Goddammit, Muni! Please start working again, so we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.*
Muni rider Christian reports on the scene this morning at Castro Street Station:
Everyone looks jaded as they experience more ‘inbound delays’ in the Castro.
The announcer says: “Trains are moving, but moving slowly!”
MTA released a statement indicating that, as of 7:55 a.m., N-Judah trains were backed up in the Sunset due to a “non-Muni accident” at Irving and Arguello. And the dominoes, they fall …
No word from MTA on reported backups at West Portal. At least it’s not raining? Yet.
* of course the irony here is that, were Muni to, you know, “work,” we’d lose half our content, especially lately.
Photo by Flickr user skronk!
This bizarre (and we admit, annoying) story comes by way of Muni rider Bhetland:
I was riding the Castro underground, going downtown today and this freak lady insisted on taking my picture. It didn’t matter how much I turned around and told her that I didn’t want my picture taken. Never have I felt like hitting someone as much as I felt like hitting her. I didn’t, but seriously folks. I am an photographer myself. You don’t assault someone which insisting on taking their pictures. She had her camera inches away from my face. What a freak. It’s crap like this that makes me drive my car most days.
So, did Bhetland have a right to get so annoyed? Did they photog have the right to continue shooting? Is it no longer about rights, and simply about respect and chilling the eff out? Let us know in comments.
And as a reminder: we want your Muni grievances, romances, and proverbial tales. Muni Diaries is always seeking out new content.
That’s the scene this morning at West Portal. 511/MTA report a derailment of the L-Taraval somewhere between West Portal and Castro stations. We’ll report more as we learn it. If you were there, share stories and photos please. Form or email.
Photos by @wirelesschunk
The Chronicle reports that service is back following yesterday afternoon’s fire at the Castro Station.
Update: According to a trusted source, the problem is mechanical. Still unsure of where, or what nature. And also, the fire? Can anyone confirm?
Original post: This just in by way of text from roving Muni Diaries field reporter Eugenia Chien:
Fire at Castro Station. K, L, M lines are delayed or not running. They are advising people to take a shuttle on Van Ness. Civic Center Station a mess!
Now the F is nowhere to be found
Stay tuned for more ….