K, M, cable car service returns Friday after storm wreaks havoc on Muni service

Jerold Chinn
2 min readJan 6, 2023
Photo courtesy of SFMTA.

Wednesday’s storm brought record rain to San Francisco as well as downed trees, power lines all affecting public transit.

Crews Thursday continued to clear debris and fallen trees, including a tree that appeared to topple Muni overhead wires that affected rail service on the K-Ingleside and M-Ocean View last night near St. Francis Circle. Cable Cars were also not running during the storm and replaced by buses.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumin tweeted Thursday afternoon that the tree was cleared and work to rebuild the overhead line was completed. The agency will be testing trains in the area before full service returns Friday.

He added that K, M and cable cable service will continue to run on buses for the rest of Thursday.

Wednesday night saw Muni routes being rerouted due fallen trees, including the 7-Haight/Noriega, 12-Folsom, 14-Mission and 14R, 23- Monterey, 29-Sunset, 44-O’Shaughnessy, 49-Van Ness/Mission and 52-Excelsior.

The agency also had to deal with a damaged overhead support wire along Judah Street and 28th Avenue affecting service on the N-Judah.

More rain is on its way through next week, according to the National Weather Service seven-day forecast.



Jerold Chinn

I am a freelance reporter in San Francisco with over a decade of experience covering transportation in the city. Bylines include SFBay and The Ingleside Light.