San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced that the 2nd annual San Francisco Freedom Train on the T-Third line will join with the other regional rides on Monday, January 21, 2008, to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
San Francisco Freedom Train
At 10:30 a.m., the San Francisco Freedom Train will depart from Sunnydale Station at Bayshore Boulevard and Sunnydale Avenue.
The train will follow the T-Third route from Visitacion Valley beginning at the Bayshore/Sunnydale platform, down Third Street stopping at each of route stops and proceed to the Montgomery Station.
SFMTA commemorative Freedom Train Tickets can be used by Freedom Train customers for return trips aboard any SFMTA rail or bus line until 7:00 p.m.
Caltrain Freedom Train
The Caltrain Freedom Train will arrive at the 4th Street and King Street Station at 11:16 a.m.
Muni bus shuttles will be standing by to transport those Caltrain “Freedom Train” riders unable to participate in the MLK March and to carry Caltrain riders back to the San Francisco station at 4th and King Streets after the Rally.
MLK Freedom March and Rally
At 11:30 a.m., the Freedom March will start from the Caltrain Station at 4th and King Streets and proceed east on Townsend to 3rd Street, north to Market Street and west through UN Plaza to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at Larkin and Grove Streets in Civic Center. The march is expected to conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The MLK Rally will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Traffic and Transit Impacts
Street closures will be required beginning at 10:00 a.m. along the MLK March route. Cross traffic will be allowed through except when the march is passing.
The following Muni lines will be directly affected by this event:
F-MARKET 12-FOLSOM 31-BALBOA
5-FULTON 14-MISSION 38/38L-GEARY
6-PARNASSUS 19-POLK 47-VAN NESS
7-HAIGHT 21-HAYES 71-NORIEGA
9-SAN BRUNO 27-BRYANT
10-TOWNSEND 30-STOCKTON/45 UNION
Muni Holiday Service
Muni will operate on a Saturday schedule on Monday, January 21, 2008.
For more information on Muni service, please call the San Francisco Customer Service Center at 311 or visit sfmta.com.
For additional information on Muni’s Accessible Services Program, please call (415) 701-4485 or TTY (415) 701-4730.
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