SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco's cable cars and vintage streetcars have been taken

out of service today due to the 49ers NFC Championship game against the

Seattle Seahawks, a transit spokesman said.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has made several

changes in its Sunday transit service on to protect fans, riders and Muni

vehicles from potential damage during or after today's 49ers game, which

starts at 3:30 p.m., spokesman Paul Rose said.

Most cable cars have been replaced by bus shuttles for the day.

Powell Street cable car lines will only run between Fisherman's Wharf and

Chinatown.

Cable car shuttles will carry customers between the cable car

turnaround at Market and Powell streets and the intersection of Washington

and Powell streets, Rose said.

The California Street cable car line will be replaced by a shuttle

starting at 2 p.m.

All day today, the F-Market streetcars will be serviced by Muni

buses.

Most Muni Metro trains will run regular service, with the

exception of the N-Judah, which will be serviced by Muni bus shuttles between

stops at 22nd Avenue and Church Street.

Starting at 6 p.m., there will be no buses making stops on Market

Street between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero, Rose said.

Buses will be rerouted to Mission Street between those two

locations.

All overhead lines that power electric Muni buses throughout the

city have been de-energized, Rose said.

Other Muni bus lines will also run temporary re-routes on Sunday.

The most updated information regarding route and service changes

can be found online at www.sfmta.com or by calling 511.