Streetcars & Cable Cars; Museum; Store; Blog; About; We’re preserving San Francisco’s unique transit history. Today, Caltrain and the Union Pacific Railroad continue to operate trains over the company's original route. All bus lines have bicycle racks, but streetcars and cable cars do not. Our San Francisco Railway Museum will reopen after F-line streetcar service resumes. [4] The most extensive cut required was only 35 feet (11 m) deep and 1⁄4 mile (0.40 km) long. In addition, a proof-of-payment fare enforcement system went into effect that week, compounding rider confusion. Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. Geary BRT will have dedicated median lanes in the Richmond District area, then curbside bus lanes east to Market Street. [2] A new SF&SJ incorporated on August 18, 1860[3] with San Francisco industrialist Peter Donahue stepping in as treasurer, choosing his friends Judge Timothy Dame as president and Henry Newhall, a successful San Francisco auctioneer, as vice-president, and placing the company headquarters in San Francisco. 60 Reviews. Information bus station and airport. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a rapid transit system serving the city of San Francisco, United States. [81] As of 2015, the corridor has a total of 55,270 average daily boardings,[82] making it the second busiest transit corridor west of the Mississippi after the Los Angeles Metro Wilshire transit corridor.[83]. Die Market Street Railway Company (MSR) war ein privat geführtes … Schedules, address, opening times and lockers. Its a free museum, close to the Ferry Building area, which tells the story about San Francisco's street cars. The new service would connect Balboa Park station to Hunter's Point via Sunnydale station and Bayshore Station along Geneva Ave and Harney Way. Both corridors will include transit signal priority, all-door boarding, new low-floor buses, and improved stations. [139] In April 2015, the SFMTA launched the implementation of Muni Forward. The system was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. [4] Each engine cost US$15,000 (equivalent to $310,000 in 2019) and could haul six passenger cars; the passenger cars cost US$3,500 (equivalent to $70,000 in 2019) each and had a seated capacity of sixty passengers; the freight cars each cost approximately US$1,200 (equivalent to $20,000 in 2019). This was fourteen years after the previous cycle instead of the twelve years that buses are designed to last. Dieses Erlebnis gehört einfach ins Pflichtprogramm eines jeden San Franciscobesuchs. The rail lines, however, do not physically intersect. In July 2012 Muni vehicles were on-time 60% of the time and in August 2012, they were on-time 57% of the time. BART and Capitol Corridor unveil Link21 Program to transform rail experience in Northern California. Three trunk diesel lines were converted to trolley bus service in the next twelve years. Cable car fare is $8 per trip,[19] with no transfers issued or accepted. Nummerierte 1870 brought another 30-ton locomotive from Mason and two 33-ton locomotives from Cooke. Streetcars do not utilize tunnel segments and the F line utilizes infrastructure optimized for trolleybuses along Market Street (the former routing of all downtown streetcar lines before the formation of Muni Metro). In 1996 a group called Rescue Muni representing transit riders formed to organize concerns and press for change, advocating for the successful 1999 Proposition E that formed the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and set service standards for Muni. On February 3, 1918, the Twin Peaks Tunnel opened, making the southwestern quarter of the city available for development. [2] The two trains proceeded together to San Jose just after 1:00 PM, and were greeted by a thirteen-gun salute upon arrival. The two major routes that operate on the corridor, the 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid, travel 6.5 miles (10.5 km) in the east–west direction along the Geary corridor, and has an average speed of only 8 miles per hour (13 km/h),[80] taking over 50 minutes to travel from the Richmond District to the Transbay Terminal when operating on schedule. Muni is now aware that they must expect to keep diesel buses past their design life and have also found that funds granted for mid-life rebuilds require that the buses be kept longer still. [4] The first train left Mission Station at approximately 10:30 AM consisting of six passenger cars, two baggage cars, and one freight car pulled by two locomotives carrying approximately 400 passengers. Other lines that may be electrified are the 7-Haight-Noriega, 27-Bryant, and 43-Masonic. Most bus lines are scheduled to operate every five to fifteen minutes during peak hours, every five to twenty minutes middays, about every ten to twenty minutes from 