GETTING READY FOR THE MUNI METRO

Major events and factors crucial to the San Francisco Municipal Railway system are described. This system which will integrate urban and regional transit networks, will have a fleet of 55-mph Light Rail Vehicles and a brand new or largely rebuilt, largely graded separated rail system that will permit reductions in overall running times ranging from a third to nearly half. The retainment and requirement of 5 heavily used street railway lines operating in the city's principal thoroughfare, and the new BART-built Market Street (principal thoroughfare) subway are seen as key elements in the development of the municipal railway system. Surface improvements provided for by the system are described. An innovative feature for the upgrade program for existing trackage, was the establishment of a reserved median strip for rail lines in place of trackage in paved street areas. The construction of a new shop facility and the new fleet of 100 articulated Boeing-Vertol cars are briefly described. The gradual and carefully tested introduction of the Muni and its integration with regional BART system are outlined.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Middleton, W D
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-9

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-32
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  • Accession Number: 00098659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM