San francisco cable car route map. The san francisco municipal railway muni is the public transit system for san francisco california. There are three different cable car routes to choose from in the city. The straight streets and steep hills of san francisco inspired the invention of the cable car. Basically there are three cable car routes in operation and it helps to know their respective destinations.
Presenting cable car history technology information and gift shop. Interactive demos on how cable cars work cable car route maps with popular destinations cable car fares and etiquette and the location and hours for the san francisco cable car powerhouse. Muni is the eighth largest transit system in the united states with 219993600 riders in. On 18 apr 1906 at 513 am a terrible earthquake struck san francisco.
A part of the san francisco municipal transportation agency it served 4735 square miles 123 km 2 with an operating budget of 6595 million in 2013. If you want to get to a specific place the map will help you choose the right line but if youre just riding for fun it may not matter much. Inside you can find. The two main lines powellhyde and powellmason start off at the busy intersection of powell and market and vaguely make their way towards the popular destination of san franciscos fishermans wharf.
The earthquake damaged several buildings and killed many people but even worse destruction followed when the many blazes that made up the seventh great fire broke out and burned for four days. At powell and market streets there is a cable car turntable which serves as the beginning stop for two lines the powell mason and powell hyde lines. The map above shows their routes. A guide to the cable cars of san francisco including route and line information riding tips cable car facts and history.
The three cable car routes. Make your way around san francisco with ease on the world famous cable cars historic streetcars muni metro and diesel hybrid and electric trolley buses operated by the muni system.