San Francisco Municipal Railway fleet
With five different modes of transport from many different vendors, the San Francisco Municipal Railway or Muni as it is commonly known, runs one of the most diverse fleets of vehicles in the United States. Roughly 800 buses (500 diesel buses and 300 trolleybuses), 200 streetcars and 40 cable cars see active duty. Muni's cable cars constitute the oldest and largest such system remaining in service in the world and is the only one still running with manually operated cars in street traffic. Its fleet of electric trolleybuses is the largest in the United States. The 30- and 40-ft diesel/hybrid buses are numbered in the 8000 series, the 60-ft articulated diesel/hybrid buses in the 6000 series, the 40-ft trolleybuses in the 5000 series, the 60-ft articulated trolleybuses in the 7000 series, and the streetcars in the 1000 series. Muni is in the process of replacing its motor coach fleet - the first of which was procured in 1915 - with diesel-electric hybrid buses. A summary of the current and historic vehicles follows.
- 1 Summary
- 2 Buses
- 3 Cable cars
- 4 Streetcars
- 4.1 Contemporary light rail vehicles
- 4.2 Historic streetcars
- 4.2.1 Active PCC fleet
- 4.2.2 Inactive/retired streetcar fleet
- 4.2.3 Milan "Peter Witt" trams
- 4.2.4 Historic trams
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|Length/Fuel||Model (Floor Styling)||Year Built||Quantity||Fleet Series||Division||Frequently Used Routes by Division||Wheelchair access*||Automatic Announcements||Notes||Image|
|40 ft./Diesel Bus||Neoplan AN440 (High floor)||1999 (8101), 2000 (8102-8235), 2002 (8301-8371)||152||8101-8235§; 8301-8371§ (with gaps)||Kirkland, Woods (reserve fleet), Islais Creek (reserve fleet)||Kirkland: 1AX (Some), 1BX (Some), 10, 12, 19, 28, 28R, 30X (Only a few), 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX, 43, 47, 76X, Cable Car Shuttle (Sometimes), F (Sometimes) Woods: 2, 5 (Weekdays 7AM-7PM; Sometimes), 6 (Some), 7 (Sometimes), 9 (Sometimes), 9R (Sometimes), 44 (Few), 48 (Sometimes), 54 (Sometimes), 57 (Sometimes), 81X, 82X, 90, 91 (All Woods Division routes use these buses as reserve fleets)||Yes||Yes|
|Neoplan AN440 2010-2011 Rehab (High floor)||2000, 2002||21||8106, 8121, 8123-8124, 8140, 8147, 8164, 8169, 8176, 8183, 8185, 8196-8198, 8204, 8224, 8305, 8312, 8327, 8333, 8346, 8360, 8365, 8370||see above||see above||Yes||Yes|
|Neoplan AN440 2013 Rehab (High floor)||2000, 2002||80||8102, 8104-8105, 8107, 8114-8115, 8117, 8119-8120, 8125, 8127, 8135-8136, 8138, 8144-8146, 8149, 8152-8153, 8156-8158, 8163, 8171-8172, 8175, 8178, 8181, 8184, 8189, 8192, 8195, 8199, 8202-8203, 8205-8206, 8210-8213, 8217-8218, 8221-8222, 8225-8227, 8231, 8302-8304, 8306-8308, 8311, 8313, 8315-8316, 8320, 8322, 8325-8326, 8329-8330, 8334, 8338, 8342, 8345, 8347-8349, 8352-8353, 8356, 8361, 8368-8369, 8371♦||see above||1AX (Some), 1BX (Some), 10, 12, 19, 28, 28R, 30X (Only a few), 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX, 43, 47, 76X||Yes||Yes|
|40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus||Orion Bus VII (Low floor)||2007 (first one was built in 2006)||56||8401-8456 (8407 was featured in La Mission 2009)^||Woods||1AX (Some), 1BX (Some), 2 (Sometimes), 5 (Weekdays 7AM-7PM; Sometimes), 6 (Some), 7, 7R, 7X, 9, 9R, 18, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31AX, 31BX, 44 (Few), 48 (Few), 54, 57 (Sometimes), 67 (Sometimes), 81X, 82X, 90, 91, F (Sometimes)||Yes||Yes|
|30 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus||Orion Bus VII (Low floor)||2007||30||8501-8530||Woods||35, 36, 37, 39, 52, 56, 57 (Few), 66, 67 (Sometimes), 83X||Yes||Yes|
|60 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus||New Flyer Industries XDE60 (Low floor)||2015 (6500-6554, 6700-6705)
2016 (6560-6587, 6706-6730),
|Up to 224||6500-6554, 6560-6628, 6700-6730 [b]||Flynn (6519-6554, 6560-6628, 6700-6730), Islais Creek (6500-6518)||7 (Weekends only), 7X (During Peak; Some), 8 (Weekdays, Some), 8AX (Some), 8BX, 14R (Weekdays Some, Weekend Mostly), 14X (Mostly), 30X (Mostly), 38, 38R, 49||Yes||Yes|
|40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus||New Flyer Industries XDE40 (Low floor)||2013 (8601-8662, 8701-8750)
|112 (plus up tp 200 option)||8601-8662
