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The F Market & Wharves line is one of several light rail
Light rail
Light rail or light rail transit is a form of urban rail public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail and metro systems, but higher capacity and higher speed than traditional street-running tram systems...

 lines in San Francisco, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. Unlike the other lines, the F line is operated as a heritage streetcar
Heritage streetcar
Heritage streetcars or heritage trams are a development of the heritage railways that are becoming popular across the world. As with modern streetcar systems, the vehicles are referred to as trams or tramcars in the United Kingdom, Australasia and certain other places , but as streetcars or...

 service, using exclusively historic equipment both from San Francisco's retired fleet as well as from cities around the world. While the F line is operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway
San Francisco Municipal Railway
The San Francisco Municipal Railway is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. In 2006, it served with an operating budget of about $700 million...

 (Muni), its operation is supported by Market Street Railway
Market Street Railway (nonprofit)
Market Street Railway is San Francisco Municipal Railway's 1,200-member nonprofit preservation partner. It relies on private contributions to help keep San Francisco’s famed historic streetcars of the F Market & Wharves line and the national landmark cable cars running to this day.Market Street...

, a nonprofit organization of streetcar
Tram
A tram is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities and/or towns , and/or partially grade separated even in the cities...

 enthusiasts which raises funds and helps to restore vintage streetcars.

Despite its heritage status, the F Market & Wharves line is an integral part of Muni's intermodal urban transport network, operating at frequent intervals for 20 hours a day, seven days a week. It carries local commuters and tourists alike, linking residential, business and leisure oriented areas of the city. Unlike the San Francisco cable car system
San Francisco cable car system
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, in the US sense of a tramway whose cars are pulled along by cables embedded in the street. It is an icon of San Francisco, California...

, standard Muni fares are levied.

Previous F-Line



In 1915, the San Francisco Municipal Railway
San Francisco Municipal Railway
The San Francisco Municipal Railway is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. In 2006, it served with an operating budget of about $700 million...

 started the F-Stockton route, which ran from Laguna (Later Scott) and Chestnut Streets in the Marina
Marina District, San Francisco, California
The Marina District is a neighborhood located in San Francisco, California. The neighborhood sits on the site of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, staged after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to celebrate the reemergence of the city...

 down Stockton Street to 4th and Market Streets near Union Square, later extended to the Southern Pacific Depot (currently the Caltrain Depot) in 1947. The streetcar line was discontinued in 1951 and was replaced by the 30-Stockton route, which still runs today.

The F-line designation was therefore available for use by the current line, although that service is over a completely different route to the F-line of 1915 to 1951.

Previous lines on Market Street


Market Street
Market Street (San Francisco)
Market Street is an important thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown, passing the Civic Center and the Castro District, to the intersection with Corbett Avenue in...

 is a major transit artery for the city of San Francisco, and has carried in turn horse-drawn streetcars
Horsecar
A horsecar or horse-drawn tram is an animal-powered streetcar or tram.These early forms of public transport developed out of industrial haulage routes that had long been in existence, and from the omnibus routes that first ran on public streets in the 1820s, using the newly improved iron or steel...

, cable cars
Cable car (railway)
A cable car or cable railway is a mass transit system using rail cars that are hauled by a continuously moving cable running at a constant speed. Individual cars stop and start by releasing and gripping this cable as required...

 and electric johnsonville bratss. In the 1970s construction began on the Market Street Subway, which would carry BART
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Bay Area Rapid Transit is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The heavy-rail public transit and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART operates five lines on of track with 44 stations in four counties...

's trains on its lower level. The streetcar lines that previously ran on the surface of Market Street were diverted into the upper level of this tunnel. This diversion, together with the provision of new light rail
Light rail
Light rail or light rail transit is a form of urban rail public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail and metro systems, but higher capacity and higher speed than traditional street-running tram systems...

 cars, resulted in today's Muni Metro
Muni Metro
Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway , a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency...

 system.

The diversion of the Market Street streetcar lines into tunnel, and the replacement of the existing streetcars with new light rail cars, was completed by November 1982. However the street trackage on Market Street was retained, and many of the old streetcars were still in store.

Historic Trolley Festivals


In 1982, San Francisco's cable car lines
San Francisco cable car system
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, in the US sense of a tramway whose cars are pulled along by cables embedded in the street. It is an icon of San Francisco, California...

 had to be shut down for two years to allow for a major rebuild. To provide an alternative tourist attraction during this period, the San Francisco Historic Trolley Festivals began in 1983. These summertime operations of vintage streetcars on Market Street were a joint project of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Muni.

The trolley festival route went from the Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets to Market, then up the retained Market Street tracks to Duboce Avenue. From there, it followed a 'temporary' streetcar detour built in the 1970s to bypass subway construction under Market: Duboce, Church Street, and 17th Street to Castro.

F-Market Line


The Trolley Festival proved so successful that it was repeated every year until 1987. In that year, preparation began for the introduction of a permanent F line. After that year’s festival finished, Muni replaced the old Market Street tracks with new ones, restoring tracks to upper Market Street and recreating a line to Castro. Different types of vintage streetcars were evaluated to provide the backbone of the F-line fleet, resulting in the decision to use the PCC car
PCC streetcar
The PCC streetcar design was first built in the United States in the 1930s. The design proved successful in its native country, and after World War II was licensed for use elsewhere in the world...

