SF to pull cable cars, streetcars for 49ers game

  • Associated Press
  • January 18, 2014 - 1:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is planning to take its historic cable cars and streetcars off the streets during and after Sunday's 49ers playoff game.

The San Francisco Chronicle ( reports that Muni officials want to protect the cable cars and streetcars from rowdy fans and troublemakers after the Niners win — or lose — in Seattle. Transit officials also say they want to protect riders from hurting themselves.

Downtown cable cars and F-Market street cars will not be in service in the afternoon and into the night. Muni's electric trolley buses will be out of service all-day Sunday.

Muni officials say the transit system will use buses on some cable car and rail lines during and after the game that starts at 3:30 p.m.

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