North County

North County

Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae

With the approval by the Board of Directors, SamTrans has finalized the details and changes to local bus service in North County. Click on a route number below to learn about the approved changes to each existing SamTrans route serving North County.

Route 38 | Route 110 | Route 112 | Route 118 | Route 120
Route 121 | Route 122 | Route 130 | Route 140, 141, 142
Route 292 | Route 397 | Route 398 | SFO
Route 124 (New) | EPX

North County Preferred Alternative Map
Route 38 | Safe Harbor - Millbrae Transit Center
No changes were proposed to this route.
Route 110 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Daly City BART

Existing Service

Route 110 has average ridership connecting Pacifica and neighborhoods in Daly City. More riders travel towards Daly City in the morning and from Daly City in the afternoon. During public outreach, people requested earlier service and service that is more frequent on weekends.

Final Route Details

Route 110 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

To reduce travel time for the majority of riders, Route 110 will no longer serve the deviation from Skyline Drive onto Longview Drive. Riders will be able to access the route with a five-minute walk to a stop on Skyline Drive. In Pacifica, instead of ending at the Linda Mar Park-and-Ride, the route will continue into the Linda Mar neighborhood, looping around De Solo Drive, Crespi Drive, Terra Nova Boulevard, Oddstad Boulevard, and Linda Mar Boulevard. This extension will provide a direct ride to Daly City and BART for Linda Mar residents.

Trips on Route 110 that operate only on school days serving Oceana and Terra Nova High School will continue and be renamed as Route 10.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route 110 will operate more often during the midday on weekdays and on weekends. The route will run every 30 minutes during peak and midday periods, seven days a week.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service will not change in the new network.

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Route 112 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Colma BART

Existing Service

Route 112 is a below average route in terms of ridership. It serves a small, unique market that mostly overlaps with other routes. It runs between the Linda Mar area in Pacifica and Colma BART. During public outreach, people requested better connectivity to other routes and earlier service.

Final Route Details

Route 112 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

In the new network, Route 112 is shortened at Clarendon Road and Francisco Boulevard in the West Sharp Park area. The route will not change between Colma BART and Sharp Park, still providing a connection to Serramonte Center. To reduce route duplication, only routes 110 and 118 will continue to Linda Mar.

Trips on Route 112 that operate only on school days serving Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School will continue and be renamed as Route 12.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route frequency will not change in the new network. Route 112 will continue to run every 60 minutes.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service will not change.

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Route 118 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Daly City BART

Existing Service

Route 118 provides peak-only, limited stop service from Linda Mar and Pacifica to two BART stations on weekdays. Public input included requests for earlier service and better schedule coordination with other routes.

Final Route Details

Route 118 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

To improve reliability and connect to more frequent BART service, Route 118 will travel directly to/from Daly City BART station and skip the Colma BART station. Passengers wishing to travel to Colma will be able to transfer to BART or Route ECR at Daly City BART station. Route 118 will continue to be a limited stop service along Highway 1. Efforts will be made to prioritize schedule alignment and transfers between Route 118 and Route 17 at Linda Mar.

Frequency (How often it runs)

In the new network, Route 118 will have additional weekday-only trips, with service every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service will not change in the new network.

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Route 120 | Brunswick/Templeton (Daly City) – Colma BART

Existing Service

Route 120 is one of SamTrans’ highest ridership and most productive routes. It operates every 15 minutes or better seven days a week. Public input suggested that reliability could be improved on Route 120.

Final Route Details

Route 120 map

Coverage (Where it goes)

The current routing of Route 120 will not change.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Frequency on Route 120 will improve from every 15 to every 10 minutes for an additional hour on weekday afternoons. Service on weekend evenings will improve to every 15-30 minutes, compared to every 45 minutes today.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service will not change in the new network.

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Route 121 | Pope/Bellevue (Daly City) – Skyline College

Existing Service

Route 121 is a productive route but is indirect for most riders using it to access Skyline College. Portions of the route also overlap with two shuttle routes serving the area: the Seton Medical Center Shuttle and the Skyline College Shuttle. Public input suggested reliability was an issue and people requested earlier and more frequent service on weekends.