|Woods (8601-8662, 8741-8750, 8800-8901), Kirkland (8701-8740)||Woods: 2 (Some), 5 (Weekdays 7am-7pm), 6 (Temporarily), 7, 7R, 7X, 9, 9R, 18, 23, 25, 27, 28 (Some), 28R (Some), 29, 44, 48 (Some), 52 (Sometimes), 54, 55, 57 (Mostly), 66 (Sometimes), 67 (Sometimes), 81X, 82X, 88, 90, 91, F (Sometimes), L Owl, N Owl, NX Kirkland: 1AX (Some), 1BX (Some), 10 (Sometimes), 12 (Some), 19 (Sometimes), 28, 28R, 30X (Only a few), 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX, 43 (Some), 47 (Some), 76X, Cable Car Shuttle (Sometimes), F (Sometimes)||Yes||Yes|
|40 ft./Trolleybus||ETI 14TrSF (High floor)||1999 (5401-5402),
|202||5404-5639§ (with gaps)||Presidio (5491-5640), Potrero (5401-5490)||Presidio: 1, 2 (shortline), 3, 24, 31, 41, 45 Potrero: 5 (Weekends, mostly), 6, 14 (nights), 21, 22, 30, 33||Yes||Yes|
|60 ft./Articulated Trolleybus||New Flyer Industries XT60 (Low floor)||2015-2016||60 (plus up to 33 option)||7201-7260||Potrero||5R (Weekdays 7AM to 7PM), 5 (Weekdays after 7PM, sometimes weekends), 14, 30S (shorturn, Some)||Yes||Yes|
|Light-Rail Vehicle||Breda LRV2 (1400-1476),
Breda LRV3 (1477-1550) (High floor)
|149 (151 purchased, 2 retired)||1400-1550||Green, Muni Metro East||J, K, L, M, N, T||Yes, at certain stops.||By voice only, under the Twin Peaks Tunnel and the Market Street Subway.|
|Light-Rail Vehicle||Siemens S200 LRV4 (High floor)||2016 (2001)
|24 (plus up to 236 option)||2001-2215?||Green, Muni Metro East, Cameron Beach Yard||Unknown||Yes, at certain stops||Yes|
|Historic Streetcar||PCC (High floor)||1946-1952||32 (33 purchased, 1 retired)||1006-1011, 1015, 1040
1070-1080 (purchased from NJ Transit)
Additional units in storage
|Cameron Beach Yard||E, F||Yes, at most F-line stops.||No|
|Peter Witt (High floor)||1928||11||1807, 1811, 1814, 1815, 1818, 1834, 1856, 1859, 1888, 1893, 1895||Cameron Beach Yard||E, F||Yes, at most F-line stops.||No|
|Various (High floor)||1912-||7||Cameron Beach Yard||E, F||Yes, at most F-line stops.||No|
|Various (High floor)||unknown||N/A||Various||E, F||Yes, at most E, F-line stops.||No|
|Cable Car||Various (High floor)||1873-||40||Powell: 1-27
|Cable Car||Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde, California||No||No|
§5454, 6238, 6244, 6259, 6291, 8173, and 8319 retired. 6238, 6244, 6291, and 8173 written off due to a fire, and 5454, 6259, and 8319 written off due to an accident. ^8448 Wi-Fi equipped from 2008 to 2009, the "Connected" bus. ♦8101-8235 and 8301-71's turn signal is different when rehabilitated in 2013.
|Length/Fuel||Model (Floor styling)||Years||Fleet
|Fleet Series Ordered||Notes|
|40 ft. trolleybus||New Flyer XT40 (Low floor)||2017-2019||185||Approved by the Muni board in April 2017 and by the Board of Supervisors on June 14, 2017.|
|60 ft. trolleybus||New Flyer XT60 (Low floor)||2018||33||Option exercised July 2016|
|Light-Rail Vehicle||Siemens S200 LRV4 (High floor)||2016–2028||24 + 236 option||2001-2003, 2005||Currently being procured|
As the Neoplan buses are currently assigned to the reserve fleet. Reserve fleet buses are only in service as needed.
|Length/Fuel||Model (Floor Styling)||Year Built||Quantity||Fleet Numbers||Division||Wheelchair access||Automatic Stop Announcements||Image|
|40 ft./Diesel Bus||Neoplan USA AN440 (High floor)||2000, 2002||31||8101, 8104, 8106, 8109-8110, 8115, 8121, 8123, 8130, 8140, 8142, 8147-8148, 8155, 8160, 8169, 8188, 8193, 8196, 8226, 8229, 8233, 8301, 8318, 8321, 8334, 8336, 8340, 8357, 8369-8370||Woods,
|60 ft./Diesel Bus||Neoplan USA AN460 (High floor)||2000-2002||49||6202-6203, 6207-6208, 6216, 6221, 6226, 6231-6232, 6234-6235, 6239-6240, 6243, 6247-6248, 6250-6251, 6253, 6255, 6257-6258, 6262-6263, 6265, 6267, 6271, 6273, 6275-6276, 6278, 6280, 6286, 6288, 6292, 6294, 6296, 6298-6299, 6403, 6410-6411, 6414-6416, 6418, 6420-6421, 6424||Islais Creek||Yes||Yes|
The following are a list of buses that are currently assigned to the training fleet. These buses are sometimes revenue service as reserve fleet, and are used to train prospective operators.
|Length/Fuel||Model (Floor Styling)||Year Built||Quantity||Fleet Numbers||Division||Wheelchair access||Automatic Stop Announcements||Image|
|40 ft./Diesel Bus||Neoplan USA AN440 (High floor)||2000, 2002||18||8104, 8115, 8140-8141, 8147, 8154, 8193, 8196, 8229, 8233, 8301, 8318, 8321, 8334, 8336, 8340, 8357, 8370||Islais Creek||Yes||Yes|
Historical bus fleet
The following shows the buses previously operated by the SFMTA. Some of these coaches have been preserved in the historic fleet, donated to trolley museums, or auctioned.
|Model||Series # (Coach # Preserved)||Year Built||Quantity||Year(s) of Retirement||Stored||Image||Notes|
|Neoplan AN440||8101-8235, 8301-8371||1999 (8101),
|206||2016-||Islais Creek Division||First diesel bus to feature flooring dating around 2000.
