No injuries reported in Muni light-rail crash

No one suffered any injuries after a Muni light-rail vehicle was involved in a collision with a vehicle today in San Francisco’s Lakeside neighborhood.

The train and vehicle collided on Ocean Avenue near Eucalyptus Drive at about noon, said Paul Rose, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

The involved light rail vehicle was running on the M-Ocean View line, and service was delayed in both directions following the incident. Passengers were provided with bus shuttles, according to Rose.

By about 12:30 p.m., the collision was cleared and regular service on the M-Ocean View line resumed.

The SFMTA tweeted a warning to riders after the collision, writing “expect extended wait times as service is restored.”

No other information on the collision was immediately available.

The SFMTA is now studying taking the M-Ocean View train underground, which would take the M off of the street to be replaced by other Muni lines. SFMTA planners previously told the Examiner that collisions with street vehicles, which are safety concerns and also slow down the Muni system, are among many reasons to build a subway and run the M-Ocean View underground.

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