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Motorization of California Cable Car Line: May 9 & 10, 2024

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All day, Thursday & Friday


UPDATE #2: The OB 1 California reroute has been modified to include an alternate stop location useful to riders looking to avoid the hills in the area of the reroute. The service change has been added to the 
UPDATE #1: The OB 1 California reroute has been slightly modified to account for a difficult turn onto Leavenworth in the original orders. Buses will now make the turn from Sutter Street onto Larkin Street. The service changes table has been edited to reflect the new route.

Event Summary

Due to expected street closures, California Cable Car Line service will be provided by buses for all hours of operation on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10. Additionally, the 1 California will have a minor outbound reroute from 4 a.m to 10 p.m.. Please continue reading below for more information.

Street Closures

The following streets will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday:

  • California between Powell & Taylor
  • Mason between Pine & Sacramento

Service Changes

Four buses will provide California Cable Car Line service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. All regular California Cable Car Line stops will be serviced, except as noted in the table below due to necessary reroutes to accommodate the expected street closures. The outbound 1 California Route will have a small reroute in place with five stops missed along Sacramento Street.


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California Cable Car Bus Shuttle Substitution Information
Route & Direction Duration Service Change Summary Missed Stops Alternate Stop Locations
California Cable Car
Inbound to Embarcadero
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. From California & Taylor via Taylor, Pacific, Powell, Jackson, Stockton, Clay, Montgomery, California to regular route
California Cable Car
Outbound to Van Ness
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. From California & Drumm via Drumm, Sacramento, Davis, California, Stockton, Pine, Leavenworth, California to regular route
1 California
Outbound to The Richmond
4 a.m. to 10 p.m. From Sacramento & Stockton via Stockton, Sutter, Larkin, Sacramento to regular route