3rdrail wrote:The powerhouse which drives the "rope" under the street is electrically controlled, and is located at Hyde/Washington Sts.Mason/Washington, isn't it?
timz wrote:You're right - Mason/Washington - I was thinking of the end of the Hyde Street Line. (Actually, I have Hyde St. on the brain for another reason, but enough about that !) Splicing is a time-honored skill that has been passed down by generations. Like everything else on the Cable system, it's done by muscle power !3rdrail wrote:The powerhouse which drives the "rope" under the street is electrically controlled, and is located at Hyde/Washington Sts.Mason/Washington, isn't it?
Hard to believe all the cars (including the Calif St) are clamped onto cable loops that run from one end of the line to the other and over to the powerhouse. As I recall the cables only last six months or so? Supposedly splicing the ends of a new one together is a job.
modorney wrote:Cable car basic fare is 5 bucks, one way. No muni transfers are accepted, or given out. However, there are fare options:The San Francisco CityPass includes a seven-day Muni & cable car passport. The pass offers discount admission to six tourist attractions in the city.
Bart Plus - this gives you half a month of unlimited riding (flash pass) on cable cars, muni and a bunch of other systems, plus a fixed amount of BART. If you are here a while, the 38 bucks is a good deal.
Passport - a 1, 3 or 7 day pass - 11 to 24 bucks - good for cable cars and Muni.
Weekly pass - 15 bucks - good for all of Muni, Cable Cars require another buck.