Timetable Updates

Summary of Changes

Effective Jan. 19, 2020, SamTrans will modify schedules on several of its routes to improve service. New schedules will be available onboard buses.

SamTrans reviews and adjusts its schedules three times a year. The next schedule change will be June 2020.

Service Changes

Weekday and weekend schedules will be adjusted by up to 10 minutes earlier or later to improve service reliability.

ECR Rapid

The ECR RAPID service will be suspended due to operator shortages. SamTrans, like other transit agencies in the region, is working to recruit and train new operators. Route ECR continues to provide service along the El Camino Real corridor.


Due to low ridership, the 1:20 p.m. trip will be eliminated.


“School days only trips” on Wednesdays departing from El Camino High School will be changed to 2:10 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.


“School days only trip” on Wednesdays departing Alta Loma Middle School will be changed to 2:35 p.m.


“School days only trip” on Wednesdays, departing Alta Loma Middle School will be changed to 2:25 p.m.


Westbound, “school days only” on Thursdays to Ralston Elementary, the 8:42 a.m. trip will be changed to 8:35 a.m.


“School days only” trips on Wednesdays and Thursdays will be changed to “school days only” on Thursday to accommodate bell times at Carlmont High School.


The northbound 3:20 p.m. trip will depart 10 minutes later to better meet bell times.


To better serve Tierra Linda students, the southbound,“Wednesdays only” trip at 12:55 p.m. will start at 1:35 p.m. The “Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays” trips at 3:10 p.m. will depart at 3:15 p.m.


Due to a new permanent restricted left turn from E. Hillsdale Boulevard onto Edgewater Boulevard, the eastbound Route 256 trip departing Hillsdale at 4:26 p.m. will become a Route 251 4:30 p.m. trip.


Due to low ridership throughout the day, frequency will be changed from every 20 minutes to 30 minutes.


Due to the transit oriented development project on the east side of the Millbrae Transit Center, service will be relocated to the west side where passengers can board buses at the Route SFO stop. There will be no change in the schedule.


FCX (Commuters to San Francisco)

To improve on-time-performance in congested areas in Downtown San Francisco, several northbound time points will become passenger drop-off only:

292: Potrero/24th Street, Mission/7th Street and Mission/1st Street
397: 11th/Market Street and Mission/1st Street.
398: Mission/7th Street and Mission/1st Street.
FCX: Mission/1st Street

Southbound trips at Mission/1st Street will depart two minutes earlier. At all San Francisco International Airport stops buses will depart two minutes later than current schedule.

FCX (Commuters to Foster City) /

FCX (Commuters to San Francisco)

Route FCX Changes

AM to San Francisco: One additional trip departing Foster City at 8:30 a.m.
PM to Foster City: one additional trip departing San Francisco at 6:45 p.m.

AM to Foster City: Eliminating one trip departing San Francisco at 6:25 a.m.