In their early days, 8101-8199 and 8301-8340 operated from the Woods Division, while 8200-8235 and 8341-8371 operated from Kirkland. 8301-8340 transferred to Kirkland after the New Flyer D40s were retired. Some units switch garages in 2009, 2014, and 2016-2017.
8173 retired in around 2005 due to a fire.
8111 was caught on fire in 2011; the damage was repaired, but the original rear flip dot sign was retained.
8319 retired in 2014 due to an accident.
Some units moved to Islais Creek since August 2016.
8101 was stored at Woods Division and was used for the new farebox program; it was tested on November 2016.
|Neoplan AN440 2010-2011 Rehab||8106, 8111, 8121-8124, 8128, 8137, 8140, 8147, 8150, 8162, 8164, 8169, 8176, 8183, 8185, 8188, 8190, 8196-8198, 8204, 8224, 8232, 8305, 8312, 8327, 8333, 8346, 8359-8360, 8365, 8370||2000, 2002||34||2016-||Islais Creek Division||Feature the red-gray paint schemes with mostly white fleet numbers on the gray parts, new interiors, new LED signs, and rebuilt engines and wheelchair lifts. Exterior CCTV cameras are also added.|
|Neoplan AN440 2013 Rehab||8102, 8104-8105, 8107, 8114-8115, 8117, 8119-8120, 8125, 8127, 8135-8136, 8138, 8144-8146, 8149, 8152-8153, 8156-8158, 8163, 8171-8172, 8175, 8178, 8181, 8184, 8189, 8192, 8195, 8199, 8202-8203, 8205-8206, 8210-8213, 8217-8218, 8221-8222, 8225-8227, 8231, 8302-8304, 8306-8308, 8311, 8313, 8315-8316, 8320, 8322, 8325-8326, 8329-8330, 8334, 8338, 8342, 8345, 8347-8349, 8352-8353, 8356, 8361, 8368-8369, 8371||2000, 2002||80||2016-||TBA||Feature the red-gray paint schemes with mostly white fleet numbers on the gray parts, new interiors, new LED signs, and rebuilt engines and wheelchair lifts. Exterior CCTV cameras are also added. The route numbers are brighter than when rehabbed in 2011, and rear doors open when touched in the middle. The turn signals are high pitched. The sound pitch in the voice accumulators are also higher, until the buses has the radio systems upgraded which made the pitch lower. Also feature the "Rebuilt to serve you MUNI" sticker. They only operated from Kirkland from 2014 until 2017.|
|ETI 14TrSF||5401-5640||1999 (5401-5402),
|240||2016-||TBA||5401-5402 had clearance lights sticking out at the top fronts, and had red lines on the top backs.
No stop requested sign.
First bus to feature flooring dating around 2000.
First trolleybus fleet to feature automatic stop announcements.
First trolleybus fleet with digital headsigns.
First trolleybus fleet to be delivered new wearing a SEPTA-based paint scheme.
5401-5480 were from Potrero, while 5481-5640 were from Presidio. 5481-5490 transferred to Potrero in around 2015.
5454 retired in 2013 due to an accident.
Last high-floor trolleybus fleet.
|Neoplan AN460||6200-6299, 6401-6424||2000 (6200-6225),
|124||2015-||TBA||6401-6424 are the first diesel buses with the red-gray paint schemes.
6253 received LED headlights after rehabiliation.
6238 and 6291 retired in 2012 and 2013 respectively due to a fire.
6259 retired in 2014 due to an accident.
Some units transferred to Islais Creek from late 2015 to May 2016, the others transferred from October 2016 to January 2017.
6299 was stored at Islais Creek and was used for the new farebox program; it was tested in November 2016.
|Neoplan AN460 (2010-2011 Rehab)||6200, 6214-6215, 6218-6220, 6224, 6226, 6235, 6238, 6241, 6247-6248, 6250-6251, 6253, 6260, 6262, 6269, 6272, 6282, 6284, 6289-6290, 6294, 6298, 6423||2000-2002||27||2016-||TBA||Feature the red-gray paint schemes with mostly white fleet numbers on the gray parts, new interiors, new LED signs, and rebuilt engines and wheelchair lifts. Exterior CCTV cameras are also added.|
|NABI 416.12||8001-8045||1999||45||2013-2016||None Preserved||No stop requested sign.
First fleet with automatic stop announcements.
First full fleet with digital headsigns.
First fleet with the SEPTA paint schemes.
Last fleet with the old flooring.
They only operated from Kirkland.
8012 caught fire in 2010 and was repaired. However, it was retired shortly after being repaired.
8040 is in the NX paint scheme, but was never actually used on that route.
|ETI 15TrSF||7101-7133||2000 (7101),
|33||2016||None Preserved||7101 and 7102 were the only units in the SEPTA paint scheme. They have the clearance lights sticking out at the top front, and a red line on the top back.
No stop requested sign.
7103-7133 are the first trolleybuses with the red-gray paint scheme.
|New Flyer Industries E60||7000-7059 (7031)||1993-1994||60||1993 (7000), 2000 (7036), 2001 (7048), 2002 (7002), 2003 (7039), 2007-2010 (7004, 7006, 7008, 7014, 7016, 7023-7026, 7029, 7034, 7037, 7042, 7047, 7050), 2010 (7027), 2013 (7005, 7007, 7015, 7018, 7021, 7028, 7033, 7044, 7046, 7052), 2015 (7001, 7003, 7009-7013, 7017, 7019, 7020, 7022, 7030, 7032, 7035, 7038, 7041, 7043, 7045, 7049, 7051, 7053-7059)||Islais Creek Division||First one was built in 1992 as a pilot bus.
