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Old August 3rd, 2015, 05:51 PM   #1121
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This Muni Metro station was featured in one of my favorites films, 48 Hrs. Church Street Station was only two years old when it was filmed there.

































This is the first movie with Eddie Murphy.
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Old August 6th, 2015, 05:46 AM   #1122
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Almost missed - from sfbay.com:

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Muni rolls out new E-Embarcadero line
July 31, 2015, 8:14 pm



A new San Francisco Muni historic streetcar line will open Saturday along the waterfront, taking tourists and residents from the Caltrain station at Fourth and King streets to Fisherman’s Wharf along The Embarcadero

The new E-Embarcadero line, which will only operate on the weekends for now, between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, is part of a ten percent increase in Muni service approved by the Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors back in May last year in their two-year operating budget

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Old August 7th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #1123
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Old August 7th, 2015, 11:29 PM   #1124
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Another Eddie Murphy movie that makes good use of SF streetscape is Dr Doolitle.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #1125
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Transbay Center construction, 3rd August:


IMG_0165 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Which level it is? Rail level or higher?
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Old August 9th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #1126
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Some other photos:


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Old August 9th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #1127
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Old August 10th, 2015, 06:08 AM   #1128
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Transbay Center construction, 3rd August:


IMG_0165 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Which level it is? Rail level or higher?
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Here's what I remember:

Basement 2 or 3: Railway Platforms
Basement 1 or 2: Concourse
Basement 1 or Ground Floor: Shops
Mezzanine: Open Space
Level 2 or 3: Bus Terminal and Ramps (connect directly to and from the Bay Bridge)
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Old August 10th, 2015, 07:43 AM   #1129
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Here's what I remember:

Basement 2 or 3: Railway Platforms
Basement 1 or 2: Concourse
Basement 1 or Ground Floor: Shops
Mezzanine: Open Space
Level 2 or 3: Bus Terminal and Ramps (connect directly to and from the Bay Bridge)
So the underground section, which shown in first two posts, is actually for rail platforms. How nice! For the reminder:

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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:13 AM   #1130
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Neat. Is there funding to actually build a tunnel to it?

It will be a cool space for urbex people to break into and explore 50 years from now. It can be a reminder of how there was supposed to be a high speed train but it only ever ran in the Central Valley before being defunded and closing. Check out this huge underground vault built for a failed construction project back in the 2000s! Our team brought a kayak as it has gradually filled with groundwater. Check out these haunting images!

Our grandchildren can then debate whether it was politics or self driving cars that killed passenger trains. Or both.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 02:38 PM   #1131
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Neat. Is there funding to actually build a tunnel to it?

It will be a cool space for urbex people to break into and explore 50 years from now. It can be a reminder of how there was supposed to be a high speed train but it only ever ran in the Central Valley before being defunded and closing. Check out this huge underground vault built for a failed construction project back in the 2000s! Our team brought a kayak as it has gradually filled with groundwater. Check out these haunting images!

Our grandchildren can then debate whether it was politics or self driving cars that killed passenger trains. Or both.
...or, just go down to the platforms and people watch as the trains come and go.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 03:23 PM   #1132
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From Railway Gazette:

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Caltrain electrification grant
11 Aug 2015



USA: The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has approved the allocation of $20m to help fund the electrification of the Caltrain corridor in northern California.

The grant is being funded through the Mobile Source Incentive Fund, which is collected from a $2 fee on motor vehicles registered in the Bay Area; $5m is to be disbursed over each of the next four years.

The project envisages the electrification at 25 kV 60 Hz AC of 82 route-km between San Francisco and San Jose. The first electric trains are due to start running by late 2020

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Old August 13th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #1133
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A (not so) distant station

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From 12th Street station in downtown Oakland.


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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:41 AM   #1134
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:42 PM   #1135
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"Final piece of steel being placed on the Haystack Bridge in Petaluma. See if you can spot the flag and tree which are celebratory symbols for completion of steel projects such as this."




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Old August 25th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #1136
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How much of the SMART line is built?
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Some cool San Fran Historical Streetcar photos from Kevin Mueller


San Francisco - July 7, 2015 (120)
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San Francisco - Market and Steuart - July 7, 2015 (1)
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San Francisco - Embarcadero and Don Chee - July 7, 2015 (27)
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San Francisco - Embarcadero near Mission - July 7, 2015 (1)
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How much of the SMART line is built?
Most of phase 1 (Santa Rosa to San Rafael) track reconstruction is complete. San Rafael still has some track work finishing up and that should be done by the end of September. The Haystack Bridge and some intersection improvements in Petaluma will be done at the end of October, at which point they'll install fiber optic cables for communication systems. They haven't built the station platforms yet either. Testing has already started and will continue for much of next year. The line is scheduled to open "late" 2016 and man, can I hardly wait!
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What are chances of a tram (streetcar) line being built along "El Camino Real" all the way from Milbrae to Santa Clara?
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What are chances of a tram (streetcar) line being built along "El Camino Real" all the way from Milbrae to Santa Clara?
What's on the table at the moment is BRT. Both San Mateo County (Millbrae-Palo Alto) and Santa Clara County (Palo Alto-Santa Clara) are planning BRT, but the Santa Clara half is way ahead at the moment.
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