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    MUNI busses and light-rails....

    by paulbarger Written Aug 25, 2002

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    MUNI busses and light-rails. $1 per ride, but you get a transfer pass that is good for two other bus rides, in case you need to take more than one bus ride. However, most bus drivers will not even stop to look at your transfer (which you must show them when you board the bus) so you will be able to use it for more than the allowed rides most likely.

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    If you are foregoing a car,...

    by james_sinton Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you are foregoing a car, you're in for some fun. The local transit (MUNI) is the butt of a lot of jokes, and has the service to back that up. Buy a MUNI map at any bookstore (for $2), it's also the best map of the city you can buy. Each ride is $1, and make sure you get a transfer when you board (for a free trip within 90+ minutes), sometimes you can get up to 3 hours for one fare!!! The buses are safe and pretty ok to ride (once they come). Just ask locals what the best bus routes to take to certain areas are. The METRO runs under Market Street and out to the ballpark. It's basically useful to shuttle you along Market Street, stopping at Embarcadero (ferry building), Montgomery (financial district), Powell (cable cars), Civic Center (city hall), Van Ness (nothing much), Church (mission distrcit, boys town), and Castro (THE Castro)

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    ride the cable car to the...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    ride the cable car to the Wharf and ride the Trolley back to market Street-----------
    THE F-LINE ROUTE
    The F-Market & Wharves historic streetcar line links America's most visited attraction, San Francisco’s Fisherman's Wharf, with the City's Downtown, its historic Civic Center, and vibrant Castro District.

    The five-mile route runs from the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, where the fishing fleet ties up, past the popular Pier 39, then skirts the base of Telegraph Hill along the waterfront boulevard known as The Embarcadero, passing numerous historic piers and sweeping vistas of San Francisco Bay.

    At the foot of Market Street, the F-line reaches the 1898 Ferry Building, a National Historic Landmark. Before the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges were built in the late 1930s, this was the second busiest transit terminal in the world (behind London’s Charing Cross). Ferryboats from many points across San Francisco Bay were met by a phalanx of streetcars operated by both the publicly owned Municipal Railway and its private competitor, Market Street Railway Company, from whom our non-profit organization takes its name. These two transit titans ran their trolleys on adjacent tracks out Market Street, making a total of four tracks on that grand boulevard. The din of the old trolleys rumbling along Market was known as 'The Roar of the Four.


    From the Ferry Building, the F-line jogs around a public plaza, then joins the historic rail corridor of Market Street, which has had continuous rail service since 1860, starting with steam trains, then horse cars, then cable cars, then streetcars, and now, both surface streetcars and Muni Metro light rail vehicles in the subway below.

    Headed out Market Street, the F-line passes the Embarcadero Center shopping area, the Financial District, rapidly becoming a nerve center of America’s new 'dot-com' economy, the Union Square shopping area, and the Powell Street cable car turntable, where riders may return to the Wharf area on the only remaining system of its kind in the world.

    Continuing west, the F-line next skirts the famed Beaux Arts Civic Center complex, including the gloriously restored 1915 City Hall, arguably the finest municipal building in America, before entering an area of interesting antique shops and restaurants just beyond Van Ness Avenue. Then the F-line climbs a hill to Duboce Avenue, where Market Street Railway's volunteer restoration operation is located, in the shadow of the looming U.S. Mint.
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    At this point, the F-line enters the area once known as Eureka Valley, but today called 'the Castro.' The line terminates at the three-way intersection of 17th, Castro, and Market Streets, the heart of one of the most famous gay communities in the world, and home to many interesting shops and restaurants. Depending on traffic conditions, a one-way trip the length of the line takes about 45 minutes. - - - - Fares for the F-line historic streetcars are the same as Muni's basic fares, as follows:

    Adults: $1.00 each
    Youths ages 5-17: 35 cents each
    Children under 5: Free
    Discount: (Seniors 65+, Disabled): 35 cents each
    Muni Passports, sold for varying numbers of days, are valid for unlimited rides on all Muni vehicles, including cable cars and historic streetcars, during the period of validity.

    A one-day Passport is $6.00; three-day is $9.00, seven-day is $15.00. Additionally, Muni offers one-week Fast Passes for $9.00. These allow full access to the F-line and other Muni bus and streetcar services. However, you must pay an additional $1.00 for each cable car ride you take using the one-week Fast Pass.

    The most convenient location for F-line riders to purchase Passports is the Muni booth next to the cable car turntable at Powell and Market. They are also available at the two cable car turntables near Fisherman's Wharf, at Aquatic Park (Hyde and Beach Streets) and Bay and Taylor Streets. .........
    THANKS!! to the Market Street Railway (http://www.streetcar.org) for all or the information

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    by deadyn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Route and Schedule Info
    Service Notes

    Service Changes
    Permanent
    Temporary
    Proposed

    Pac Bell Park Services

    3Com Park Services

    NextBus Arrival predictions for surface J K L M N & 22

    Muni Metro Subway Status D










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    Route and Schedule Info
    Service Notes

    Service Changes
    Permanent
    Temporary
    Proposed

    Pac Bell Park Services

    3Com Park Services

    NextBus Arrival predictions for surface J K L M N & 22

    Muni Metro Subway Status D










    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Home Search Contact Us About this Site

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ©2000 San Francisco Municipal Railway. All Rights Reserved.
    Last updated September 15, 2000.







    Route and Schedule Info
    Service Notes

    Service Changes
    Permanent
    Temporary
    Proposed

    Pac Bell Park Services

    3Com Park Services

    NextBus Arrival predictions for surface J K L M N & 22

    Muni Metro Subway Status D










    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Home Search Contact Us About this Site

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ©2000 San Francisco Municipal Railway. All Rights Reserved.
    Last updated September 15, 2000.

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  • Public transportation is...

    by nikkio Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Public transportation is pretty good in the city. There is also BART which will take you to Oakland and other Bay Area cities. You can get anywhere in the city riding the bus.
    I don't suggest renting a car in the city. Parking is scarce and it becomes a headache trying to locate parking. All major attractions are less than a block from Public transportation.

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    Muni Rail

    by joanj Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Muni Railcar

    As mentioned on the transportation tip Day Passes this shows you the Muni Rail system. This was the train we rode when we visited the Pacific Bell Park

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    F Line

    by amandajayne81 Written Oct 25, 2009

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    Colourful transport

    Another of the historical transport systems. We enjoyed riding this one and the speed was a bit greater than the Cable car and also the line up was shorter. Definitely do if you are in San Francisco.

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    Busses and Trolleys

    by Easty Written Jun 11, 2003

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    Street Car on North Point Street

    The transportation system around San Francisco is excellent. It will cost you $1 per person per ride with free transfers. It is the best deal going in San Francisco.

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  • Muni

    by reeka Written Jun 5, 2003

    The San Francisco Municipal Railway is a rail like vehicle which operates both on the ground and underneath it.

    The MUNI provides transportation to any destination within SF.

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    You can travel in San...

    by Sajt Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    You can travel in San Francisco pretty easy, because they have buses and trains. You just need a freemap, but if you want to use your feet. Not a big deal. In the center you can do it!

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  • Trams of San Francisco are...

    by KaljaMaha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Trams of San Francisco are very reliable and new. I've only seen comparable transportation in Helsinki and Stockholm. Probably that's the case for rest of Europe also.

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