Loyal Readers once again submit their tales of woe on the N-Judah…today Reader Jeff S. relates what is becoming an all-too-common occurance – outbound N-Judah trains turning around long before they arrive at Ocean Beach:
Thought you might find this article from last weekend enjoyable (or frustrating or both).
SF MUNI:Broken – Friday Nightmares
And on a related note:
Last Friday around 4pm, two friends and I needed to take the N-Judah inbound from Judah and 28th. No bus in sight, we decided to walk the extra distance from 28th to 25th and Judah, which has a Nextbus display. Nextbus said 29 minutes till the next N. My solution? Walk another half mile to 19th and Judah. Just as we arrived, they were turning around an N at 19th! So we quickly got on.
My two friends (who always always pay) were so fed up with the N, that they hopped on the back figuring MUNI owed them a free ride. Had I not bought a fast pass, I might have joined their little protest.
First off, thanks for the link to SF MUNI:Broken – the author brings up some excellent points, as well as a tale of woe that mirrors one I had on Saturday trying to get home after a wonderful dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse.
I have heard the problem our Loyal Reader brings to our attention enough times to wonder if it is simply going to become a fact of life for those living past the Red Line of 19th Street that the N may or may not take them all the way home. Not a pretty prospect at any time, but especially in the winter months.
I plan on sending a barrage of complaints to MUNI to see what happens. Maybe the money spent on those big parties for the T-Third and those many slick brochures could have been spent on something like making the one line that was once on time more than most stay on time.