San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System: San Francisco Geary Line and Former Marin Line (1961)

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    From October 1961 Supplement to the June 1961 Engineering Report to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District—Four County System.

    The thing I didn't quite catch before is that the Geary Line would have been routed into the Transbay Tube, while the earlier Marin Line would have had no track connections to the rest of the system.

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    1. benadamx 61 months ago | reply

      no surprises about the marin line, but why'd the geary line get cut?

    2. Metroliner 61 months ago | reply

      I don't quite get how the Marin Line would be able to work with no track connection with the rest of the system. The cars would be marooned on that stretch of track.

    3. Eric Fischer 61 months ago | reply

      It does seem like a bad idea. The only analogous situation I can think of is the CTA's Blue Line, which didn't have any track connections until the second phase of subway construction. BART would have had a yard for the Marin Line in Santa Venetia.

      The Geary line got cut because BART was desperately short of construction funds and it was the line with the least promise for ridership and future extensions.

    4. Chris Saul 57 months ago | reply

      Seems like keeping the Marin line separate like that is almost a play to make sure didn't get built. Seems like it makes no sense at all

    5. ericsoco 36 months ago | reply

      I would ride the Geary Line. Most definitely. One can dream...

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