First 60-ft articulated trolleybus fleet.
First trolleybus fleet with a wheelchair lift.
They were used on the 31-Balboa from 1994 until around 2004 because they were the only trolleybuses with wheelchair lifts.
Last fleet with roll-up headsigns.
Last fleet with no stop announcements.
7036 and 7048 retired in 2000 and 2001 respectively due to both splitting in half while running. 7002 and 7039 retired in 2002 and 2003 respectively due to accidents.
7031 was the last bus with the Landor paint scheme.
|New Flyer Industries D60||9101-9124 (9120)||1990-1991||24||2003-2004 (9102-9105, 9107, 9109, 9114-9116, 9119, 9123-9124), 2007 (9101, 9108, 9111-9113), 2009 (9110), 2012 (9118), 2014 (9106, 9117, 9121-9122)||Islais Creek Division||Last diesel bus fleet with no stop announcements.
9118 was the last bus with the simplified Landor paint scheme.
|Gillig Corporation Phantom 40'||2801-2845 (2840)||1993||45||2013||Woods Division||Bought by Muni from AC Transit in 2005
Reserve fleet only.
|Orion Bus Industries I Citycruiser||9001-9045 (9010)||1990||45||2007-2008||Woods Division||9001-9005 were from the Kirkland Division and they always operated on 39-Coit. 9006-9045 were from the Woods Division. Some or all of the units in Kirkland might be in the simplified Landor paint scheme as of around 2000.
9022 was painted in the red-gray paint scheme in 2004.
Last remaining diesel bus fleet with roll-up signs.
9030 became Mobile Commander Center CC1
|New Flyer Industries D40||8801-8850, 8901-8956 (8926)||1988 (8801-8850),
|106||2004-2007||Woods Division||8801-8850 has a louder engine and kneeling sound and is used mostly on lower-numbered routes. 8901-8956 is quieter and is used mostly on higher-numbered routes.
8922 was seen in Mrs. Doubtfire
|Flyer Industries E800||5003-5345 (5300, 5345)||1976-1977||343||1991-2007||Presidio Division, Woods Division||About 20 remaining units were all in Potrero Division and were used mostly on the 6 and 41 after all 273 ETIs started service.
Last fleet without a wheelchair lift.
5148 is at Seashore Trolley Museum.
|Flyer Industries D901||4574 (4574)||1985||1||2003||Woods Division||Replacement for the original 4574. It was built to Flyer D902 spectations except for the rear window size.|
|Flyer Industries D902||4500-4573, 4575-4679||1984||179||2000-2003||None Preserved||Possibly the first fleet with a wheelchair lift.
A second 4574 was built in 1985 as a Flyer D901 and delivered because the original 4574 was damaged while being delivered.
|MAN AG SG-310-18-3A||6000-6099 (6099)||1984||100||2000-2002||Islais Creek Division||First 60-ft articulated bus.
Possibly the first bus with a wheelchair lift.
6020 and 6090 are under private ownership and are commonly seen at Burning Man. Also, 6090 was in The Italian Job.
A second 6082 was built in 1985 and delivered due to an accident.
|Flyer D900||3XXR, 6XXR||1980||110||2000||None preserved||Bought from SamTrans in 1994.
Reserve fleet only.
No units numbered 3XXR were into a Muni scheme, they used the SamTrans scheme.
|Flyer E700A||5001-5002||1972 (5001),
|2||1999||None Preserved||Pilot buses.
890 renumbered into 5001 and 5200 renumbered into 5002.
|GM New Look||3000-3389 (3287)||1969-1970||390||1989-1994||Presidio Division||3112 was renumbered to 3390 after being refurbished, some renumbered 3500-3649 in 1984 (Both non-air conditioned and air-conditioned fleets; the air conditioned units 3180-3189 were not renumbered or even refurbished)
3000, 3210, 3226, more under private ownership; 3270 at Pacific Bus Museum.
Last diesel bus fleet without a wheelchair lift.
|Flxible New Look||4000-4009 (4009)||1969||10||1991||Woods Division|
|AM General 9635-6||4100-4199 (4154)||1975||100||1990||Woods Division|
|Grumman 870||4030-4054||1980||25||1984||None Preserved||Few remained as reserve buses until 1989. The rest were scrapped around 1986.|
|Twin Coach 44TTW||570-659||1949-1950||90||1977||None Preserved|
|St. Louis Car Company Job 1704/Job 1731||501-525 (506)||1939 (501-509), 1947 (510-525)||25||1977||Presidio Division|
|Marmon-Herrington TC40||526-549||1948||25||1977||None Preserved|
|Marmon-Herrington TC44||550-569, 660-710||1948-1949||70||1977||Presidio Division||559 is not an original Muni bus because it is from the Dayton, Ohio, trolleybus system; it is currently stored at the Presidio Division.|
|Marmon-Herrington TC48||711-849 (776)||1950-1951||139||1977||Presidio Division|
|White 784||042-062 (042, 060)||1938||20||1975||Woods Division||060 is bought by a private owner and is stored at the Marin Division.|
|Mack C-49-DT||2100-2269, 2300-2369, 2400–2469, 2500-2569, 2600-2669 (2230)||1955 (2100-2199), 1956 (2200-2269), 1957 (2300-2369), 1958 (2400-2469), 1959 (2500-2569), 1960 (2600-2669)||450||1974||Woods Division||2617 is bought by a private owner and it is believed to retire around 1980.|
|White 798||075-0155, 0166-0454 (0392, 0419)||1944-1946 (075-0155),
|Twin Coach 44-D||0156-0165 (0163)||1947||10||1953||Marin Division|
|ACF 26-S||063-072||1940||10||None Preserved|
There are 11 divisions for the Muni buses. ETI 14TrSF Skodas #5401-5489 and NFI XT60 Vossloh Kiepe #7201-7260 are from the Potrero Division, while #5490-5640 are from the Presidio Division; the latter holds only 40-ft ETI Skoda trolleybuses. The Kirkland Division uses only Neoplan AN440 diesel buses. The 30 and 40-ft Orion VII diesel-electric hybrid buses, and New Flyer XDE40s all rest in the Woods Division. Some Neoplan AN440s also lie in the Woods division as the reserve fleet and are used only as needed. The division where the Neoplan AN440s that are rehabbed in 2013 lies in are the Kirkland Division.
