This morning, Reader Sam noticed some delays, and an odd appearence of an N train at Church St. Station! Read on, and post something in the comments if you saw something similar early this morning:
This morning, I headed to the East Portal stop to catch the inbound N to 4th & King. When I got there (around 7:10), the Next Muni screen showed something like 50 & 55 minutes for the next arrival. Based on that, I ran down to the Church St Station to try to catch the T (my only other hope for getting to Caltrain). Much to my surprise, the next train to show up at the station was the N-Judah!
I thought my problems were over, since I should have had plenty of time to catch my 7:59 train, but then the train I was on sat between the 2nd & 4th street stops for over 10 minutes, and as far as I could see, there were a lot more trains stacked up at the turnaround. Another train came up 4th and turned onto King, following the route for the KT, but it’s sign said N-Judah as well. Luckily, the driver was sympathetic to our plight, and he eventually lowered the stairs and opened the doors, giving us just enough time to run to the train.
I still don’t know what caused all this commotion, so I’d love to hear if you get any more info.
The SF Appeal has this article about some short term changes MUNI is making while the NTSB investigates the crash.
UPDATE: And a review of Twitterpals’s posts indicates it was another severed overhead wire at Church and Duboce.
Another one? Eesh.