The current Muni Metro map
Muni Metro is a light rail/ streetcar system serving San Francisco, California. Operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), a part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Muni Metro served an average of 166,900 passengers per weekday in the second quarter of 2013, making it the third busiest light rail system in the United States. [1 ]
Two subway stations,
West Portal Station and Forest Hill Station, and five of the six light-rail lines, J Church, K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View, and N Judah, were remnants of an extensive streetcar system that survived the mass conversion to buses in the 1950s. In 1980, seven subway stations, from [2 ] Embarcadero Station to Castro Street Station, were opened with the inauguration of the Market Street Subway underneath Market Street, marking the conversion of San Francisco's streetcar system into the Muni Metro. In 1998, four surface stations on [3 ] The Embarcadero opened, connecting the newly constructed AT&T Park (then called Pacific Bell Park) and Caltrain to Muni Metro. [4 ] In 2007, the [5 ] T Third Street line was started along 18 new surface stations built along new track laid from Caltrain down the eastern side of the city to the city line. [6 ]
The system consists of nine subway stations and twenty-four surface stations with high-level platforms that allow for level boarding.
There are also eighty-seven surface stops [7 ] whose features vary anywhere between low-level platforms, traffic islands, and markers painted on nearby utility poles. [8 ] Four stations, from [9 ] Embarcadero to Civic Center, are shared with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The oldest stations are Forest Hill and West Portal, built in 1918, while the newest stations were opened as part as the [10 ] Third Street Light Rail Project in 2007. [6 ]
Subway stations [ edit ]
Surface stations [ edit ]
4th and King station for N Judah
San Francisco State University station
A Muni Metro stop must have high-level platform(s) to be classified as a station. a
The N Judah station platform is located on the median of King Street immediately southwest of the 4th and King intersection, adjacent to the Caltrain depot. The T Third Street station platform is located on the median of 4th Street immediately southeast of the intersection. b [13 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "APTA Ridership Report - Q2 2013 Report" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (via: http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/RidershipArchives.aspx ). August 2013 . Retrieved September 26, 2013.
^ "The Muni Paradox — A Brief Social History of the Municipal Railway". Urbanist. San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. June 1999 . Retrieved January 22, 2009.
^ "Historic Streetcars". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency . Retrieved January 22, 2009.
^ a b c d e Epstein, Edward (November 4, 1997). "Muni Metro Line Set To Open in January". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Communications Inc.) . Retrieved January 22, 2009.
^ Epstein, Edward (January 9, 1998). "Muni's Embarcadero Streetcar Line Set to Make First Runs". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Communications Inc.) . Retrieved January 14, 2009.
^ a b "New T-Third Service". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency . Retrieved January 14, 2009.
^ "San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Capital Investment Plan - FY 2009-2013" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. August 15, 2008. p. 19 . Retrieved January 22, 2009.
^ "Muni Metro Official System Map" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency . Retrieved 16 August 2011.
^ "Info for New Riders: How do I find a bus stop?". San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency . Retrieved January 22, 2009.
^ a b c "West of Twin Peaks". Western Neighborhoods Project . Retrieved January 14, 2009.
^ "Forest Hill Station". Western Neighborhoods Project . Retrieved January 14, 2009.
^ a b Callwell, Robert (1999). Transit in San Francisco: A Selected Chronology, 1850-1995. San Francisco: Communications Department, San Francisco Municipal Railway. p. 77. ASIN B0006RDQXK.
^ San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (December 5, 2009). (Map) San Francisco Municipal Railway Route Map . http://transit.511.org/static/providers/maps/SF_123200991053.gif . Retrieved January 14, 2010.