A T Third Street MUNI train approaches the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Muni misses another deadline on T-Third construction

Construction delays knocked Muni’s T-Third rail line out of service for the second day in a row Tuesday, once again sending thousands of commuters on to packed, crowded shuttle buses.

Construction to lengthen a station platform for trains near UCSF Mission Bay Hospital, near the new Warriors’ stadium, was supposed to wrap up by Sunday night, allowing trains to go back into service in time for the Monday morning commute.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency missed that deadline and ran shuttle buses on the line Monday, but promised trains would be back in service by Tuesday morning, as previously reported by The Examiner.

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On Tuesday, however, the shuttle buses were once again in operation.

Ed Reiskin, head of the SFMTA, which runs Muni, apologized to riders on Tuesday at a City Hall SFMTA board meeting.

“We are sorry to customers,” he told the board. Reiskin explained that unexpected rain, a shortage of construction crews and other barriers led to the longer-than-expected construction period.

Reiskin said the trains would be back on track by Wednesday morning.

The train shutdown this past weekend is the second of four planned closures to allow construction on the train platform. The next closure is planned for January 4-21, and another is planned for January 29 until the end of February.Transit

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