Muni was long and winding ride for McCartney fans


Thousands of concert goers descended on Candlestick Park one last time to see Sir Paul McCartney Thursday night.

But getting home on Muni was not as fun.

If you had problems trying to get home using public transit last night, you were not the only one.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said it would run special service before and after the concert.

The transit agency provided a 75X-Candlestick Park Express bus from Balboa Park BART Station to and from Candlestick and a 87-Candlestick Park Shuttle to and from Gilman Avenue and Third Street to Candlestick.

There was also a Muni Metro Shuttle from the Embarcadero Station to the 87 shuttle bus.

Service to and from Candlestick at the McCartney concert was not the same as when the 49ers were playing at home. Muni usually ran six lines, including four express routes before and after 49ers games.

Getting to the show was a traffic nightmare for those who drove and took Muni, which many expected:

After the show was over, riders took to Twitter to complain about the long wait for Muni service. It did not help that McCartney started the show about an hour late but major concerts like these never start on time:

The show ended around 11:30 p.m., which did not give much time for some Muni riders who needed to take BART home. BART was not running any extra service, and the last trains left the Balboa BART station around midnight.

One thing is for sure — Muni riders will not have to ever make the trek to Candlestick ever again.

A Muni spokeswoman is checking SF 311 for any complaints made through the system last night.

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