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Samtrans launching new weekend service

August 26, 2012 2:34:34 PM PDT
SamTrans is combining two routes on El Camino Real and launching the new ECR weekend service Sunday as a pilot project.

The new ECR route runs between the Palo Alto Caltrain Station and the Daly City BART station every 20 minutes through most of the day, serving all BART stations, Muni and Caltrain connections along the way.

The new route combines the 390 and 391 routes and will provide a single schedule that is simpler and more convenient, SamTrans officials say. In addition, it is expected to improve on-time performance and provides greater flexibility to SamTrans in managing its bus schedules.

The ECR route is the result of an 18-month study looking at ways SamTrans can better serve passenger. If the new route is a success, service on it could be expanded to weekdays.


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