Final Route Details

Route 121

Coverage (Where it goes)

To provide a more direct connection between Daly City, Serramonte Center, and Skyline College, Route 121 will no longer serve Colma BART. Routes 112, 122 and 130 will continue to connect to Colma BART.

In the new network, all Route 121 trips will end at Mission Hills Park. Route 29 will continue to provide school service on South Hill Boulevard and Alta Vista Way.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route 121 will operate every 30 minutes seven days a week.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Route 121 will run almost two hours later on weekends, ending at 10:45 p.m. instead of 9:00 p.m.

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Route 122 | SSF BART – Stonestown/SF State
No changes were proposed to this route.
Route 130 | Daly City BART – Airport/Linden (South San Francisco)

Existing Service

Route 130 is a very productive route with strong all-day ridership. During public outreach, riders asked for improved transfers between BART and SamTrans buses, as well as later evening service.

Final Route Details

Route 130 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

In the new network, Route 130 will travel on the same route between Daly City BART and downtown South San Francisco. There, half of trips will continue on Linden Avenue to Airport Blvd and Linden Avenue; the other half of trips will continue on Grand Avenue into Oyster Point, ending at the Oyster Point ferry terminal to improve access to jobs and bayfront open space.

In Daly City, Route 130 will serve Daly City BART more directly from the south, by cutting out the loop on San Jose Avenue, Flournoy Street/Sickles Avenue, and Mission Street. Existing customers at these stops will need to walk farther for a connection to SF Muni Route 14 or transfer to the SF Muni 14 Rapid at Daly City BART.

Trips on Route 130 that operate only on school days serving John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Pollicita Middle School will continue to operate and be renamed as Route 30.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route 130 will operate more frequently on the weekends, running every 15 minutes during the daytime, seven days a week. When there is 15-minute service, there will be two trips per hour to Airport Boulevard/Linden Avenue and two trips per hour to Oyster Point. When there is service every 30 minutes, there will be one trip per hour on each branch past Grand and Linden Avenues.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Route 130 will operate until midnight on weekdays. Service will begin an hour earlier and be extended two hours later on weekends, with service 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Route 140, 141, 142 | SFO AirTrain – Manor/Palmetto // Airport/Linden (South San Francisco) – Shelter Creek // SFO - Bayhill Shelter Creek - San Bruno SC

Existing Service

Route 140 is a below average route in terms of ridership and takes an indirect route to serve multiple destinations. There are also some school-day-only trips woven into the schedule. Public input included requests for more frequent service and later weekend evening service.

Route 141 is slightly below average in terms of ridership and productivity. Ridership is highest between the San Bruno BART Station and South San Francisco. Many trips support school-focused trips on school days. Public input included requests for later evening service and more frequent weekend service.

Final Route Details

Route 140 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

A package of changes will be implemented which preserve service on most segments of the current routes. Route 140 will be discontinued as a stand-alone route, Route 141 will be modified, and a new Route 142 will be implemented.

For riders in Pacific Manor on Route 140: Pacific Manor will continue to be served by Routes 110, 112, and 118, but to go to Skyline College or points east will require a transfer to other SamTrans routes or BART service.

For riders east of Skyline College on Route 140: Service between Skyline College and San Bruno BART, including Rollingwood Drive and Sneath Lane, will be replaced with a revised version of Route 141.

Existing Route 140 passengers west of Inverness Drive can transfer to Route 121 via Route 112 and/or walk farther to access service.

For riders going to SFO: Riders using Route 140 to get to SFO will need to transfer to BART at Colma or San Bruno stations or use the revised Route 142 which will serve the SFO Rental Car Center Airtrain Station.

For riders to Shelter Creek or San Bruno Senior Center: A new Route 142 will operate between Shelter Creek Lane, San Bruno Senior Center, San Bruno BART, and the SFO Rental Car Center Airtrain Station. This route will replace the southern portion of the old Route 141.

For riders in South San Francisco and at San Bruno BART: Route 141 will continue to serve the areas north of San Bruno BART as it does today, and also be extended to provide a “one-seat” ride to Skyline College from South San Francisco.

For riders using Routes 140 or 141 to get to school: Trips to or from schools will continue on Routes 10, 40, 41, and 42. Trips on Route 140 that operate only on school days serving Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School and Oceana High School will continue and be renamed as Route 40.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route 141 will operate every 30 minutes, seven days a week. Areas between San Bruno BART and Skyline College, currently served by Route 140, will have more frequent service than today.

