This Sunday, SamTrans will combine the 398 and KX routes into a new route known as simply 398.
The current route 398 runs between Redwood City Transit Cener and San Bruno Caltrain, while the current KX from Redwood City to San Francisco runs just four buses per weekdays.
Those two routes will be replaced by Route 398, which will travel from the Redwood City Transit Center to downtown San Francisco along El Camino Real and Highway 101, with small detours serving San Francisco International Airport and the San Bruno BART station, according to SamTrans.
The route will run hourly from 5:07 a.m. to just after midnight on weekdays, and 5:50 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. on weekends.
SamTrans said the change will increase service to San Francisco with 18 northbound and 19 southbound trips on weekdays, “allowing far more flexibility and frequency for riders.”
The agency was forced to reduce service to San Francisco during the recession, but has since heard from riders they want the service back, said Charles Stone, chairperson of the SamTrans Board of Directors.
The new route, which will ship riders between SFO and downtown in about 40 minutes, “is designed to serve the existing needs of riders on both previous routes while greatly expanding frequency of service in order to entice new riders,” the transit agency said.
SamTrans will also make 14 other minor service changes throughout the system. Riders should visit here for details.