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Friday, November 15, 2013

Muni Train Derailed This Morning -- That's Why You Are Late

Posted By on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

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As if riding a train at 5:30 a.m. didn't already suck enough, riders on the L train got an extra dose of "this day blows" when the inbound train derailed while approaching the West Portal tunnel.

Don't worry, no one was hurt. But there were probably a lot of cranky passengers, considering it took an hour before SFMTA was able to restore train service.CBS reported the inbound train's wheels hopped off the rails at Ullola Street right in front of the West Portal Station and that officials on the scene thought the problem may have been caused by the switch signal. SFMTA is still investigating what caused the derailment. Shuttles were deployed to help relieve the congestion.

Crews had the train back on the tracks by 5:55 A.M., with service up and running around 6:30 A.M.

Happy Friday.

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