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49ers/SFMTA Issue Traffic Advisory

Posted by Alex Espinoza on October 2, 2012 – 11:31 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for their second home game of the 2012 season by hosting the Buffalo Bills at 1:25 p.m. PT, Sunday, October 7, at Candlestick Park, presented by UnitedHealthcare. The sold-out game is part of a busy weekend in Bay Area sports and major events, and therefore severe traffic delays are anticipated throughout the surrounding areas. The 49ers urge all fans to take public transportation and/or carpool to and from the game.

Due to the expected increase in traffic, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), reminds customers, residents and visitors to San Francisco of the numerous major events starting Tuesday, October 2 through Monday, October 8.

49ers Game Transit Information

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares 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 busses will then travel express to Candlestick Park from 5th and Folsom. Northbound buses will remain on their regular route.

Other major events taking place on Sunday October 7

  • America’s Cup World Series – Marina Green (Tuesday through Sunday)
  • Fleet Week – northern and eastern waterfront (Tuesday through Monday; air shows on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival – Golden Gate Park (Friday through Sunday)
  • Castro Street Fair – Castro District (Sunday)
  • Italian Heritage Parade – Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach (Sunday)
  • Giants playoff baseball games – AT&T Park (Saturday and Sunday)

Additionally, a lane of northbound The Embarcadero between Washington and Bay streets will be converted to bicycle use only on Saturday and Sunday, and Stockton Street will be closed between Geary and Market streets as part of the on-going Central Subway construction. A cruise ship will unload and load on Saturday at Pier 35, adding to congestion on The Embarcadero.


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