Muni Pushes “Double Berthing” Launch Back One More Week

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We’ve now lost count of how many times Muni has delayed the launch of “double berthing” in its Metro stations. Last we heard, it was promised to launch tomorrow, but the agency now says it needs one more week of testing before two trains can simultaneously board on the same platform.

“We are adding an additional test for double boarding — to ensure that our live test plan is as thorough as possible, and our signal mechanics have more time with the program and infrastructure,” said SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose. The live test that was planned for early morning last Saturday, a demonstration which will allow CA Public Utilities Commission officials to sign off on the launch, will instead happen early tomorrow morning.

“We are hopeful that we will receive certification from CPUC soon after that, to implement this feature into regular service,” said Rose. If all goes as planned (and it will, right?), the change would go into effect on Saturday, December 20.

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