Reader Mail: A "What the Heck?" Moment on the N
This hasn't been a great week so far for our Mighty N. First, we had the train jump the tracks last night, which caused quite a bit of ruckus. Now, Reader Peter writes in with a strange situation on the N today:
I hope you can advise a neophyte...
I tried to take my kids to 31st and Judah this morning (26 October, 11 AM) by getting on the N at Duboce Park. The online Muni schedule says that all trains run out to Ocean Beach, and when I called 311 the person advising me told me the same thing... every 10ish minutes, all the way to La Playa.
However we waited for an hour at Duboce Park, and each train that came by said that they stopped at 19th and went no further. We went home.
I called 311 again and they said that the drivers were wrong, all trains go to La Playa.
So I turn to you, who seem to know more about this than anyone else. What's the deal??
I have to say this is a bit strange. I haven't heard of any track work being done that would have caused this, and it seems even stranger that there'd be so many trains stopping at 19th in the middle of the day. (That's usually reserved for rush hour).
The disconnect between what 311 says, what the drivers say, and what Muni says makes this even more baffling. Loyal Readers, feel free to offer your observations. Perhaps we'll get a response from Muni in the process!