Beginning tomorrow, with the opening of the Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail, SamTrans riders can take Route 17 to new bus stops at the trail’s head, located at the south end of the tunnel.
The installation of the bus stops coincides with the opening of the trail, which comes a year after the completion of the Tom Lantos Tunnels and the closure of the road to vehicle traffic.
The 1.3 mile trail and park is expected to be a popular attraction for local residents as well as tourists. There is limited parking at the trail head. Route 17, which travels on Highway 1 between Pescadero and the Linda Mar Park and Ride lot in Pacifica, is a great alternative to driving.
Riders from northern San Mateo County can connect with Route 17 by taking Routes 110, 112 or 118 to Pacifica. For riders in southern San Mateo County, Route 294 connects with Route 17 in Half Moon Bay.
The new bus stops, on either side of Highway 1, are marked with new signs, which include bus stop identification numbers. The unique ID number can be used to get real-time bus departure information from 511 and 511.org. Just call 511 and say "departures" and give the stop ID number.
For schedule and fare information for SamTrans, or for help planning your trip, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit www.samtrans.com.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 73 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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