Ride the E-Embarcadero Line to South Beach

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.

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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.

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