muni_generic.jpgA two-car N-Judah train came apart in the Sunset Tunnel today, causing temporary delays on the line during the evening commute, a San Francisco Municipal Railway spokesman said.

The two cars uncoupled at about 5:50 p.m. in the tunnel, which connects Duboce Avenue and Noe Street with Carl and Cole streets, Muni spokesman Murray Bond said.

He said no one was injured in the incident and passengers exited the train and walked through the tunnel.

Bond said such an occurrence is “extremely rare” and that investigators are working to determine what caused the train to come apart.

However, Bond said, “The train did what it’s supposed to do; the train stopped.”

Bus shuttles provided substitute service as the train was removed from the tunnel, and Bond said regular service resumed at about 6:30 p.m.

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  • Erik

    I’ve always wanted to walk through that tunnel. :-/

  • Burgos

    Why is it that when things start to go wrong with MUNI, many accidents, breakdowns, malfunctions, etc., follow in quick succession?
    Some years back, MUNI drivers were plowing down trees on Geary and regularly mowing down pedestrians; it’s cyclical – I guess.

  • Wil

    @Burgos I too have wondered whether we’re seeing an uptick, or if we’re just more aware of it (thanks, SF Appeal!). It definitely feels like the former, but I’d be interested to see some hard numbers of incidents by type (accident, breakdown, etc.) versus prior years.