California Street cable cars to get tune-up

March 25, 2010 12:19:49 PM PDT
San Francisco's famous cable cars that run on California Street will be shut down for six months for improvements starting next January.

The work will not affect the Powell Street lines this time around, but improvements on those lines will be scheduled later.

The California route has the lightest ridership of the three lines. It runs 17 blocks between Van Ness Avenue and Drum Street.

Muni has budgeted about $16-million for the work.

Other funding is coming from the federal government and sales tax revenue.