Cable cars San Francisco (USA) – description, history, location. Exact address, phone number, website. Reviews of tourists, photos and videos.
An astonishing means of transport that San Francisco residents and visitors alike enjoy, cable cars seem to have teleported to the ultra-modern metropolis straight from the 19th century. For the second century now, old-fashioned trailers have been regularly running along the streets of “Fran” – creaking slightly at turns, but rewarding passengers with magnificent views through large windows framed with wooden frames.
San Francisco cable cars are the oldest and only surviving form of this transport. The cars are set in motion according to the funicular principle, only the leading cable is laid underground, like a “sunken” rail. The tram cogwheel clings to it – and the transport begins to move. An additional advantage of this system is the ability to move the tram even on steep slopes. Cable cars were launched in 1873, and today the route system has three lines and covers as many as 69 blocks! Cable cars run between Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach and the Fisherman’s Wharf with Pier 39.
What is especially pleasant – it is not forbidden to ride on the step; for the convenience of passengers, special external handrails were invented.
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