SAN FRANCISCO TRANSIT


SAN FRANCISCO MUNI TRANSIT INFORMATION

Official Web site of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Several companies originally developed cable car lines and electric street railway lines, which by 1902 had consolidated into United Railroads of San Francisco. In 1921 that company became the Market Street Railway, which after 1925 was a subsidiary of Standard Gas & Electric Co. In 1912, the City began operating its own streetcar lines under the name San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). In 1944, Muni acquired the Market Street Railway. And in 1952, complete unification was finally achieved, when Muni acquired the independent California Street Cable Railroad Co. Muni continues to operate cable cars, streetcars, trolleybuses, and motor buses.


TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT

How the street railways and bus lines evolved into today's transit system within San Francisco.


BUS GARAGE/OPERATING FACILITY LOCATIONS

Zoomable Google Maps show locations of present transit facilities. Satellite views are also available.


ADDITIONAL TRANSIT PROVIDERS

In the San Francisco Bay Area, each county generally has its own transit system.


LINKS

Cable Car Home Page

The San Francisco Cable Car Website

Jon Bell's Rail Transit Pages/San Francisco

Market Street Railway Online

San Francisco Municipal Railway (Wikipedia)

San Francisco Municipal Railway Fleet (Wikipedia)


Information from various sources, including the books "The White Front Cars of San Francisco" by Charles A. Smallwood, "The People's Railway" by Anthony Perles, "Inside Muni : The Properties and Operations of the Municipal Railway of San Francisco" by John McKane, and the November 1972 issue of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".


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