Existing or Under Construction
Pasadena (see Los Angeles)
Redlands (see San Bernardino)
San Francisco, California
subway, light rail subway, streetcar
San Francisco's rail transit network consists of three networks: a full metro system known as BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), a light rail subway system known as the Muni (short for Municipal railway), and a small streetcar system that integrates in some areas with the MUNI.
BART was created in 1957 as a replacement for the dismantled light rail Key System. The first subway line opened in 1972. The system currently has five lines and covers four counties over 167 km of track and 43 stations.
Under construction is a 1.6 km Central Park subway in Freemont An 8.6 km Warm Springs extension was approved in 2011 and is expected to open in 2016. A 16 km extension from Warm Springs to Berryessa is under construction, while a 10 mile line to Santa Clara University is in the design stage..Also under construction is e-Bart, a 16 km extension using diesel vehicles to Antioch in Contra Costa County. It will be managed by VTA, the transit authority for San Jose, which also runs the county's light rail system. E-Bart
is expected to electrify the line when funds become available. Which begs the question, would a better name have been D-BART?
Also under construction by BART is a 5.2 km automated cable liner which will connect the Coliseum BART station with Oakland Airport. The line is due to open in 2013.
MUNI Light Rail
San Francisco Chronicale articleabout the new BART extension to SFO Airport
Munihome page from San Francisco CitySpan
Newsand links on BART, Muni and many other area transit authorities. Awealth of links, thanks to Joe Simpson
SNAPSHOTS of SAN FRANCISCO
ThirdStreet Light Rail
TheMarket Street Railway Co.
KenjiHojo's Market Street Railway Co.
Web Castro's TheF Line
Redesignof the Bay Bridge to include rail transit, from the ModernTransit Society. Also includes some great old traction images.
The proposed G-Linefor the Muni
The following four images arecourtesy Joe Simpson.
A new subway for San Francisco