Thankfully, rush-hour meltdowns on Muni aren't quite as frequent as they were in recent years, but they're not yet a thing of the past. This morning saw an "overhead wire issue" near the Duboce/Church stop on the N-Judah which continued through the morning rush hour and caused some delays.
And, in addition to that, a collision near Ocean Avenue and San Leandro caused delays around 9:30 a.m. on the K/T line.
As the Chronicle reported, the problem began at 7:15 a.m. when all inbound service on the line had to stop due to a broken overhead wire near the tunnel entrance at Church Street.
Muni of course ran shuttle buses, but those are never sufficient to accommodate the sheer volume of passengers traveling downtown in the morning rush hour. Outer Sunset resident Matt Wright says he rode a packed shuttle to work after waiting roughly 20 minutes to get on one, and tells the paper, "For me it's getting to the point where I'd rather drive to Daly City and take BART down to the Embarcadero where I work."
ATTN: IB #NJudah delay due to overhead wire issue @ Duboce & Noe. Shuttles to supplement service.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 19, 2016
UPDATE: #NJudah bus shuttles from Church & Duboce to Judah & La Playa due to overhead issue.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 19, 2016
ATTN: IB #KIngleside / #TThird delay due to collision near Ocean / San Leandro.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 19, 2016
ATTN: #NJudah still running shuttle buses between Judah/La Playa & Church/Duboce. Expect delays.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 19, 2016
The trouble on the K/T line was cleared quickly, and as of 11:20 a.m., normal service had resumed on the N.
How was your commute this morning, friends?
UPDATE: #NJudah back up and running, but we're working to adjust any gaps in service. Apologies for any inconvenience.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 19, 2016