|Division||Open Date||Features||Number of Vehicles||Vehicle Type||Location|
|Presidio Division||1912||Dyno, repair, storage, car wash||~165||Trolley Bus
|Bush and Presidio|
|Potrero Division||1914||Paint shop, dyno, repair, storage, car wash||~170||Trolley Bus
Standard and Articulated
|17th & Bryant|
|Woods Yard Park||1975||Paint shop, carpentry, dyno, car wash, repair, storage, historic fleet storage||~200||Hybrid Bus
Standard and Community
|22nd & Indiana|
|Flynn Division||1980s||Parts, car wash, repair, storage||124||Hybrid Bus
|15th & Harrison|
|Kirkland Division||1950||Car wash, dyno, storage, repair||~135||Diesel Bus
|Powell & Beach|
|Geneva complex (Includes Curtis Green, Geneva Division, Geneva Upper yard)||1901-1970s||Paint shop, repair, storage, car wash, paint team, parts||~200||LRV, Historic||San Jose & Geneva|
|Metro East Light Rail complex||2008||Unknown||80-100||LRV||Cesar Chavez & Illinois|
|Cable Car||1890s||Repair, storage, Cable Car Museum||50||Cable Car||Washington & Mason|
|David Pharr Restoration Facility||1982||Storage, restoration, carpentry||5||LRV||Duboce and Buchanan|
|Marin||1982||Storage||150||Training buses, diesel buses, and trolleybuses||Marin & Indiana|
|Islais Creek||2013||Storage||165-185||Diesel Bus
Standard and Articulated
|Marin & Indiana|
The test buses that retired that is moved.
|Fleet||Model||Year Built||Retired (Moved To)||Quantity||Notes|
|8499||Orion Bus VII Next Generation||2008||Late 2014 (Moved to El Dorado Factory in Southern California in July 2015)||1||Unlike the regular VII, they use this bus, and never used. Totally scrapped.|
|9201-9202||Orion Bus VI||2001||2010||2||The paint scheme is unlike the Neoplan buses, and never used, scrapped.|
|9211-9212||Neoplan AN440LF||2001||? (Goes to Napa VINE)||2||9212 is painted into a new scheme without the red bottom. It was moved, but never used.|
|9213||Alexander Dennis Limited Enviro500||2007||2008||1||Tested, then entered in service in late 2007, and moved in January 2008 to Las Vegas buses.|
Muni's active diesel fleet contains coaches ranging from thirty to sixty feet in length. For the last complete fleet replacement cycle Muni bought from three manufacturers, NABI, Neoplan and Orion, all of whom no longer sell buses in the U.S. (NABI has merged into New Flyer, Neoplan has left the North American market, and Daimler has shut down Orion). Muni has since purchased 40 ft. and 60 ft. buses from New Flyer with options to replace the remainder of the fleet in those sizes.
In 1984, Muni received its first 60-ft articulated buses, which were used on high-ridership routes because the buses carried more people than the standard length bus.
In December 2007, Muni acquired a double-decker diesel bus for testing purposes. Its proponents claim that the double-decker makes more efficient use of Muni's limited service bays, that the lack of an articulation joint will result in a lower cost of ownership and that the shorter length will also be a boom in congested areas. Its detractors claim that dwell time is increased because there are fewer exits than on an articulated bus and that Muni's traditionally lax security will render the top level of the bus unsafe.
All of Muni's current active diesel buses have met ADA standards since 1980. Muni fuels its diesels with a B20 (20% bio, 80% diesel) bio-diesel blend.
Hybrid-electric diesel buses
Since 2007 Muni's new diesel bus purchases have been for diesel-electric hybrids. Because of their electric motor propulsion these buses can climb hills just as well as trolleybuses without being limited to the overhead grid. Hybrids are also known for averaging more miles between road calls - which is where a mechanic services a transit vehicle on the street - than standard diesels. One of the vehicles was briefly outfitted with wireless internet as a demonstration project. In addition, these vehicles were not operated on the 44-O'Shaughnessy and the 54-Felton routes for several months as vandals consistently flipped a battery switch towards the back of the vehicle, disabling the bus. Over the next five years, the agency plans to replace its entire motor coach fleet with hybrid buses
Muni's fleet of electric trolleybuses (ETBs) is the largest in the nation and serves many parts of the city. ETBs were very popular in the United States in the middle of the 20th century. Today, San Francisco is one of only five cities in the United States with an operational ETB fleet, but they play a major role in the Muni system, in part because of the city's many steep hills. Although their overhead wires are sometimes considered unsightly, ETBs are able to climb grades much steeper than conventional, non-cable streetcars and are quieter (particularly when climbing hills) and cleaner than diesel- or hybrid buses. The steepest grade on the Muni trolleybus system, 22.8% in the block of Noe Street between Cesar Chavez Street and 26th Street on route 24-Divisadero, is the steepest grade on any existing trolleybus line in the world, and several other sections of Muni ETB routes are among the world's steepest. Muni has operated trolleybuses since 1941 and the mode has been present in San Francisco since 1935—initially a line built and operated by the Market Street Railway and later taken over by Muni. Conversion of some existing diesel bus lines has been proposed.