9 pm to midnight, and roughly every half-hour for the late night "owl" routes. The app is planned to be deployed until In 1977 SP petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission to discontinue the Peninsula Commute service, and the State of California took over financial responsibility in July 1980. However, complaints of unreliability, especially on less-often-served lines and older (pre-battery backup) trolleybus lines, are a system-wide problem. The diesel 82-Chinatown was replaced with short runs of the 30-Stockton. [86] This project is expected to cost about $1.4 billion. In September 1982, the cable car system was shut down for 21 months for rebuilding, and there were massive line reorganizations as Muni restructured their route network to provide stronger cross-town services. A few lines with dedicated rights-of-way (including those serving the Twin Peaks and Sunset tunnels) continued as rail lines running 1940s-era PCC streetcars through the 1970s. Several extensions to existing trolleybus lines are planned, including 14-Mission service to the Daly City BART station, 6-Haight-Parnassus service to West Portal Station, 33-Ashbury-18th service across Potrero Hill to Third Street, 45-Union-Stockton service to the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio and 24-Divisadero service into the former Hunters Point shipyard. [179] Existing F Market & Wharves service is planned to be improved under the Better Market Street project with a new loop at Civic Center. [140] Infrastructure improvements include the addition of transit signal priority, bus bulbs, and bus-only lanes to more locations, and trackway repairs along the Muni Metro system. [151], Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ridership numbers had dropped 70–90% across the system. Under the Muni Forward project, service improvements were implemented on many lines such as the 5 Fulton[174] and 14R Mission. [2], The railroad cut what had previously been an eight-hour trip by "steamboat and stagecoach" to three-and-a-half hours. In August 1998, San Francisco residents witnessed a protracted malfunction of Muni Metro after switching to an automatic train control implemented by Alcatel Transport Automation, culminating in an event that is now known as the Muni Meltdown. A report conducted by the San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency in early 2013 noted that Muni was on time only 58% of the time. Residents and visitors to San Francisco often remark upon the inefficiency of SF Muni. Changes included reduced frequency of service, shortened or altered routes, and earlier termination of service, although a few of the busiest lines, such as the 38 Geary, saw service increases.[133]. undergoing environmental review. [109] Alcatel and Muni instead blamed delays on malfunctioning train cars. [9], More importantly, the railroad opened a new economical means to transport goods to market. [105], The F line was reintroduced in 1995 as a heritage streetcar service. [122] The two-decade-old fleet of Flyer trolleybuses were replaced with Electric Transit, Inc. (ETI) trolleybuses in the early 2000s. [2] The company reorganized on October 29, 1853, just before the expiration of the construction permit, and US$2,000,000 (equivalent to $61,460,000 in 2019) of stock was drawn up for sale, but an untimely downturn in the economy meant no investors were forthcoming.[2]. In den Anfangsjahren noch von Pferden gezogen. In 1941, Muni introduced its first trolleybus line, the R-Howard line. [99], Muni soon started on a large building program. [161] On September 19, 2020, the 30-Stockton was extended to Sports Basement in The Presidio to accommodate longer, 60 foot buses along the entire route. The STC will serve 11 transportation systems, including high-speed rail. [146], With the Breda cars approaching 20 years of use, the SFMTA announced an order in 2014 for 175 new Siemens S200 cars for its Muni Metro lines. Auf Baryt-schwarz / weiß Drucken Echtes Papier schwarz-weiß Baryte (Seminare) Baryt FB Galerie Ilford B & W Papier Digital Silber Dieser Prozess ist Achrome, macht die Alterung homogen und ohne Farbe. [4], With the exception of the single 0-4-0 switcher, number 8, all SF&SJ locomotives were the American 4-4-0 type typical of that era. The acting Director of Transportation of the SFMTA since August 15, 2019 has been Thomas Maguire, appointed by the SFMTA Board as the interim replacement for Director of Transportation Edward Reiskin. Explore the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California — the unsurpassed scenery and sights of the area are truly an unforgettable experience for visitors and locals alike. Formal planning for the extension began in late 2018 with an Alternatives Study. The San Francisco Municipal Railway (SF Muni or