A police officer was knocked unconscious and another officer’s nose was damaged while they were breaking up a brawl near the cable car turnaround on Powell Street early Sunday.
The unidentified male officers had been patrolling the area in their police cruiser just after 2 a.m. when they came upon the fight near Ellis Street, Police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
The cable car incident that injured seven people Wednesday was caused by a bolt in the tracks that failed to trigger an alarm meant to alert operators of an obstruction, Muni officials said Thursday. Read More
A Powell-Hyde cable car that stopped abruptly at Powell and Washington streets Wednesday morning injured seven people and delayed a cruise ship scheduled to set sail for Hawaii.
The cable car was traveling toward downtown about 10:20 a.m. with about 40 people aboard when it apparently hit a bolt in the tracks, causing the incident, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
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Muni officials and workers celebrated with members of the public Wednesday during a service inauguration ceremony for the newly restored Powell Street Cable Car No. 26, built in 1890. Workers who participated in the restoration, which took nearly two years, were on hand for Wednesday’s rollout. Read More
Muni kicked off Centennial Week on Sunday to celebrate its 100th birthday. Streetcars are rolled out on the oldest rail line, the J-Church, which opened in 1917.
Next Sunday, those streetcars will travel along Muni’s newest rail line, the T-Third Street, from downtown to Cesar Chavez Street.
During the week, several vintage streetcars will operate on the F line as part of regular daily service between the Castro district and Fisherman’s Wharf. Read More
A driver believed to be drunk collided head-on with one of The City’s moving monuments Wednesday, sending the cable car operator to the hospital, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
The California Street cable car line has been shut down for the remainder of Sunday evening due to a mechanical problem with the cable, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Bus shuttles are operating on the line, officials said. Read More
A cable car worker with a history of making critical statements about city policies has been named president of Muni’s powerful operators union.Eric Williams won a five-person race to succeed Rafael Cabrera as president of the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents 2,200 Muni operators. Cabrera, along with the rest of the union’s current leadership, elected not to run for re-election in the vote, which was held on Friday. Read More
The California cable car line will be back on track this morning after a six-month shutdown for repairs, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will welcome the return of the California line, which has been undergoing maintenance since January, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m., SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose said. Read More
I know, San Francisco’s cable cars are iconic moving landmarks, a huge draw for tourists and an essential part of The City’s long and storied history.
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