, with its San Francisco transit heritage. Fourteen such cars were acquired second-hand from Philadelphia, to add to three of Muni’s own retired double-ended PCCs.

On September 1, 1995, the F line opened with a parade of PCC cars, painted to represent some of the two dozen North American cities that this type of streetcar once served. Ridership exceeded expectation, and the need for extra cars resulted in the acquisition of ten Peter Witt style cars
Peter Witt streetcar
Peter Witt was a Cleveland Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar known by his name, and used in many North American cities, most notably in Toronto and Cleveland.-Features:...

 just being retired in the city of Milan
Milan
Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza ,...

, Italy. These cars were built in the 1920s to a design once common in North American cities, and their sister cars are still widely used on the Milan tramway network
Trams in Milan
The Milan tramway network is an important part of the public transport network of the city and comune of Milan, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy.In operation since 1876, the network is presently about long...

.

Extension on the Embarcadero


The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront roadway of San Francisco, along San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean...

. At one time busy with port and ferry related traffic, it fell into decline as freight transferred to the container terminal
Container terminal
A container terminal is a facility where cargo containers are transshipped between different transport vehicles, for onward transportation. The transshipment may be between container ships and land vehicles, for example trains or trucks, in which case the terminal is described as a maritime...

s of Oakland
Oakland, California
Oakland is a major West Coast port city on San Francisco Bay in the U.S. state of California. It is the eighth-largest city in the state with a 2010 population of 390,724...

 and the Bay Bridge replaced the ferries. In the 1960s the elevated Embarcadero Freeway
California State Route 480
State Route 480 was a state highway in San Francisco, California, United States, consisting of the elevated double-decker Embarcadero Freeway , the partly elevated Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate Bridge and the proposed and unbuilt section in between. The unbuilt section from Doyle Drive to...

 was built above, dividing the city from the bay, but this was condemned and demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Proposals for streetcar service along The Embarcadero were put forward as early as 1974, and historic streetcar service along The Embarcadero was first provided during the 1987 Trolley Festival, using existing Belt Railroad
San Francisco Belt Railroad
The San Francisco Belt Railroad was a short-line railroad along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. It began as the State Belt Railroad in 1889, and was renamed when the city bought the Port of San Francisco in 1969...

 tracks on The Embarcadero and towed diesel generators to provide power.

With the increasing development of the waterfront for leisure and tourist activities, and the existence of Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street...

 and Pier 39
Pier 39
Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of...

 at its northern end, it was decided to rebuild the Embarcadero as a tree-lined boulevard
Boulevard
A Boulevard is type of road, usually a wide, multi-lane arterial thoroughfare, divided with a median down the centre, and roadways along each side designed as slow travel and parking lanes and for bicycle and pedestrian usage, often with an above-average quality of landscaping and scenery...

 complete with a streetcar reservation. The section of this north of Market Street was to be served by an extension of the F line.
Tracks were extended on the northern end of Market to connect with the Embarcadero tracks. In March 2000, service on the F line began along the new extension to Fisherman's Wharf.

A month later, Muni dedicated a car to Herb Caen
Herb Caen
Herbert Eugene Caen was a Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco journalistwhose daily column of local goings-on, social and political happenings,...

, the noted columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
thumb|right|upright|The Chronicle Building following the [[1906 San Francisco earthquake|1906 earthquake]] and fireThe San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, but distributed throughout Northern and Central California,...

 perhaps most famous for coining the phrase Baghdad by the Bay to describe The City. The car contains wood paneling and is decorated with many quotes from Caen.

Route map


Station listing


The trolleys operate continuously, reversing direction via loops at the ends of the line. Although the cars are able to utilize the tunnels, the F-line operates on the street level. Along Market Street, trolleys stop at street level above nearby BART
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Bay Area Rapid Transit is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The heavy-rail public transit and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART operates five lines on of track with 44 stations in four counties...

 and Muni Metro
Muni Metro
Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway , a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency...

 stations located below street level. The stations and stops are as follows (connections to other routes are noted):
Stop |Inbound
(to Fisherman's Wharf)
|Connections Jones and Beach
Jones and Beach Station
Jones and Beach Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving as the terminus of the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on Jones Street between Beach and Jefferson Streets....


Inbound terminus
  • Powell-Hyde cable car
    San Francisco cable car system
    The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, in the US sense of a tramway whose cars are pulled along by cables embedded in the street. It is an icon of San Francisco, California...

     (waterfront terminal)
  • Muni local route 47
  • Near Piers 45 and 47 and the San Francisco Maritime Museum
    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
    The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, USA. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility...

  • Jefferson and Taylor
    Jefferson and Taylor Station
    Jefferson and Taylor Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on Jefferson Street at Taylor Street....

    Jefferson and Powell
    Jefferson and Powell Station
    Washington and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on Jefferson Street at Powell Street....

  • Blue and Gold Fleet
  • Muni local route 39
  • Muni express routes 8X, 8BX
  • Jefferson and The Embarcadero
    Jefferson and The Embarcadero Station
    Jefferson and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Jefferson Street, in front of Pier 39....