In 1992, Muni tested its first 60-ft articulated trolleybus, the first in the trolleybus fleet to have a wheelchair lift, which were used on high-ridership trolleybus routes. The buses started service in 1993.
Muni's active ETB fleet consists of articulated coaches from New Flyer and Electric Transit, Inc. (ETI) (Skoda/AAI), as well as standard 40 ft coaches from ETI. Historically, Muni ran ETBs from Brill, the St. Louis Car Company, Twin Coach, Marmon-Herrington and Flyer.
Around the turn of the century, there were numerous cable car lines providing service to many sections of the city. Some of those cable cars are built by Muni themselves. Currently only three lines and forty cars remain.
Contemporary light rail vehicles
The Muni Metro has run two types of light rail vehicles. Originally, Boeing-Vertol cars were used. However, these proved to be extremely troublesome and were phased out of service beginning in 1997. The Boeing cars were replaced by Italian-built Breda LRV2 and LRV3 models. Initially, the Breda vehicles were hailed as more reliable and easier to service than their predecessors. However, deferred maintenance and design defects have taken their toll on them.
Muni is now looking to replace the Bredas and expand its fleet with new Siemens light rail vehicles. The first batch of 24 Siemens S200 LRV4s will be delivered in 2018, in time for the Central Subway's opening in 2019. SFMTA's contract with Siemens calls for a total of 260 cars to be delivered.
Historic streetcars are run on the F Market & Wharves line. Introduced as a regular, year-round service in 1995, the F-line heritage streetcar service started out 12 years earlier as a temporary, replacement tourist attraction for the cable cars, during an almost two-year suspension (1982–84) of all cable-car service to permit major infrastructure maintenance to take place. The F line fleet is composed mostly of PCC cars bought second hand from Philadelphia and New Jersey. The cars are painted in liveries from cities around the world, as well as 1920s-vintage Peter Witt cars from Milan. In addition, Muni operates streetcars from around the world which were bought or donated to Muni. The vintage fleet is looked over by Market Street Railway but owned and operated by Muni.
Active PCC fleet
First batch (overhauled by Morrison-Knudsen)
This shows the active PCCs entering service 1995 or before. All of these cars were rehabilitated by Morrison-Knudsen before entering revenue service. Car 1054 (original 2121) was damaged beyond repair following an accident on November 16, 2003 and it is stored awaiting scrapping.
In 2014, Muni sent 1056, the first from the original batch of sixteen to be overhauled at Brookville Equipment Company. The entire first batch of sixteen is scheduled to be rebuilt at Brookville; the next cars to be sent were 1051, 1060, and 1059 in that order; followed (in indeterminate order) by 1055, 1062, and 1063. The first streetcar to re-enter service, 1051, was re-dedicated to Harvey Milk in March 2017, and was followed back into service by 1056.
|PCC #||City/System Represented||PCC Type||Current Status||Notes||Image|
|1007||Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company||Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1995. Previously painted in Muni's Breda LRV livery; repainted into the present livery in 1997.|
|1010||San Francisco Municipal Railway
|Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1996.|
|1015||Illinois Terminal Railroad||Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1995.||
1967, at West Portal Station
2003, at Beach & Jones
|1050||San Francisco Municipal Railway
|Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2119. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995.|
|1051||San Francisco Municipal Railway
|Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2123. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Dedicated for Supervisor Harvey Milk in 2008, later appearing in the film Milk. Sent to Brookville for rebuild; returned in 2016 and re-entered service in 2017.|
|1052||Los Angeles Railway
|Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2110. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995.|
|1053||NYC Board of Transportation
|Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1947 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2721. Originally configured with a separate conductor's booth until 1955. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995.|
|1055||Philadelphia Transportation Company
|Single-ended PCC||Out of service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2122. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. At Brookville for rebuild.|
|1056||Kansas City Public Service Company||Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2113. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Out of service after a cracked bolster was discovered in 2011; rebuilt by Brookville and returned to Muni in 2016, re-entered service in 2017.|
|1057||Cincinnati Street Railway||Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2138. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995.|
|1058||Chicago Transit Authority||Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2124. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Previously painted in CTA's 1950s green and cream livery; repainted into the 1940s "Green Hornet" livery in 2010 after accident repairs.||1995-2006
|1059||Boston Elevated Railway||Single-ended PCC||Out of service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2099. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. At Brookville for rebuild.|
|1060||Philadelphia Transportation Company
|Single-ended PCC||Out of service||Built in 1947 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2715. Originally configured with a separate conductor's booth until 1955. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Previously painted in Newark, NJ's Public Service Coordinated Transport livery; repainted into the present livery (previously worn by retired 1054) in 2005 after accident repairs. At Brookville for rebuild.|
|1061||Pacific Electric||Single-ended PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2116. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995.|
|1062||Louisville Railway||Single-ended PCC||Out of service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2101. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. At Brookville for rebuild.|
|1063||Baltimore Transit Company||Single-ended PCC||Out of service||Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2096. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. At Brookville for rebuild.|
Second batch (overhauled by Brookville Equipment Company)
This shows the PCCs that were scheduled to re-enter service in 2008, but some were held out of service due to wiring problems. All of these cars were purchased by Twin Cities Rapid Transit in 1946. They were sold to Newark in 1953 and ran on the Newark City Subway until replacement by LRVs in 2001. The San Francisco Municipal Railway acquired these cars in 2004 and had the cars overhauled at Brookville Equipment Company. Some of the cars were put in service in early 2007, but were taken out of service for wiring problems. These problems were eventually repaired. All these cars are single-end cars.
