SF To Reopen Cable Cars In August, Offers Month-Long Free Rides

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San Francisco’s signature cable cars, which closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will come back in August with a month-long free ride to residents. 

In a press conference on Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced plans to reopen the cable cars in August as the city prepares to lift all COVID-19 restrictions. 

“What’s going to happen at the beginning of August is the cable cars will be available to all riders for the entire month of August for free of charge. So we are bringing them back a little earlier, not as early as I wished, but early enough so that you catch them at the end of the summer, right before you send your kid back to school when they open this fall, and they had better open this fall,” Breed said

The cable cars are expected to return to full-fare, normal scheduling on Sept. 1. 

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