  • Muni local route 39
  • Muni express routes 8X, 8BX
  • Main stop for Pier 39
    Pier 39
    Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of...

     and Coit Tower
    Coit Tower
    Coit Tower is a tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built in 1933 at the request of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city of San Francisco; Coit bequeathed one-third of her estate to the city "to be expended in an...

     (via Muni Route 39)
  • A direct loop connection, from Jefferson & the Embarcadero to Beach & Stockton, allows cars to be turned short of the Jones and Beach terminal
  • Beach and Mason
    Beach and Mason Station
    Beach and Mason Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on Beach Street at Mason Street....

  • Powell-Mason cable car
    San Francisco cable car system
    The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, in the US sense of a tramway whose cars are pulled along by cables embedded in the street. It is an icon of San Francisco, California...

     (waterfront terminal)
  • Muni local route 47
  • Beach and Stockton
    Beach and Stockton Station
    Beach and Stockton Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on Beach Street at Stockton Street....

  • Golden Gate Transit
    Golden Gate Transit
    Golden Gate Transit is a public transportation system serving the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, United States. It mainly serves Marin and Sonoma Counties, and also provides limited service to San Francisco and Contra Costa County.Golden Gate Transit is one of three...

     commuter routes from Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • Muni local routes 39, 47
  • Muni express routes 8X, 8BX
  • Inbound splits from Embarcadero towards Jefferson Street; outbound joins Embarcadero from Beach Street
    Bay and The Embarcadero
    Bay and The Embarcadero Station
    Bay and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Bay Street....

  • Golden Gate Transit commute routes to Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • Near Pier 35, one of several cruise ship ports for the Port of San Francisco
    Port of San Francisco
    The Port of San Francisco lies on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate. It has been called one of the three great natural harbors in the world, but it took two long centuries for navigators from Spain and England to find the anchorage originally called Yerba Buena...

  • Chestnut and The Embarcadero
    Chestnut and The Embarcadero Station
    Chestnut and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Chestnut and Sansome Streets....

    Greenwich and The Embarcadero
    Greenwich and The Embarcadero Station
    Greenwich and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Greenwich Street....

  • Muni express route 82X
  • Stop close to the Filbert Street steps
    Filbert Street (San Francisco)
    thumb|Looking up the stepsFilbert Street in San Francisco, California starts at Lyon Street on the east edge of The Presidio and runs east, crossing Van Ness Avenue and Columbus Avenue...

     and the Fog City Diner
    Fog City Diner
    The Fog City Diner is a San Francisco, California, landmark. Located at 1300 Battery Street just off The Embarcadero near the Filbert Steps, the diner is a popular tourist attraction, as well as an occasional movie location...

  • Green and The Embarcadero
    Green and The Embarcadero Station
    Green and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Green and Davis Streets....

    Broadway and the Embarcadero
    Broadway and The Embarcadero Station
    Broadway and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Broadway Street....

    Washington and the Embarcadero
    Washington and The Embarcadero Station
    Washington and The Embarcadero Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at Washington Street....

    Ferry Terminal/Market and the Embarcadero
    Market and The Embarcadero Station
    Market and The Embarcadero Station, or the Ferry Building Station, is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on The Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street, in front of the Ferry...

  • Alameda/Oakland Ferry
  • Amtrak Thruway bus to/from Emeryville
    Emeryville (Amtrak station)
    The Emeryville Amtrak station is an Amtrak station in Emeryville, California that replaced the older Amtrak 16th Street Station in Oakland. The original Beaux-Arts Oakland 16th Street Station was declared unsafe due to unreinforced masonry after sustaining damage in the Loma Prieta Earthquake of...

  • Blue and Gold Fleet
  • Golden Gate Ferry
    Golden Gate Ferry
    Golden Gate Ferry is one of three transportation systems owned and operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. The other two are the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Transit bus service, which connects San Francisco to Marin County...

  • Vallejo Baylink Ferry
  • Main stop for the Ferry Building, Justin Herman Plaza, and the foot of Market Street
  • For areas along the Embarcadero southeast (logical east) of the Ferry Building, it is possible to walk three blocks east to the Folsom Street
    Folsom and The Embarcadero Station
    The Folsom and The Embarcadero Station or simply Folsom is an island platform light rail station of the San Francisco Municipal Railway's Muni Metro system located in the median of The Embarcadero at Folsom Street in downtown San Francisco, California....

     station where Muni Metro
    Muni Metro
    Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway , a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency...

     Routes N
    N Judah
    The N Judah is a Muni Metro line in San Francisco, California, so called as it runs along Judah Street for much of its length, named after railroad engineer Theodore Judah. It links downtown San Francisco to the Cole Valley and Sunset neighborhoods. It is the busiest line in the Muni Metro system...