|PCC #||City/System Represented||Current Status||Notes||Image|
|1070||Newark City Subway||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1071||Twin City Rapid Transit||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1072||Mexico City (STE)||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1073||El Paso-Juarez||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1074||Toronto Transit Commission||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1075||Cleveland Transit System||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1076||Washington, DC||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1077||Birmingham, Alabama||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1078||San Diego||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1079||Detroit, Michigan||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1080||Los Angeles (National City Lines)||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
Third batch of rehabilitated San Francisco PCC cars
The following shows cars acquired by Muni in 1948 and 1952 that were restored or are in restoration and are either in service or will enter service within the next year. Car 1040 was restored in this batch and is the last PCC car ever built in North America.
|PCC #||City/System Represented||Status||Notes||Image|
|1006||San Francisco (wings)||In service||This car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1987. Underwent restoration at Brookville Equipment. Returned to service on October 6, 2012.||
|1008||San Francisco (wings)||In service||This car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco. This was the only PCC streetcar to operate in the Muni Metro. It was eventually converted into a work car. It was eventually restored by Brookville Equipment and returned to service on August 25, 2012.|
|1009||Dallas Terminal & Railway||In service||This car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. This car was stored in Pier 72 where it was damaged by arsonists. It was eventually restored by Brookville Equipment and returned to service on January 17, 2013. However, the computerized door motors proved problematic and 1009 returned to Brookville for a refit, returning to San Francisco in 2014.||
|1011||San Francisco (Market Street Railway zip stripe)||In service||This car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. This car was stored in Pier 72 where it was damaged by arsonists. 1011 was the last of the four double-enders restored at Brookville, and eschewed the computerized door motors after operating experience proved they were unreliable. It returned to San Francisco after an extensive testing period at Brookville and underwent burn-in testing before re-entering service in 2014.|
|1040||San Francisco (wings)||In service||Purchased 1952 as the last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco wearing this paint scheme until repainted to Landor livery in 1980. Remained in service until the retirement – originally expected to be permanent – of all remaining PCC cars in September 1982, then was repainted back to wings livery and returned to service for the summer 1983 Historic Trolley Festival. Stored out of service in 1987, then operated in tripper service in 1995 for a short time, then finally retired in 1997. 1040 left San Francisco on December 4, 2009, to undergo a full restoration at Brookville Equipment Company in Pennsylvania and returned to service on March 13, 2012.||
In Landor or "sunset" livery
After 2009 repaint
Inactive/retired streetcar fleet
|PCC #||City/System Represented||Status||Notes||Image|
|1033||San Francisco||Stored||Purchased 1952 as the seventh-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, it was sold to Orange Empire Railway Museum. The car was reacquired in 2003 and is currently stored in Marin Division.|
|1034||San Francisco||Stored||Purchased 1952 as the sixth-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, it was sold to Gunnar Henrioulle in Lake Tahoe. The car was reacquired in 2001 and is currently stored in Marin Division.|
|1038||San Francisco||Stored||Purchased 1952 as the third-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, the car was stored in Pier 72 for a short while until moved to Marin Division.|
|1039||San Francisco (Simplified)||Stored||Purchased 1952 as the second-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, it was sold to Orange Empire Railway Museum. The car was reacquired in 2003 and is currently stored in Marin Division.|
The following shows F-line PCC cars which have been accident-damaged beyond repair. Only one car, 1054 (ex-SEPTA 2121), was wrecked in 2003 and is stored at Marin Division.
|PCC #||City/System Represented||Status||Notes||Image|
|1054||Philadelphia Transit Commission (PCC-1938 Livery)||Permanently out of service||Purchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2121 and ran until retirement in 1988. Sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1992 and returned to service in 1995 until collision with a MUNI Metro Breda LRV 1541 on 11/16/03. Stored beyond repair in Marin Division.|
The 1100s series of cars were purchased in 1957 by Muni from St. Louis Public Service. These cars were retired in 1982, with most being sold off to Tahoe Valley Lines and then went to St. Charles, Missouri in 2007 for the planned St. Charles City Streetcar.
Boeing LRVs in storage
The US Standard Light Rail Vehicle was an attempt at a standardized light rail vehicle (LRV) promoted by the United States Urban Mass Transit Administration (UMTA) and built by Boeing Vertol in the 1970s. Part of a series of defense conversion projects in the waning days of the Vietnam War, the LRV was seen as both a replacement for older PCC streetcars in many cities and as a catalyst for new cities to construct light rail systems. The USSLRV was marketed as and is popularly known as the Boeing LRV (not to be confused with that company's prior lunar roving vehicles for NASA) and is usually referred to as such. Both Muni and the MBTA (Boston) purchased the cars, but after a lawsuit with Boeing Vertol and MBTA, they had the ability to reject the last 40 cars. The cars sat in the storage yard, until Muni purchased 31 of them. Muni stored two cars (1264 and 1320) at the Cameron Beach Yard (formerly the Geneva Streetcar Yard) for potential restoration and preservation by the Market Street Railway, but they declined to do so and both were scrapped in April 2016.
