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Muni Driver Mistakes his Bus for a Train?

9:23 AM PST on November 21, 2016

A Muni oops from 2016. Photo: Daniel Pifko

This happened on Sunday morning near the intersection of Ocean and Junipero Serra. The bus has since been removed from the K-Ingleside tracks. Streetsblog got this photo via a tip. It's unclear how the bus ended up on the tracks. Paul Rose, a spokesman for SFMTA, only said that, "The operator of the bus drove on the tracks at that location. We had to get a tow truck to remove it. Shuttles provided service through the area to West Portal."

For those not familiar with the intersection, the K-Ingleside train runs on streetcar tracks on Ocean, and then continues on regular train tracks after the station on Junipero Serra. It's tempting to speculate how a bus driver, especially if he normally drives a light-rail vehicle, could make this mistake.

An aerial view of the intersection. Image: Google
An aerial view of the intersection. Image: Google

Streetsblog will update this post when it has more information. In the meantime, if any readers were on the bus or saw the incident, please leave a comment below.

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