San Francisco Muni buses are now driving around with a vintage wrap – And here’s why

September 15, 2023 by No Comments

If you’ve used San Francisco public transport lately then you may have seen vintage-looking buses. No, you’ve not slipped back in time and you’re not going mad either. In fact, there is a very simple explanation for this. The reason is due to Muni Heritage Weekend which is set to take place on September 23-24th. Here, city buses from yesteryear will be in service giving a nod to the past designs that have previously been used.

Sometimes, people mistakenly believe that the current bus fleet is given a temporary makeover, however this is not the case. If anything, it shows just how good the mechanics of the previous buses are in terms of them still being able to run normally.


Over the years, Muni Heritage Weekend has become a regular event related to the San Francisco Municipal Railway, it involves activities, displays, and events that showcase the history and heritage of San Francisco’s public transit system. This includes vintage streetcar rides, historical exhibits, guided tours, and other activities that allow residents and visitors to learn about and appreciate the city’s transit history.

Unfortunately for some, this also means that the vintage-looking buses won’t be around after the weekend when the fleet will return to their usual designs. So, if you’re a fan of all things yesteryear then check them out while they’re still around, and see what it was like back in the day.

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