Transbay Transit Terminal - San Francisco
Series from its final hours of operation - V
A white pigeon and this photographer were the only visitors in front of this once busy transportation terminal. This was the morning following the closure. As I stood here - the place was surrounded by trucks and workers removing overhead wires. Wires that fed electricity to the trolley buses which would queue here by the dozens awaiting their next scheduled runs.
As for these tracks - there hadn't been a streetcar here in many years. After the light-rail system became fully operational in 1980 - the surface streetcars ceased to use the Transbay Terminal. San Francisco city buses serviced this facility right to the end.
A final note: Chain-linked fencing had to be bolted to the entrances on both levels facing Mission Street. The terminal had never been closed in all of its years of service - so there was no need for any doors.
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