Riders of the K-Ingleside and M-Ocean View be aware, Muni is closing the Twin Peaks Tunnel every night for a week starting Thursday, and the Forest Hill and West Portal stations will close at 9 a.m. September 14-21.
The 106-year-old Twin Peaks tunnel, along the routes of Muni’s K-Ingleside and M-Ocean View streetcars, sometimes shows its age (or is affected by occasional construction errors by the SFMTA). And to avoid such a Muni mishap, the venerable tunnel sometimes has to undergo serious maintenance inspections. That will be the case starting Thursday night, as the SFMTA has announced that the Twin Peaks Tunnel will be closed every night at 9:00 PM starting Thursday, September 14th and continuing through Thursday, September 21st.
The K-Ingleside and and M-Ocean View lines will operate bus shuttles on those evenings to take riders to closed stops, and the L-Taraval Bus will operate between Church Station and the zoo. Normal service will resume around 5am each morning
“The SFMTA will close the Twin Peaks Tunnel early each night between Castro and West Portal Stations from Thursday, September 14 through Thursday, September 21, 2023 to complete the detailed ceiling inspection,” SMFTA said in an announcement.
The shutdown will mostly only affect riders of the K and M light-rail trains, but the Forest Hill and West Portal stations will be closed at 9 pm for the eight consecutive nights. There will be K and L bus service between the church and Balboa Park stations, and L shuttle buses between Church Station and the zoo. The transit agency adds that “Riders traveling downtown can transfer to a Shuttle train at Castro or Church stations.”
For what it’s worth, SFMTA claims that “Following Muni predictions will work to provide arrival information to riders.” So cross your fingers about those predictions that are available, or the signs themselves work, nightly K and M riders.
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