Riders say N-Judah stop is dangerous

The stop where Mark Callaghan was fatally injured while attempting to board an N-Judah train is notoriously unsafe, according to neighbors and frequent passengers.

The boarding platform for inbound trains is long enough to cover just one car of the two-car train. If a passenger wants to board the first train, they must stand in, or run into, the street, according to Muni patrons.

Kelly McDougall, who works near the stop at the Animal Collection Pet Store, said that when she boards the train she’s “very reluctant to get on any train but the first train.”

“I don’t think the driver can see anything past the first car,” McDougall said. “I’m worried about getting closed in by doors and getting dragged.”

McDougall’s co-worker Anna O’Brien has different fears about boarding the inbound N-Judah.

“I will not wait in the street. There is construction on that side of the road, and it’s not well-lit, so it just doesn’t feel safe,” O’Brien said. “You feel like you’re out in the middle of the street. Not only could you get hit by the Muni, you could also get hit by a car.”

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