Muni delays due to derailed N Judah at Church and Duboce


Photo by Jerold Chinn

Update:
SF Public Press reporter Jerold Chinn reports that service actually didn’t return until around 1 a.m. the next morning.

The Examiner reports that light rail service returned to the tracks around 8:20 p.m.

Update 8:04 p.m.
Check out SFMTA’s alternative routes.

Original post:
Our Twitter followers and Transit511 alerts us that the J and N lines are delayed due to a derailed outbound N-Judah train at Church and Duboce this evening. “Outbound service on the light-rail lines was being terminated in the subway at Van Ness station,” reports The Examiner. Shuttle services are running outbound past the derailment.

SF Public Press reporter Jerold Chinn tweeted that he is on the scene watching mechanics on top of the derailed train. No injuries were reported.

According to Transit511:

On Monday, October 24th at 6:54 pm, SF Muni reports delays on the J- and N- Lines at Church and Duboce Streets due to a derailment of the N-Judah outbound. The J-Line is switching back at 16th and Church Streets, and the N-Line is switching back at Carl St. and Hillway Ave. Shuttles are in place on the J-Line going to Balboa, and on the N-Line heading to Ocean Beach.

More photos from Twitter. We’ll keep you updated.


Photo by @kdotcdot


Photo by @lachtaylor



  1. Dario

    one of those muni nights: 5 different vehicles (bart + 2 streetcars + shuttle + bus) to get from 24th street to 5th avenue and an amazing sample of human beings (plus 2 dogs and 1 ferret) as fellow travelers.

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  2. I got shuttled earlier. It was less than delightful

    Maybe we can just all be super surprised if we wake up Tuesday morning to *not* find a giant derailed N Judah still stuck there.

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  3. Rebecca

    The Examiner is reporting wrong: they were still stopping at Castro and switching everyone to shuttle past 9:30-10pm.

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  4. Maxi Slate

    Dayum! Seems the middle truck on the 2nd car “split the switch” @_@

    Now, they have a track crew on that outbound facing point switch to throw and plug it for the corresponding moves on the J & N lines so such incident won’t happen again.

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  5. Jerold

    You’re right Rebecca.

    The scene was not cleared until 1:00 a.m.

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