     (weekdays only) and T stop.
  • A turning loop capable of turning cars coming off either the Embarcadero or Market Street exists east of this station, and a non-revenue connection to the Muni Metro
    Muni Metro
    Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway , a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency...

     line further east along the Embarcadero
  • Outbound trains leave the Embarcadero, passing by briefly through a private right-of-way
    Easement
    An easement is a certain right to use the real property of another without possessing it.Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property or allowing an individual to fish in a privately owned pond...

     that has been designated as Don Chee Way and Steuart Street, before joining Market Street
    Don Chee Way and Steuart
    Don Chee Way and Steuart Station
    Don Chee Way and Steuart Station is a light rail station in San Francisco, California, serving the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F Market & Wharves heritage railway line. It is located on Don Chee Way, a streetcar right-of-way, between Steuart Street and The Embarcadero....

  • Muni local routes 2, 6, 14, 21, 31
  • Muni express route 14X
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Stop for the San Francisco Railway Museum
    San Francisco Railway Museum
    The San Francisco Railway Museum is a local railway museum located in the South of Market area of San Francisco.This small museum features exhibits on the antique streetcars of the F Market & Wharves and national landmark cable cars that continue to run along the city's major arteries. The museum...

  • Alternate stop for the Ferry Building
    Ferry Building
    The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries that travel across the San Francisco Bay and a shopping center located on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. On top of the building is a large clock tower, which can be seen from Market Street, a main thoroughfare of the city...

     and Justin Herman Plaza
  • Inbound trains leave Market Street, passing by briefly through Steuart Street and Don Chee Way, before joining the Embarcadero
    Main and Drumm

    Inbound only
  • Embarcadero Station
    Embarcadero Station
    Embarcadero is a BART and Muni Metro station in the Financial District of San Francisco. The easternmost stop on the Market Street Subway, Embarcadero acts as a major hub for passenger movement throughout the San Francisco Bay Area...

    (BART
    Bay Area Rapid Transit
    Bay Area Rapid Transit is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The heavy-rail public transit and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART operates five lines on of track with 44 stations in four counties...

     and Muni Metro)
  • California Street cable car line
  • Muni local routes 1, 2, 6, 9, 21, 31, 41
  • Muni limited-stop route 9L
  • Muni express routes 1AX, 1BX, 30X, 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX, 80X, 82X
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • One of three main stops for the Financial District
    Financial District, San Francisco, California
    The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district. The nickname "FiDi" is occasionally employed, analogous to nearby SoMa.-Location:...

    , the other two being First & Battery, and 2nd & Montgomery
  • Stop for the Temporary Transbay Terminal, located two blocks southeast (logical east) on Main & Howard Streets
  • Stop for the Embarcadero Center
    Embarcadero Center
    Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers and two hotels on a site located off the Embarcadero in the financial district of San Francisco, California. The Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller and John Portman development was begun with Tower One in 1971, with the last...

    , located one block north on Drumm or Davis Streets
  • 1st and Battery

    Inbound only
  • Golden Gate Transit commuter routes to/from Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • Muni local routes 2, 5, 6, 9, 21, 31, 38, 71, 76
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 38L, 71L
  • Muni express route 81X
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • One of three main stops for the Financial District
    Financial District, San Francisco, California
    The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district. The nickname "FiDi" is occasionally employed, analogous to nearby SoMa.-Location:...

    , the other two being Main & Drumm, and 2nd & Montgomery
  • 2nd and Montgomery

    Outbound only
  • Montgomery Street Station
    Montgomery Street Station
    Montgomery Street Station is a Muni Metro and Bay Area Rapid Transit station in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. It is located on the Market Street Subway beneath Market Street, between Montgomery Street and Sansome Street...

    (BART and Muni Metro)
  • Muni local routes 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 21, 31, 38, 71, 76
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 38L, 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • One of three main stops for the Financial District
    Financial District, San Francisco, California
    The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district. The nickname "FiDi" is occasionally employed, analogous to nearby SoMa.-Location:...

    , the other two being Main & Drumm, and 1st & Battery
  • 3rd and Kearny/Geary
  • AC Transit
    AC Transit
    AC Transit is an Oakland-based regional public transit agency serving the western half of Alameda County and parts of western Contra Costa County in the western, Bay-side area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area...

     owl route 800
  • Muni local routes 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 21, 30, 31, 38, 45, 71, 76
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 38L, 71L
  • Muni express routes 8X, 8AX, 8BX
  • Muni owl routes L, N, 91
  • Main stop for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and South of Market museums
  • Inbound Muni local routes 30 and 45 (connections from Caltrain); express routes 8X, 8AX, and 8BX; and owl route 91 stop at Third Street near Market and Kearny & Geary; outbound trips, use Fourth and Stockton stop
  • 4th and Stockton/Ellis
  • Powell Street Station
    Powell Street Station
    Powell Street Station is a Muni Metro and Bay Area Rapid Transit station near the intersection of Market Street and Powell Street in downtown San Francisco, California. The station is located along the Market Street Subway and extends underground from Fourth Street to Fifth Street. Hallidie Plaza...