The new Route 142 will operate every 60 minutes throughout the day, seven days a week.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Route 141 will operate until 11:00 p.m. on weekends. The new Route 142 will have the same hours of service as the current Route 141. Portions of the current Route 140 that will be replaced by the modified Route 141 will receive later service on weekends.

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Route 292 | San Francisco – SFO - Hillsdale Mall

Existing Service

Route 292 has average ridership, but is a very long route, making reliability a challenge. During public outreach, riders asked for better reliability and faster speeds. People also requested more frequent service and that the route continue into San Francisco.

Final Route Details

Route 292 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

Route 292 will continue to serve San Francisco in the new network. In San Francisco, Route 292 will operate as a limited-stop service with stops approximately every half mile. Stops along Potrero Avenue and Mission Street will be the same as those used by Route FCX.

A new connection on Route 292 to Millbrae Transit Center will improve access to San Francisco Airport, BART, Caltrain, and ECR bus service.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Frequency of service will not change.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service will not change.

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Route 397 | Palo Alto Transit Center - Downtown San Francisco
No changes were proposed to this route.
Route 398 | San Francisco – SFO – Redwood City Transit Center

Existing Service

Route 398 runs between Redwood City and Downtown San Francisco, providing a mix of local and express service. The route duplicates Route ECR and Caltrain service areas. It runs every 60 minutes, with one-way trips taking nearly two hours in full, much longer than trips on Caltrain.

Ridership is highest between SFO Airport and San Bruno BART. Half of all trips carry fewer than five passengers into or out of San Francisco. North of San Bruno BART, BART is a faster way to get downtown than Route 398.

Final Route Details

Route 398 Alternative

In the new network, Route 398 will be eliminated. The resources used to operate Route 398 will allow SamTrans to improve weekend service on Route ECR and Route 130, and extend SamTrans service into Oyster Point.

Route 398 riders will have the options of using Route ECR, Caltrain, or during rush hour, the new Route EPX connecting East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and SFO to San Bruno BART. Route 292 will also continue to provide service to downtown San Francisco from San Mateo.

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SFO | Millbrae Transit Center - San Francisco International Airport SFO

Existing Service

Route SFO is a short, low ridership route providing service from the Millbrae Transit Center to SFO Airport. This route duplicates BART service.

Final Route Details

In the new network, Route SFO will be eliminated. Route SFO riders will have the options of using the new Route 292, which will deviate to serve the Millbrae Transit Center or BART.
Route SFO

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Route 124 | Daly City BART – Serramonte – Skyline College (NEW!)
Route 124 will be a new route in the SamTrans bus system.Skyline College runs a free shuttle service between Daly City BART and Skyline College. The shuttle runs hourly between 7:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session. Today, service to Skyline College is available on Routes 121 and 140. However, trips to Skyline College take approximately 30 minutes longer on Route 121 than on the free shuttle. Riders have indicated the trip to Skyline College from Daly City takes too long on Route 121.

Final Route Details

Route 124 Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

Route 124 will be a new route connecting Daly City BART, Serramonte and Skyline College. It will have limited stops between Daly City and Serramonte and will provide faster connections between these two major destinations and a faster ride to Skyline College. In addition, Route 124 will provide express service from Callan Boulevard to Daly City BART, providing commuters with a faster service to BART.

Route 121 will continue to serve Serramonte Center and Skyline College.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route 124 will run every 30 minutes during peak and midday periods, and every 60 minutes later in the evening.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Route 124 will operate between 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekdays only.

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EPX | San Bruno – SFO – Redwood City – East Palo Alto (NEW!)

Final Route Details

EPX Alternative

Coverage (Where it goes)

Route EPX will be a new limited-stop route connecting East Palo Alto and Redwood City to San Francisco International Airport. Some trips will terminate in the northern end at San Bruno BART Station, while some limited service may be provided on this route to downtown San Francisco. This route was identified in the US-101 Express Bus Feasibility Study and replaced some connections currently offered by SamTrans route 398 (SamTrans, November 2018).

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route EPX will operate every 60 minutes during peak hours.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Route EPX will run during peak periods on weekdays.

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