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Local 7 Bus Service To Replace 7R-Haight/Noriega Line

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By Fiona Lee - Published on August 08, 2017.

Formerly the 71L, the 7R is no more. SFMTA has announced that on Monday, August 14th, service for the rapid 7R-Haight/Noriega line will turn into local 7-Haight/Noriega service. 

"We’re making this change to help simplify service for riders, since the 7R is already nearly identical to the 7, and runs only in the peak period in the peak-demand direction," said Erica Kato, SFMTA's deputy spokesperson.

The changes will mostly affect riders on the portion of the line on Haight between Masonic Ave. and Gough St.

"We did hear some feedback regarding travel time getting extended, but since ...the 7 only serves three more stops than the 7R," said Kato, "our transit planners found a very negligible difference in trip time."

All buses on the route will now be marked as "7" and serve all stops on Haight St., with service and frequency staying the same. 

SFMTA also said the changes would "help make service easier to navigate for Muni riders." 

For riders who live in the Inner and Outer Sunset and commute during the morning and evening rush hours, the transit agency recommends taking the 7X Noriega Express for a faster commute. 

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