    (BART and Muni Metro)
  • Muni local routes 5, 6, 9, 21, 30, 31, 45, 71
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 71L
  • Muni express routes 8X, 8AX, 8BX, 16X
  • Muni owl routes L, N, 91
  • Main stop for Union Square (via Stockton Street), Moscone Center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Inbound Muni express route 16X ends at Fourth Street near Market Street
  • Outbound Muni local routes 30 and 45 (connections to Caltrain); express routes 8X, 8AX, and 8BX; and owl route 91 stop at Fourth Street near Market; inbound trips, use Third and Kearny/Geary stop
  • 5th and Powell
  • Powell Street Station
    Powell Street Station
    Powell Street Station is a Muni Metro and Bay Area Rapid Transit station near the intersection of Market Street and Powell Street in downtown San Francisco, California. The station is located along the Market Street Subway and extends underground from Fourth Street to Fifth Street. Hallidie Plaza...

    (BART and Muni Metro)
  • AC Transit owl route 800
  • Amtrak Thruway bus to/from Emeryville
  • Muni local routes 5, 6, 9, 21, 27, 31, 71
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 71L
  • Muni express route 16X
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason cable car lines (Market Street terminal)
  • Main stop for Hallidie Plaza, Union Square (via Powell Street), and Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • Muni local route 27 operates along Fifth Street and stops close to Market Street
  • Outbound Muni express route 16X starts from Fifth & Cyril Magnin Streets before heading to Market and Turk Streets
  • 6th and Taylor

    Inbound only
  • Muni local routes 5, 6, 9, 21, 71
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • 7th and Jones

    Inbound only
  • Civic Center Station
    Civic Center Station
    There are at least eight rail stations with the name Civic Center Station:*Civic Center , in Los Angeles, California*Civic Center , in Miami, Florida*Civic Center , in Atlanta, Georgia...

    (BART and Muni Metro)
  • AC Transit owl route 800
  • Golden Gate Transit outbound routes 10, 70, 80, 92, 93, 101, 101X
  • Muni local routes 5, 6, 9, 19, 21, 71
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Main stop for United Nations Plaza and Civic Center area (via McAllister Street)
  • Inbound Muni local route 5 stops across from the inbound stop; outbound buses board from McAllister & Jones
  • Inbound Muni local route 19 stops on the center island of Seventh Street nearside Market; outbound trips, use the Eighth and Hyde stop
  • 8th and Hyde

    Outbound only
  • Civic Center Station
    Civic Center Station
    There are at least eight rail stations with the name Civic Center Station:*Civic Center , in Los Angeles, California*Civic Center , in Miami, Florida*Civic Center , in Atlanta, Georgia...

    (BART and Muni Metro)
  • Golden Gate Transit inbound routes 10, 70, 80, 92, 93, 101, 101X
  • Muni local routes 6, 9, 19, 21, 71
  • Muni limited-stop routes 9L, 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Main stop for Civic Center area (via Hyde Street), including the San Francisco Public Library, Orpheum Theater, and the Asian Art Museum
  • Outbound Muni local route 19 stops on Hyde Street between Fulton & Grove Streets and on Eighth & Market Streets; inbound trips stop on Market nearside Hyde Street
  • 9th and Larkin
  • Muni local routes 6, 9, 21, 71
  • Munl limited-stop routes 9L, 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Main stop for the Civic Auditorium and alternate stop for the Civic Center
  • Inbound Muni local route 21 stops on the center island along with the F train stop; outbound buses stop on Hyde and Larkin Streets
  • Van Ness Avenue
  • Van Ness Station
    Van Ness Station
    Van Ness Station is a Muni Metro station on the Market Street Subway at the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, California. The station consists of a concourse mezzanine on the first floor down, and a single island platform on the second level down...

    (Muni Metro)
  • AC Transit owl route 800 (terminal)
  • Muni local routes 6, 9, 47, 49, 71
  • Muni limited-stop route 9L, 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N, 90
  • SamTrans
    SamTrans
    SamTrans is a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It provides bus service throughout San Mateo County and into portions of San Francisco and Palo Alto...

     owl route 397
  • Main stop for Civic Center area (via Van Ness Avenue), including San Francisco City Hall, Conservatory of Music, and War Memorial Opera House
  • Stop for San Francisco Muni
    San Francisco Municipal Railway
    The San Francisco Municipal Railway is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. In 2006, it served with an operating budget of about $700 million...

     headquarters and customer service
  • Muni local routes 47 and 49, and owl route 90 operate along Van Ness Avenue, with inbound stop located on Van Ness close to the outbound stop; outbound buses board from Van Ness Avenue & Oak Street
  • Haight and Gough
  • Muni local routes 6, 71
  • Muni limited-stop route 71L
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Inbound Muni local routes 6 and 71 board from Page Street before Market Street; outbound buses board from Haight & Market Streets
  • Inbound Muni limited-stop route 71L board from Haight & Laguna Streets; outbound buses board from Haight & Market Streets
  • Laguna and Guerrero
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • Dolores and Duboce
  • Muni owl routes L, N
  • One of two main stops for Duboce Triangle (for the U.S. Mint), the other being 14th & Church
  • 14th and Church
  • Church Station
    Church Street Station (San Francisco)
    Church Street Station is a Muni Metro station at the intersection of Market Street, Church Street and 14th Street in San Francisco, California. The J Church, which enters and exits the Market Street tunnel in a portal near the station, has an aboveground stop on Church and Market Streets...

