San Francisco Muni N-Judah Repairs On Schedule

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Two San Francisco Muni N Judah streetcars on Judah St. near 9th Ave. (Lennart Bolks)

Two San Francisco Muni N Judah streetcars on Judah St. near 9th Ave. (Lennart Bolks)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Relief is in sight for tens of thousands of San Francisco Muni riders who have been impacted by repairs to the N-Judah line.

The underground work on Muni’s busiest line, running from Ocean Beach to the Caltrain Station on Fourth and King Streets, is on schedule according to transit spokesman Paul Rose.

Rose said things should be up and running at 5 a.m. on June 4th, just in time for the Monday morning commute.

The N line was shut down last Friday night for what Rose called, some major infrastructure repairs at the intersection of Church and Duboce. He said the line needs fine tuning from time to time.

KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:

“We had to dig into the ground, take the track out, replace that track and the switches,” Rose said.

While that was going on, riders were forced off of the underground trains along the entire line and asked to ride buses. Some said it wasn’t nearly as bad as they thought it was going to be and that it wasn’t all that disruptive.

Others countered that it was an absolute mess and that it took twice the time for them to get to their jobs.

Muni employees have been out at the bus stops this past week, helping direct riders who were unfamiliar with the bus bridge process.

The good news, said Rose, is that everything is moving along nicely.

The bus bridge will remain in place until the underground starts moving again.

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