Powell/Mason Cable Car

511: Weekday service on July 3; Sunday service on July 4 Yesterday More...

Update: It was previously announced that Muni routes would follow a Saturday schedule on Friday, July 3. This has changed. Muni will follow a regular weekday schedule on July 3. The 76X Marin Headlands Express route will not run.

The following weekday-only routes will not run July 4:

1AX, 1BX, 7R, 7X, 8AX, 8BX, 9R, 14X, 28R, 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX, 41, 81X, 82X, 83X, 88.

Supplemental service is already not running for the summer.  

The 76X Marin Headlands Express Route will run July 4.

All other bus routes and rail lines will use the weekday schedule on Friday and Sunday schedule on Saturday.

The Muni Metro will open at 5 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.


511: Reroutes, extra service for July 4 Fireworks 2 days ago More...

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks and Music Festival along the northern waterfront will take place between 2:00 and 9:30 pm. Fireworks will be set off from from a barge off Pier 39 and from the Municipal Pier, Aquatic Park, beginning at 9:30 pm.

Accessibility

The 8 and Embarcadero Shuttle routes provide the most level nearby access to the Pier 39 fireworks.

Pre-event details

Pre-event shuttle

Muni will provide shuttle bus service to the waterfront area from 2:00 until 8:30 pm:

  • Caltrain (Townsend at 4th) to Bay & Kearny
  • Embarcadero at F-Line Ferry Plaza stop to Bay & Kearny
    • Between 2:30 and 8:30 pm, SFMTA staff will be selling transfers at the Ferry Building. Muni customers are encouraged to purchase their round-trip fare in advance or use a Clipper® Card. Regular Muni fares apply.
  • Civic Center (Van Ness & Market) to Chestnut & Van Ness

Pre-event regular service

  • Powell-Hyde Cable Car from Powell and Market to Hyde and Beach until 4:00 pm
  • Powell-Mason Cable Car from Powell and Market to Taylor and Bay until 7:00 pm
  • 8 Bay Shore from City College to Powell and Bay
  • 30 Stockton from Caltrain to Broderick and Beach via Union. Some trips may terminate at Union and Columbus.
  • 45 Union/Stockton from Caltrain to Union and Lyon via Union.
  • 47 Van Ness from Caltrain to Van Ness and Chestnut
  • 49 Van Ness/Mission from City College to Van Ness and Union

Vehicles will attempt to reach these locations. As the area gets crowded late in the day, vehicles may not be able to reach the exact location. They will get as close as possible.

Post-event details

Post-event shuttle

Return service after the fireworks is until 11:30 p.m.

  • From Polk & Francisco to Van Ness & Market
  • From Embarcadero & Bay to Ferry Building
  • From Embarcadero & Bay to Caltrain

Post-event regular service

  • 8 Bay Shore from Powell & Lombard to City College
  • 30 Stockton from Chestnut & Van Ness to Caltrain via Union
  • 47 Van Ness from Van Ness & Chestnut to Caltrain
  • 49 Van Ness/Mission from Van Ness & Chestnut to City College

Boarding locations may change based on traffic conditions at the time. Check with Muni personnel at Embarcadero & Bay and at Polk & Francisco for exact boarding areas.

Caltrain is providing extra trips from San Francisco. Allow an hour to get to Caltrain from Embarcadero and Bay.

Muni Metro will be operating extra post-event service to Embarcadero and Caltrain. This service will run until approximately midnight.

Delays on July 4

The 22, 28, 45 and 91 routes are subject to delays.

Reroutes on July 4

The F Line will terminate service at Steuart Street and Don Chee Way starting at 2:00 pm. Use pre-event bus shuttles from the Ferry Building to Embarcadero and Bay.

Powell cable car lines will operate until times shown in the table below, followed by bus substitution services.

Other reroutes are scheduled to start at 3:00 pm.

Reroutes will last until the streets are clear, possibly as late as midnight.

Reroute details

Stop details
Line/Route Missed Stops Alternate Stops/Lines/Routes
California Cable Car to Market
  • The last car leaving Van Ness is at 8:00 pm
  • Bus substitution service
California Cable Car to Van Ness
  • The last car leaving Market is at 8:30 pm
  • Bus substitution service
Powell-Hyde Cable Car to Fisherman's Wharf
  • The last car leaving Powell & Market is at 4:00 pm
  • Bus substitution service
  • From Ellis & Powell via left on Powell, left on Jackson, right on Hyde, left on Lombard, right on Larkin, right on Chesntut
Powell-Hyde Cable Car to Powell and Market
  • The last car leaving Hyde & Beach is 5:00 pm
  • Bus substitution service
  • From Chestnut & Hyde via  right on Hyde, left on Washington, right on Powell, right on Ellis, left on Mason, left on Eddy, left on Cyril Magnin, right on Ellis to Powell