    (Muni Metro)
  • Muni local routes 22, 37
  • Muni Metro routes J, N
  • Muni owl routes 22, L, N
  • One of two main stops for Duboce Triangle, the other being Dolores & Duboce
  • Stop for Mission Dolores on Dolores & 16th Streets, accessible via Muni local route 22
  • 15th and Sanchez
  • Muni local route 37
  • Muni owl route L
  • 16th and Noe
  • Muni local route 37
  • Muni owl route L
  • Outbound trains turn left to Noe Street, then right on 17th Street into terminal; inbound trains head northeast (logical east) along Market Street after leaving outbound terminal
    17th and Castro
    Outbound terminus
  • Castro Station
    Castro Street Station
    Castro Street Station is a Muni Metro station at the intersection of Market Street, Castro Street, and 17th Street in The Castro district of San Francisco, California...

    (Muni Metro)
  • Muni local routes 24, 33, 35, 37
  • Muni owl routes 24, L
  • Main stop for the Castro District, as well as for the Eureka Valley
    Eureka Valley, San Francisco, California
    Eureka Valley is a neighborhood in San Francisco, bounded by Market Street, Dolores Street, Sixteenth Street, and Noe Street.-History:In 1845 José de Jesús Noé was granted Rancho San Miguel, four thousand acres stretching from Twin Peaks into Noe and Eureka valleys. In 1854 John M...

     community
  • Muni local route 33 operates close by on 18th Street


  • Except for the height of certain platforms, F Market & Wharves line cars are fully compatible with the rest of the Muni Metro
    Muni Metro
    Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway , a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency...

     system. Indeed, the cars can be privately chartered and are operated all over the system.

    Car fleet


    Muni owns a large selection of equipment for use on the F line, although not all of it will be in service at any given time. The car fleet can be broken down into four distinct sub-fleets consisting of PCC streetcar
    PCC streetcar
    The PCC streetcar design was first built in the United States in the 1930s. The design proved successful in its native country, and after World War II was licensed for use elsewhere in the world...

    s, Peter Witt streetcar
    Peter Witt streetcar
    Peter Witt was a Cleveland Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar known by his name, and used in many North American cities, most notably in Toronto and Cleveland.-Features:...

    s, pre-PCC veteran streetcars from San Francisco, and a diverse collection of 10 streetcars and trams from various overseas operators.

    The line is principally operated by a mixture of the PCC and Peter Witt cars, although other more unusual or historic cars can often be seen in service (such as the 913 and 952, two of the iconic Streetcars Named Desire). Although Muni LRVs are not compatible with F-line service, Boeing LRVs
    US Standard Light Rail Vehicle
    The US Standard Light Rail Vehicle was an attempt at a standardized light rail vehicle promoted by the United States Urban Mass Transportation Administration and built by Boeing Vertol in the 1970s...

     have operated down parts of Market Street one or more times.



    PCC fleet


    A fleet of PCC streetcar
    PCC streetcar
    The PCC streetcar design was first built in the United States in the 1930s. The design proved successful in its native country, and after World War II was licensed for use elsewhere in the world...

    s from San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Newark, built between 1946 and 1948. As of August 2007, there are 27 of these cars restored to various states of readiness for service, together with another 30 unrestored cars in long term storage.

    Of the restored cars, three are original San Francisco double-ended PCC cars. A further 16 cars are single-ended cars acquired from SEPTA in Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. The city is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States,...

     in 1992, while the remaining 11 cars are single-ended cars acquired from New Jersey Transit
    New Jersey Transit
    The New Jersey Transit Corporation is a statewide public transportation system serving the United States state of New Jersey, and New York, Orange, and Rockland counties in New York State...

     in Newark
    Newark, New Jersey
    Newark is the largest city in the American state of New Jersey, and the seat of Essex County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newark had a population of 277,140, maintaining its status as the largest municipality in New Jersey. It is the 68th largest city in the U.S...

     in 2002.

    Many of the restored cars are painted in the color schemes of prominent past and present PCC streetcar operators, including Muni itself and:
    • Baltimore Transit Company
    • Birmingham, Alabama
      Birmingham, Alabama
      Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County. According to the 2010 United States Census, Birmingham had a population of 212,237. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area, in estimate by the U.S...

    • Boston Elevated Railway
      Boston Elevated Railway
      The Boston Elevated Railway was a precursor first to the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Massachusetts, now the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, operating rapid transit, streetcars and buses in the Boston, Massachusetts area. It was formerly known as the West End Street Railway.The...

    • Brooklyn & Queens Transit Corporation, in New York City
      New York City
      New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

    • Chicago Transit Authority
      Chicago Transit Authority
      Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs....

    • Cleveland, Ohio
      Cleveland, Ohio
      Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately west of the Pennsylvania border...

    • Cincinnati Street Railway Company
    • Detroit, Michigan
      Detroit, Michigan
      Detroit is the major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people. As the seat of Wayne County, the city of Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and serves as a major port on the Detroit River...

