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February 17, 2017

I can’t really say what the F stands for here. Can you?

February 17, 2017

I can’t really say what the F stands for here. Can you?

You won’t find a better or cooler way to get around San Francisco than this traditional ride in the heart of the city. Head on over to the Embarcadero and hop on the F line streetcar. Now, you may be wondering what the difference is between a streetcar and a cable car. If it runs on steel rails with a trolley pole connected to an overhead wire above, it’s a streetcar or trolley. If it runs on steel rails with an open slot between them, and no overhead wires, it’s a cable car.

That said, we think the F Line streetcar offers the most magical ride in the city as it offers spectacular views of the bay, Coit tower, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more. Visit The San Francisco F Line Streetcar site for more information.

The F-line

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The The F-Market & Wharves historic streetcar line and the city’s three cable car lines are owned and operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Ride almost anytime in Fog City

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The F-line is open 365 days a year from before 6:00 a.m. until after 1 a.m. Streetcars are scheduled to run at least every 15 minutes and as frequently as every six minutes during daylight hours.

Streetcar Adventure

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Start your journey at the western terminal in the Castro district down Market street to the Embarcadero ending at Fishermans Wharf. The F line runs for five miles.

International Flair

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Each streetcar is a different model. For example, you can find yourself on a streetcar that originally ran in Milan, Porto, Blackpool, Melbourne or Zurich!

Sit back and enjoy!

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When you ride the street you experience a historical form of transportation that is actually regularly used by locals.

A Cool Tour

In general, the F Line Streetcar is an overlooked and historic attraction in San Francisco. Cable cars highly overshadowed the streetcars, so the streetcars are not crowded. It also means you can ride for a much cheaper amount. Enjoy!

Take a look at this video on YouTube by Kevin Mueller on A Ride On Streetcar 578 in San Francisco:

Source: onlyinyourstate.com