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Posted on August 23, 2021 at 9:26 pm by Clay Curtin
Significant transit service changes are coming soon with an expansion of service by many transit operators in the Bay Area. Operators such as Muni, BART, and SamTrans have already implemented service expansions to bring back service to near pre-pandemic levels to accommodate essential workers and those beginning to return to the office. Caltrain will begin a new schedule Monday, August 30, 2021, and the City’s commuter shuttle schedules will be modified to sync with the Caltrain connections.
SamTrans recently expanded their service, including the return of ‘school tripper’ routes. School day service has resumed on Route 80 (serving Oak Knoll School), Route 81 (serving Menlo-Atherton High School), Routes 82, 83, 84 (serving Hillview Middle School) and Route 88 (serving Encinal School). For more information on school trippers, please visit SamTrans Get2School webpage.
Caltrain service changes, effective Monday, August 30, 2021, will see service returning to pre-pandemic levels. Schedule highlights include the return of the popular Baby Bullet express trains during peak hours, limited stop and local midday trains to create 2x hourly midday service, and better timed connections to/from BART at Millbrae Station. Additionally to welcome back riders, Caltrain is offering a special 50% off all fares promotion during September.
The City of Menlo Park operates the M3-Marsh Road Shuttle and M4-Willow Road Shuttle, which connects Menlo Park Caltrain and the business parks near Bohannon Drive, Constitution/Jefferson Drives, and O’Brien Drive. This free service is open to everyone, offering both Caltrain riders and local residents a way to get to work in the business parks. In coordination with the Caltrain Aug. 30 schedule changes, the M3-Marsh Road Shuttle and M4-Willow Road Shuttle will be changing their schedules to sync with the Caltrain connections during peak hours. For the upcoming shuttle schedule changes, please visit the Menlo Park shuttle website.
For more information on the Menlo Park shuttles, please visit the Menlo Park shuttle website or call 650-330-6770. For more information on SamTrans, please visit the SamTrans website or call 800-660-4287. For more information on Caltrain, please visit the Caltrain website or call 800-660-4287.