Muni) is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. All Muni lines except for cable cars are wheelchair accessible. [157] The splice failures in 2020 meant that passengers could be trapped for an extended period of time in an enclosed light rail car during the pandemic. The 2010s started with severe cuts to Muni service. On December 29, 1914, the new Stockton Street Tunnel under Nob Hill opened, allowing streetcars from downtown to go to North Beach and the new Marina District. Many weekday riders are commuters, as the daytime weekday population in San Francisco exceeds its normal residential population. The Union Pacific Railroad maintains trackage rights over the line for freight traffic. [88], Since the passage of Proposition E in November 1999, Muni has been part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), a semi-independent city agency created by that ballot measure. "[citation needed], Muni's logo is a stylized, trademarked "worm" version of the word muni. Along with the routes and equipment, Muni adopted its competitor's more expensive seven-cent fare. 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[190], Public transport company in San Francisco, California, USA, 1970s and '80s: Construction and reorganization. Rhode Island Locomotive Works built a 30-ton locomotive for SF&SJ in 1868, as did Cooke; and Schenectady Locomotive Works built two more. The Muni Metro finally opened in February 1980, for one line (N-Judah),[103] with other lines following later in 1980, but the many design compromises and piecemeal planning led to long-term operational challenges and inefficiencies. With a fleet average speed of 8.1 mph (13.0 km/h), it is the slowest major urban transit system in America and one of the most expensive to operate, costing $19.21 per mile per bus and $24.37 per mile per train. [110] Otherwise, no delays were attributable to the new automatic control system that Monday. Es ist ein kostenloses Museum in der Nähe des Stadtteils Ferry Building, in dem die Geschichte der Straßenbahnen von San Francisco erzählt wird. In November 1999 San Francisco voters passed Proposition E setting standards for performance of having at least an 85% on-time record[84] As of September 2018, Passports cost $23 for a 1-day pass, $34 for a 3-day pass, or $45 for a 7-day pass, with discounts for using Clipper card or MuniMobile. [145], On July 1, 2012, Muni was the first transit agency in North America to implement all-door boarding throughout its system. 4 Jahre nach dem ersten Versuch werden mehrere Linien ausgebaut und der Antrieb wird von Pferden auf Dampfmaschinen umgestellt. [115] Mayor Brown re-enacted the race as the pedestrian on September 3; this time, Muni Metro service had improved and train passengers completed the trip in just seven minutes. [14] Clipper card and MuniMobile fares are $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for seniors, youth, and people with disabilities. [92][93] On November 13, 2019, the agency announced that Jeffrey Tumlin would take over as the new director on December 16, 2019. [134][135] Months after the cuts were enacted, significant portions of the service were restored through additional funding and cutting operational costs. Im Jahr 2006 bediente Muni 121 km 2 mit einem Betriebsbudget von rund 700 Millionen US-Dollar. [175] Further improvements on lines such as the 28 19th Avenue,[176] 22 Fillmore,[177][178] 30 Stockton, and others are planned.[170]. [124][125], On October 8, 2007, SFMTA's cable car signs were awarded the AdWheel Award as the best in print promotion by the American Public Transportation Association. Most San Francisco natives use 'Muni' when speaking about the system (Metro & buses) in general. E line service, initially known as the Muni Metro Extension, started in January 1998 initially as a shuttle between Embarcadero station and Caltrain's 4th and Townsend station.[106][107]. Muni Metro ist der Name eines Stadtbahn-ähnlichen ÖPNV-Systems in San Francisco und verkehrt dort neben dem S-Bahn-ähnlichen System Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), dem Caltrain, dem Oberleitungsbus San Francisco, zweier historischen Straßenbahnlinien (Linie F Market & Wharves und E Embarcadero), den Cable Cars sowie diversen Omnibuslinien. Many buses are diesel-powered, but more than 300 are zero emissions trolleybuses powered by overhead electrical wires. They would stagger bus purchases so not as large a portion of the fleet would hit retirement age at once. [4] In order to preserve planned compatibility with transcontinental rail traffic, the line was laid at what is now standard gauge width using redwood ties and 50-pound-per-yard (25 kg/m) rail. [163] On December 19th, 2020, light rail service resumed on the J Church on a surface only route and light rail service along the T Third Street is expected to resume on January 23, 2021 along with the temporary resumption of the 15-Third Street on a new express route. [158] Some additional bus routes have started to be restored throughout Fall 2020 and into 2021 to address overcrowding and increasing ridership including new short routes on the 1-California, 5-Fulton, and 14R Mission Rapid. 