Powell-Mason Cable Car to Fisherman's Wharf

  • The last car leaving Powell & Market is at 7:00 pm
  • Bus substitution service
  • From Ellis & Powell via left on Powell, left on Jackson, right on Mason, left on Filbert, right on Taylor, right on Greenwich, right on Mason

Powell-Mason Cable Car to Powell and Market

  • The last car leaving Bay & Taylor is 8:00 pm
  • Bus substitution service
  • From Greenwich & Mason via  right on Mason, left on Washington, right on Powell, right on Ellis, left on Mason, left on Eddy, left on Cyril Magnin, right on Ellis to Powell

F Market and Wharves to Fisherman's Wharf

  • No streetcar service north of Ferry Bldg.
  • Use special bus shuttle from Ferry Bldg. to Embarcadero and Bay, runs from 2 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.
F Market and Wharves to Castro and Market
  • No streetcar service north of Ferry Bldg.
  • No service from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. when special bus shuttle from Embarcadero and Bay runs to Ferry Bldg.
8X Bay Shore Express To Fisherman's Wharf
  • Bay and Midway
  • Kearny and North Point
  • Powell and Bay
8X Bay Shore Express to City College
  • Kearny and North Point
  • North Point and Stockton
  • Powell and North Point, Francisco
  • Powell and Lombard
19 Polk to Fisherman's Wharf
  • All stops north of Greenwich
  • Polk and Union
19 Polk to India Basin
  • All stops north of Greenwich
  • Polk and Union
  • Bus will leave Polk and Union immediately after stopping for customers
28 19th Avenue inbound to Marina
  • Only if needed:
    • Park Presidio & California
    • Golden Gate Bridge Parking Lot
    • Golden Gate Bridge & Merchant
    • Richardson & Francisco 
28 19th Avenue outbound to Daly City BART
  • Only if needed:
    • Richardson & Francisco 
    • Golden Gate Bridge Parking Lot
    • Golden Gate Bridge & Merchant
30 Stockton to Caltrain
  • Van Ness and Francisco
  • All stops on North Point
  • All stops on Columbus
  • Some trips will only serve as far south as 5th & Folsom
  • Chestnut and Van Ness
  • Union mid-block between Powell and Columbus, 41-Route stop
  • Take 8 Bayshore from north of Union to connect with 30 at Union & Columbus
  • For travel south of Folsom, board the 45-Union/Stockton at any point south of Washington Square

30 Stockton to the Marina

  • Some trips will begin service at 3rd & Folsom
  • All stops on Columbus
  • All stops on North Point
  • Van Ness and North Point, Chestnut
  • Union and Columbus, northeast corner, 41-Route stop
  • Use 8 Bayshore to get closer to Fisherman's Wharf
  • Chestnut and Van Ness, 30X-Route stop
39 Coit to Coit Tower
  • Stockton and Beach.
  • Powell and: Beach, North Point, Francisco.
  • Powell and Lombard
47 Van Ness to Van Ness and North Point
  • All stops north of Chestnut
  • Chestnut and Van Ness, 30X Route stop
47 Van Ness to Caltrain
  • All stops north of Chestnut
  • Van Ness and Chestnut
  • Bus will leave Van Ness and Chestnut immediately after stopping for customers
49 Van Ness/Mission to Van Ness and North Point
  • All stops north of Union
  • Union and Van Ness, 45-Line stop
49 Van Ness/Mission to City College
  • All stops north of Union
  • Union and Van Ness, 45-Line stop
  • Bus will leave Union and Van Ness immediately after stopping for customers

Traffic

  • EMBARCADERO: Bay to Taylor
  • HYDE: Beach to Jefferson
  • JEFFERSON: Embarcadero to Hyde
  • LEAVENWORTH: Beach to Jefferson
  • BEACH: Hyde to west of Polk
  • JONES: Beach to Jefferson
  • TAYLOR: Beach to Embarcadero
  • MASON: Beach to Jefferson
  • POLK & LARKIN: North Point to Beach
  • POWELL: Beach to Jefferson
  • VAN NESS: North Point to Municipal Pier
  • POLK: Union to Francisco

The Powell-Mason Cable Car route is shown as line PM on the Official Muni Map.

Inbound

Taylor and Bay (Fisherman's Wharf) via Taylor, Columbus, Mason, Washington, Powell to Market.

Outbound

Powell, Jackson, Mason, Columbus, Taylor to Bay (Fisherman's Wharf).

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