This iconic 1934 streetcar will be back in business for Fleet Week!
San Francisco might be best known for its cable cars, but anyone who’s never taken a ride on the famous boat tram is really missing out! The pale yellow, open-air tram is Muni’s most popular streetcar, servicing the waterfront between Fisherman’s Wharf and the SF Railway Museum. It will return from October 7-11 from around 10am-5pm each day. San Francisco Fleet Week will host the Blue Angels there from October 8-10!
Youth Transportation Board Advisory Member Alexander announced on Twitter that the boat tram would be back in business starting this Thursday, October 7, as well as on “some Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays” in the future. You can keep an eye on all streetcars in operation using this live streetcar map.
fleet week isn’t just limited to boats on the water…
yes, the boat tram is making a return! should be out fleet weekend, and some mondays, thursdays and fridays. if all goes to plan, this thursday will be its first day out. it’s also out today for a training run. pic.twitter.com/QGnS8AJbeW
— Alexander (@sashazandr) September 27, 2021
Muni owns 2 boat trams for the F Line, both of which hail from Blackpool, England. Trams #228 and #233 =were built in 1934 and operated in Blackpool for decades before eventually arriving in San Francisco in 1984 and 2013, respectively. Only 10 other trams were manufactured, 3 of which still operate in Blackpool on special tours.
Our boat trams in San Francisco are highly popular, which is saying a lot considering how many lovely vintage streetcars continue to service the city. It might help that SFMTA has started an extremely wholesome Twitter account, @BoatTramSF, which posts ridiculously cute tweets from the tram!
getting out and stretching my trolley wire in preparation for seeing all my frens again 🥺 https://t.co/pVufY3ArSO
— The Boat Tram (@boattramsf) September 28, 2021
wow it’s so hot out! perfect day to be topless
— The Boat Tram (@boattramsf) June 16, 2021
it is just my opinion but i think i should be verified @jack
— The Boat Tram (@boattramsf) May 15, 2021
time to zoom on home!! goodbye frens, hope to see you again soon!! pic.twitter.com/JPtCsw3lkB
— The Boat Tram (@boattramsf) May 14, 2021
Hoping to set sail on the boat tram? Keep an eye out for it along the waterfront at the Embarcadero. It’ll be in operation from Thursday, October 7 until Monday, October 11 from 10am-5pm, with more dates to come.
Featured image: Courtesy of Jeremy Whiteman from @talesoftherails