70% of stops are spaced closer than recommended range of 800–1,000 feet (240–300 m) apart. [147] The first of the new cars was delivered in November 2017[148] with plans to finish the replacement of the entire fleet by 2027. Other expansion plans include electrification of some diesel bus lines, with the most likely lines for conversion being the 9-San Bruno, 10-Townsend and 47-Van Ness. Locomotives numbered 4 and 5 weighing 23 tons each were built by Cooke Locomotive and Machine Works of New Jersey in 1863. And seven years passed without any new buses coming on board before Muni started its next full diesel fleet replacement cycle in 1999. Partly because of the low wage scale, the SF&SJ Railroad was one of the first railroad to experiment with hiring Chinese railroad workers to keep cost down. In June 1995, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority released The Four Corridor Plan, a vision to extend Muni Metro service along four major routes in the city: Bayshore (north-south along Third from the county line to California), Geary (east-west along Geary from 48th to Market/Kearny), North Beach (extending the new north-south Bayshore line along Kearny and Columbus to Fisherman's Wharf), and Van Ness (north-south along Van Ness from 16th and Mission to Aquatic Park), with a connector downtown to transfer between the Bayshore, Geary, and North Beach corridors. The alignment of BART in San Mateo County follows the right-of-way established by the SF&SJ west of San Bruno Mountain that was abandoned with the opening of the Bayshore Cutoff. Proof-of-payment, which fare inspectors may demand at any time, is either a Clipper card, MuniMobile, Muni Passport, or paper transfer. August 13, 2014 April 28, 2020 Rick Laubscher $ 21.99 + CART. Its inaugural run was August 30, 1865, during which it set a speed record of 67 miles per hour (108 km/h). [169] Improvements on the J, K, and M lines are planned in the future. The first modern Muni shelter was installed in front of the War Memorial Opera House in 1987. [104] The service became so popular that the festival was repeated for several years following. [123] Likewise, the diesel bus fleet saw an infusion of 45 new NABI buses from AC Transit in 1999. [167], Service improvements for existing rail routes that are underway include the N Judah Rapid Project[168] and L Taraval Improvement Project. [186][187] For Van Ness BRT, there will be two dedicated bus lanes in the median between Lombard Street and Mission Street. [85] [79], The busiest Muni bus corridor is the Geary corridor. On October 21, 1928, the Sunset Tunnel opened, bringing the N Judah streetcar line to the Sunset District. In 1912, the average speed of the city's public transit was approximately 8.5 miles per hour[98] – slightly faster than the average speed of 8.1 in 2007. The agency, into which Muni, the Department of Parking and Traffic, and the Taxicab Commission were merged, is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors. [108] These have since been implemented as a combination of light rail (T Third and Central Subway) and bus rapid transit (Geary and Van Ness) services. Three years later in 1912, the city declined to renew the franchise that bestowed cable car operator Geary Street, Park & Ocean Railway the privilege of operating on Geary Street, and converted the line into a municipal electric streetcar line,[96][97] the first line of Muni. Muni has had some difficulty meeting a stated goal of 85% voter-demanded on-time service. Although listed as a station, service did not extend south past Mayfield until January 1864. Meet the fleet . Affordable, safe, convenient and environmentally friendly, choose Muni for your commutes and adventures. Construction on BART's Market street tunnel started in 1967,[102] with two decks tracks – the upper intended to provide local service. In 1983, Muni temporarily ran streetcars down Market Street as part of the San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival, initially conceived of as a substitute attraction for tourists during the one summer when no cable cars would be in operation. San Francisco's network of fuel-efficient Muni buses, light rail Metro trains, historic streetcars and iconic cable cars covers all corners of the city. Bus and trolleybus lines have number designations, rail lines have letters and the three cable car lines are typically referred to by name only (Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde and California).