This September 14th, Muni will once again be running historic streetcars in demonstration service for the E-Embarcadero line. This time it covers both the Sunday Streets event in the morning and a neighborhood fair in the afternoon, so the E-line streetcars will operate from Caltrain to Pier 39 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Rides will be free all day.
UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that 1914 Muni ‘Iron Monster’ No. 162 will be one of the streetcars operating on the E-line on Sunday. This will be the first opportunity for most people to ride this historic trolley on the streets of San Francisco for the first time in fifty years.
Streetcar No. 952 runs past the ballpark on King Street during the last E-line demonstration service on August 31, 2008. David Dugan photo.
This is a great chance to tour some of the city’s newest residential neighborhoods and meet many of the neighbors. The folks in the South Beach-Rincon Hill-Mission Bay Neighborhood Association are throwing a big ‘block party’ on the Bay side promenade of The Embarcadero between Pier 40 and McCovey Cove from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (the Giants are on the road that day.) They’re great supporters of the permanent E-line and have asked Market Street Railway to staff a table to tell folks all about it.
The more people that turn out to ride the E-line during this demonstration service, the better case we can make to try to accelerate at least partial start-up of the permanent E-line. So take a ride and come see us in South Beach on Sunday, September 14th.