Tiburon Ferry Terminal

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Tiburon Ferry Terminal
Ferry terminal
Royal Star ferry at the jetty in Tiburon.jpg
A Blue and Gold Fleet ferry at Tiburon, 2015
Location Tiburon, California
Coordinates 37°52′22″N122°27′20″W / 37.872817°N 122.455437°W / 37.872817; -122.455437 Coordinates: 37°52′22″N122°27′20″W / 37.872817°N 122.455437°W / 37.872817; -122.455437
Operated by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District : Golden Gate Ferry
Connections Golden Gate Transit: 8
Marin Transit: 119, 219

The Tiburon Ferry Terminal is a ferry landing for Golden Gate Ferry and Angel Island–Tiburon Ferry Company passenger ferries in Tiburon, California in the San Francisco Bay Area's North Bay. It connects commuters from Marin County with job centers in San Francisco across the San Francisco Bay to the Ferry Building. The terminal also provides tourist and recreational passenger service to the Ayala Cove Ferry Terminal on Angel Island State Park.

Golden Gate Ferry

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This terminal originally served as a ferry connection for the North Pacific Coast Railroad before interurban service was discontinued on February 28, 1941. [1] September 25, 1967 marked the end of steam freight service. [2] Golden Gate Ferry service commenced on March 6, 2017. [3]

North Pacific Coast Railroad railroad in California

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References

  1. Wood, Jim. "Remnants of the Rail Era". Marin Magazine. December 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. "Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum". Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. "'Spiffy': Tiburon ferry riders welcome new service". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 14 March 2017.