    • El Paso City Lines, linking El Paso, Texas
      El Paso, Texas
      El Paso, is a city in and the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, and lies in far West Texas. In the 2010 census, the city had a population of 649,121. It is the sixth largest city in Texas and the 19th largest city in the United States...

       with Juarez
      Ciudad Juárez
      Ciudad Juárez , officially known today as Heroica Ciudad Juárez, but abbreviated Juárez and formerly known as El Paso del Norte, is a city and seat of the municipality of Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Juárez's estimated population is 1.5 million people. The city lies on the Rio Grande...

       in Mexico
      Mexico
      The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

    • Illinois Terminal Railroad
      Illinois Terminal Railroad
      The Illinois Terminal Railroad, known as the Illinois Traction System until 1937, was a heavy duty interurban electric railroad with extensive passenger and freight business in central and southern Illinois from 1896 to 1982...

      , in St. Louis, Missouri
      St. Louis, Missouri
      St. Louis is an independent city on the eastern border of Missouri, United States. With a population of 319,294, it was the 58th-largest U.S. city at the 2010 U.S. Census. The Greater St...

    • Johnstown Traction Company
      Johnstown Traction Company
      Johnstown Traction Company was a public transit system in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States. For most of its existence it was primarily a street-railway system, but in later years also operated rubber-tired vehicles. JTC operated trolley service in Johnstown from February 23, 1910 to June...

      , in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
      Johnstown, Pennsylvania
      Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, west-southwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania and east of Pittsburgh. The population was 20,978 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cambria County...

    • Kansas City Public Service Company
      Kansas City Public Service Company
      The Kansas City Public Service Company was a public transit operator in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1940s.Streetcar operations in Kansas City began as horsecar operations in 1869 and electricification after the 1880s....

      , in Kansas City, Missouri
      Kansas City, Missouri
      Kansas City, Missouri is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and is the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri. It encompasses in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties...

    • Los Angeles Railway
      Los Angeles Railway
      The Los Angeles Railway was a system of streetcars that operated in central Los Angeles, California and the immediate surrounding neighborhoods between from 1901 and 1963. Except for two short funicular railways it operated on tracks...

    • Louisville, Kentucky
      Louisville, Kentucky
      Louisville is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky, and the county seat of Jefferson County. Since 2003, the city's borders have been coterminous with those of the county because of a city-county merger. The city's population at the 2010 census was 741,096...

    • National City Lines
      National City Lines
      National City Lines, Inc. , was a controversial company founded in Minnesota, United States in 1920 as a modest local transport company operating two buses which was reorganized into a holding company in 1936 with equity funding from General Motors, Firestone Tire, Standard Oil of California and...

    • Newark, New Jersey
      Newark, New Jersey
      Newark is the largest city in the American state of New Jersey, and the seat of Essex County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newark had a population of 277,140, maintaining its status as the largest municipality in New Jersey. It is the 68th largest city in the U.S...

    • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
      Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
      The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or simply The T, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. Officially a "body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision" of the...

      , in Boston
      Boston
      Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

    • Mexico City
      Mexico City
      Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

    • Pacific Electric Railway
      Pacific Electric Railway
      The Pacific Electric Railway , also known as the Red Car system, was a mass transit system in Southern California using streetcars, light rail, and buses...

      , in Los Angeles
    • Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company
      SEPTA Suburban Trolley Lines
      SEPTA Trolley Routes 101 and 102 also known as the Media–Sharon Hill Line, are light rail lines operated by the Suburban Transit Division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority...

      , in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. The city is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States,...

    • Philadelphia Transportation Company
    • St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, in New Orleans
    • San Diego, California
      San Diego, California
      San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round...

    • Toronto Transit Commission
      Toronto Transit Commission
      -Island Ferry:The ferry service to the Toronto Islands was operated by the TTC from 1927 until 1962, when it was transferred to the Metro Parks and Culture department. Since 1998, the ferry service is run by Toronto Parks and Recreation.-Gray Coach:...

    • Twin City Rapid Transit
      Twin City Rapid Transit
      The Twin City Rapid Transit Company , also known as Twin City Lines , was a transportation company that operated streetcars, and buses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Minnesota...

      , in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
    • Washington, D.C.
      Washington, D.C.
      Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....



    The unrestored PCC cars include five more San Francisco double-ended cars, 10 San Francisco single-ended cars, 12 single-ended cars acquired from St. Louis in 1957, two single-ended cars from Philadelphia, and two single-ended cars from Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. Regionally, it anchors the largest urban area of Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley, and nationally, it is the 22nd-largest urban area in the United States...

    . A further previously restored car from Philadelphia was written off after a traffic accident in 2003.



    Peter Witt fleet


    A fleet of Peter Witt streetcar
    Peter Witt streetcar
    Peter Witt was a Cleveland Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar known by his name, and used in many North American cities, most notably in Toronto and Cleveland.-Features:...

    s acquired from Milan
    Milan
    Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza ,...

    , Italy
    Italy
    Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

    . There are 11 of these cars, all built in 1928 to an Italian derivative of a common streetcar design that operated in many US cities, although never previously in San Francisco.

    Most of San Francisco's Peter Witt cars are currently painted in the overall orange color scheme that they carried in Milan, although one has been repainted into its original livery of yellow and white with black trim, whilst another is in the two-tone green livery that the cars carried from the 1930s to the 1970s.


