vending machines in a Muni Metro station. Please go to www.sfmta.com for fare details.

For service to and from the game, T Third customers should transfer at the Gilman/Paul station to the 87 Candlestick Shuttle, which operates directly between the station and Candlestick Park.

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares from 2:20 p.m. at the following locations:

· Balboa Park BART Station
· Sutter Street/Sansome Street

Pre-game Service:
· 75X Candlestick Express – from Balboa Park BART
· 77X Candlestick Express – from California and Van Ness
· 78X Candlestick Express – from California and Funston
· 79X Candlestick Express – from Sutter and Sansome
· 86 Candlestick Shuttle – from Bacon and San Bruno
· 87 Candlestick Shuttle – from Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station

Post-game Service:
· 75X Candlestick Express – to Balboa Park BART
· 77X Candlestick Express – to Van Ness and North Point
· 78X Candlestick Express – to California and Funston
· 79X Candlestick Express – to Kearny and Sutter
· 86 Candlestick Shuttle – to Bacon and San Bruno
· 87 Candlestick Shuttle – to Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station

79X Candlestick Express Re-route
The southbound 79X Candlestick Express, which provides express service to the 49ers game from downtown, will be re-routed all season due to Central Subway construction on Stockton and 4th streets. Customers traveling to the game can board the 79X Candlestick Express at the following locations:

· Sutter and Sansome

· Sutter and Kearny

Mason and Geary
Cyril Magnin and Market
5th Street and Mission
5th Street and Howard
5th Street and Folsom

The southbound buses will then travel express to Candlestick Park from 5th and Folsom. Northbound buses will remain on their regular route.

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