Is the F the Least-Reliable Line in Town?

Lately, it sure seems so.

Tara reports that trains let passengers out on Market near New Montgomery this morning around 9 because of a supposed power outage along the Embarcadero.

To top things off, as things go, passengers headed toward the northeast corner are pretty much screwed. No apparent extra buses sent in to help, extra passengers, cabs difficult to get.

It’s not a big city. We have a public transportation system. Why is it so hard to get around San Francisco?

The Occasional Random Niceness of … People

(Reposted, with permission, from Tony Long’s North Beach Examiner)

Legendary Chronicle columnist Herb Caen used to run what he called “Sight ’ems” — interesting little oddities he (or one of his legmen) spotted wandering around the old town. Back in Caen’s day this wouldn’t have rated a mention, it being a more civilized burg, but in 2008 I found the scene jarring:

Three tourists, all women, riding a northbound 9x-Bayshore Express, and clearly lost. They didn’t speak any English (I think that was Portuguese I was hearing, but maybe it was … well, who cares?) and the bus driver spoke nothing but English. As they chattered away at the driver, laughing and waving a map under her nose while she crossed Market and headed up Kearny, I expected to hear some very colorful English indeed.

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F Hits Cyclist (Update)

Update 2: Still no official word on what caused the pile-up of buses and trains on Market this morning. The headline of this post is what it is because, frankly, we ran with hearsay rather than verifying. Sorry for the sensationalism.

That said, we don’t know that a train didn’t hit a cyclist. Anyone reading this who has information is encouraged to let us know. You can leave a comment here on Muni Diaries. Thanks!

Update 1: Still no word on this morning’s accident on or near Market. But Tara snapped this photo of the Muni backup on the street:

Original post: Or, is it “Cyclist hit by F?”

Details to come …

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