    San Francisco vintage fleet


    A fleet of pre-PCC vintage cars built between 1895 and 1924 for operation in San Francisco. Three passenger cars were built for Muni itself, and a further two for the independent Market Street Railway Company
    Market Street Railway Company
    The Market Street Railway Company was a commercial streetcar and bus operator in San Francisco. The company was named after the famous Market Street of that city, which formed the core of its transportation network...

     that ran competing streetcar services in San Francisco until acquired by Muni in 1944. The final car is a works flat car, built for Muni in 1916 and used for hauling rails, ties, and other materials needed to maintain a streetcar system.

    The cars carry a variety of former San Francisco streetcar color schemes.

    Worldwide fleet


    A diverse collection of 10 cars from various operators worldwide:
    • Blackpool tramway
      Blackpool tramway
      The Blackpool tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England, and is the only surviving first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom. The tramway dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. It is run by Blackpool Transport as...

      , in Blackpool
      Blackpool
      Blackpool is a borough, seaside town, and unitary authority area of Lancashire, in North West England. It is situated along England's west coast by the Irish Sea, between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, northwest of Preston, north of Liverpool, and northwest of Manchester...

      , England
      England
      England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

    • Hamburger Hochbahn AG, in Hamburg
      Hamburg
      -History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

      , Germany
      Germany
      Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

    • Hankai Electric Rail Service Company, in Osaka
      Osaka
      is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu, a designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the biggest part of Keihanshin area, which is represented by three major cities of Japan, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe...

      , Japan
      Japan
      Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

    • Kobe City Railways & Hiroshima Electric Railway
      Hiroshima Electric Railway
      is a Japanese transportation company established on June 18, 1910, that operates streetcars and buses in and around Hiroshima Prefecture. It is known as for short....

      , in Kobe
      Kobe
      , pronounced , is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, approximately west of Osaka...

       & Hiroshima
      Hiroshima
      is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It became best known as the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M...

      , Japan
      Japan
      Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

    • Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board
      Trams in Melbourne
      The Melbourne tramway network is a major form of public transport in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia. , the network consisted of of track, 487 trams, 28 routes, and 1,773 tram stops. It was therefore the largest urban tramway network in the world, ahead of the...

      , in Melbourne
      Melbourne
      Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area and the Census statistical division—of which "Melbourne" is the common name. As of June 2009, the greater...

      , Australia
      Australia
      Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

    • Moscow
      Moscow
      Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

      , Russia
      Russia
      Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

    • STCP, in Porto
      Porto
      Porto , also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula. Its administrative limits include a population of 237,559 inhabitants distributed within 15 civil parishes...

      , Portugal
      Portugal
      Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

    • STIB/MIVB
      Brussels trams
      The Brussels tram system is one of the ten largest in the world, carrying some 75.6 million passengers in 2009. Its development demonstrates many of the quandaries that face local public transport planners...

      , in Brussels
      Brussels
      Brussels , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union...

      , Belgium
      Belgium
      Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

      .


    All the cars carry the color schemes of their original operators, except for the Brussels car, which currently carries a color scheme commemorating San Francisco's twin city of Zürich
    Zürich
    Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich...

     in Switzerland
    Switzerland
    Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

    .

    Future extensions


    There are plans to further extend heritage streetcar operation in San Francisco:
    • From the foot of Market Street to the Caltrain
      Caltrain
      Caltrain is a California commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. The northern terminus of the rail line is in San Francisco, at 4th and King streets; its southern terminus is in Gilroy...

       depot at Fourth and King Streets, using the existing non-revenue connection with existing Muni Metro
      Muni Metro
      Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway , a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency...

       tracks on the Embarcadero at Folsom Street, three blocks south of Market, then sharing those tracks with T Third
      T Third
      The T Third Street is a Muni Metro line in San Francisco, California. It is the first new light rail line in San Francisco in more than half a century, and the first fully accessible line in the system...

       line. Low-level platforms with wheelchair ramps have been installed on the jointly-used track with the light rail line south of Folsom Street. This extension is currently operable with double-end vintage equipment; installation of a turning loop at the south end of the line would allow all vintage equipment to be used. This would be a separate line designated "E Embarcadero
      E Embarcadero
      The E Embarcadero is intended to become the San Francisco Municipal Railway's second heritage streetcar line in San Francisco, California. Trial service first ran during the Sunday Streets events on The Embarcadero in 2008 , and the line will begin operating permanently once additional historic...

      " and would extend north along the F-line tracks on The Embarcadero to share its Fisherman's Wharf terminal.



    • From the vicinity of the existing Jones Street terminal, westward alongside the San Francisco Maritime Museum and Aquatic Park
      San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
      The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, USA. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility...

      , and then running through an historic (1914) but disused single-track railroad tunnel to Fort Mason
      Fort Mason
      Fort Mason, once known as San Francisco Port of Embarkation, US Army, in San Francisco, California, is a former United States Army post located in the northern Marina District, alongside San Francisco Bay. Fort Mason served as an Army post for more than 100 years, initially as a coastal defense...

      , formerly owned by the State Belt Railroad. A technical feasibility study, under the aegis of the National Park Service and Muni, was completed in December 2004. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the extension, again led by the National Park Service, commenced in May 2006, and a draft EIS was issued in March 2011 http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=15547. This extension could be operated either as a part of the F-line or the E-line.

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