The M-Ocean View is the longest of
light rail routes that the rider can take that operate between Balboa Park and downtown.
After the private right of way beyond West Portal Ave. the line turns onto busy 19th Ave.
for relatively speedy running in the median. This inbound Boeing-Vertol train is about to reach the
station at San Francisco State University. Both the school and
the nearby Stonestown Galleria shopping center are major traffic
generators along the route.
It was close to this location that in March of 1969 I first beheld a
San Francisco trolley -- one of the handsome PCCs. That was
one very significant day in my personal history of transit
After completing the stretch along 19th, the line
uses four city streets to get to the outbound terminal.