Boeing 1213 is preserved (since 2000) at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum while 1258 is preserved at Western Railway Museum. 1271 is used as an office trailer in the yard of Certified Towing in Richmond, California. One of the Boston cars is preserved at the Seashore Trolley Museum, while six Boston cars (fleet numbers unknown) are at the US Government training facility in Pueblo, CO and three Boston cars continue to operate as work cars.
|Model||Year Built||Fleet Series||Quantity||Year of retirement||Notes||Image|
|Boeing USSLRV||1978||1200-1299||130||1996-2001||1212 wrecked into 1255 at the Van Ness junction in the Muni Metro subway in 1987. The good halves were converted into a new 1255 and the bad halves were scrapped in February 1994.|
|1977||1300-1329||1300-1329 began service in 1981-1984.
1320 was the only unit that used the "SEPTA" paint scheme.
Milan "Peter Witt" trams
All of these were originally in service in Milan, Italy. This origin can still be seen in the cars, as all the original Italian signs and notices are still in place. In the meantime, additional signs in English were added.
The following shows trams that operated in San Francisco before the 1950s under either San Francisco Muni or Market Street Railway.
|Car #||City of Origin (Car's Paint Scheme Colors)||Status||Notes||Image|
|1||San Francisco (Battleship Gray)||In service||This car was purchased in 1912 as one of the original streetcars publicly owned by Muni. The car originally was retired in 1951 and was set aside for a museum. This car was restored in 1962 as part of Muni's 50th anniversary and ran occasionally on special excursions until the late 1980s. This car was restored again in 1995 for the opening of the F-line. In 2009 it was shipped to Brookville Equipment Company for a complete restoration at a cost of $1.8 million. This streetcar returned to service on October 6, 2012.|
|130||San Francisco (Blue/Gold)||In service||This car was purchased in 1914 as part of a 100-car order from Jewett Car Company. This car ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1958. It was converted into a wrecker and was restored to blue and gold colors in 1983. In 2002, No. 130 was dedicated to longtime San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen.|
|162||San Francisco (Wings)||Out of service||This car was purchased in 1914 as part of a 100-car order from Jewett Car Company. This car ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1958 and was then sold with another car to Orange Empire Railway Museum. It was reacquired in 2003 by the San Francisco Municipal Railway and restored by Market Street Railway in 2004. The car then underwent further restoration by Muni starting in 2005 and returned to service in August 2008, the 50-year anniversary of its earlier retirement. On January 4, 2014, this car was involved in a collision with a container truck, seriously damaging one of its ends.|
|578-S||Market Street Railway||Charter service only|
|798||Market Street Railway (Whiplash Green/White)||Undergoing restoration at Curtis E. Green complex|
The following shows trams (including PCCs) which have operated elsewhere in the United States. Some of these are not in service, and even require extensive restoration.
|Car #||City of Origin (Car's Paint Scheme Colors)||Status||Notes||Image|
|351||Johnstown,Pennsylvania (Orange/Cream)||Awaiting overhaul|
|913||New Orleans, Louisiana (Green)||Awaiting overhaul|
|952||New Orleans, Louisiana (Green)||Out of service|
|2133||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Stored||This was SEPTA's demonstration streetcar before the F-line's inception.|
|2147||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Stored||This was acquired as a parts car for the 1050 class PCC fleet, and has a different propulsion from the current fleet.|
|4008||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Stored||Port Authority 4000 Series PCC, originally built for the Pittsburgh Railways Company, later the Port Authority of Allegheny County. When portions of Port Authority's streetcar system was being rebuilt and modernized in the 1980s, 45 of the Authority's PCC's were to be completely rebuilt as well. However, due to budget problems, only a dozen were actually rebuilt, including this car and 4009. After the Overbrook Line's closure in 1993, these cars were relegated to a shuttle service between the Drake Loop and Castle Shannon until retirement in 1999. Purchased at auction in 2001, 4008 and 4009 are stored and require re-gauging as well as modifications to make them ADA-Compliant.|
|4009||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Awaiting overhaul||Purchased at auction in 2001, along with 4008. See 4008 above.|
The rest of the world
The following shows trams that were acquired from outside the United States.
|Car #||City of Origin (Car's Paint Scheme Colors)||Status||Notes||Image|
|106||Moscow/Orel, Russia (Red)||Stored awaiting restoration|
|151||Osaka, Japan||Stored awaiting restoration|
|189||Porto, Portugal||Undergoing restoration|
|228||Blackpool, England (Green/White)||Operational||Distinctive open-air "boat" car|
|233||Blackpool, England (Green/White)||Undergoing renovation||Open-air boat car. Recently purchased from the Beamish Tramway.|
|496||Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige)||Operational||W2-class|
|578-J||Kobe/Hiroshima, Japan||Undergoing restoration|
|586||Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige)||Out of service||W2-class|
|737 (7037)||Brussels, Belgium||Operational||This car's original service career was spent on the Brussels, Belgium streetcar system, but it was repainted in San Francisco in the blue-and-white paint scheme of the Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich, as Zurich, Switzerland, is a sister city of San Francisco.|
|916||Melbourne, Australia (Green)||Undergoing restoration||SW6-class. Awaiting modifications necessary to operate on E and F line.|
|3557||Hamburg, Germany (Brown/White)||Stored awaiting restoration|
- Peter Witt streetcar
- US Standard Light Rail Vehicle
- Muni Metro
- Perley A. Thomas
- Jewett Car Company
- W.L. Holman Car Company
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