Major Muni Metro Malfunction in Progress (updates)


Photo by giannii at Muni Alerts

Update 7:37 a.m. SFMTA sent out word around 4:45 a.m. that the repairs were completed. No word yet on what caused this. Feel free to speculate.

Muni Metro service will begin normally this morning (at approx. 5:00 a.m.).
Repairs to the overhead wires were completed overnight.

Update 8:10 p.m. A couple of updates, actually, both from SFMTA.

1. Additional note: Muni transfers will be honored on BART this evening within San Francisco per a mutual aid agreement between the two transit agencies.

2. Muni Service Alert

As of 7:30 p.m., Muni Metro subway service in both directions between Embarcadero and Castro stations is not expected to resume until the beginning of service on Thursday morning.

Bus shuttles continue to provide service in both directions on Market Street between Embarcadero and Castro.

SFMTA crews are repairing overhead wires on the inbound direction near Van Ness Station.  The SFMTA is investigating the cause of the overhead wire problem.

No additional service updates will be provided unless the information above changes.

Update 6:53 p.m. Commenter and awesome guy Matt Baume:

Even at street level, nobody’s doing much commuting. The shuttles are packed, slow, and unpredictable. Muni has done nothing to inform riders about where to catch them or where they’re going.

Also, SFist shows a photo of station meltdown.

Original post:

Here’s the word from HQ:

Muni Service Alert

As of 5:30 p.m., the Muni subway service has been disrupted due to overhead wires being down at Van Ness Station in the inbound direction.

Muni bus shuttles are operating between Embarcadero and Castro stations.

Updates will follow.

We’ll update as well … go to street level if you want to commute.

3 comments

  • Even at street level, nobody’s doing much commuting. The shuttles are packed, slow, and unpredictable. Muni has done nothing to inform riders about where to catch them or where they’re going.

  • JimmyD

    Typical MUNI. There’s a problem and NOBODY on staff can make any kind of announcement.
    What does Gavin have to say? Is he in town? Is he still playing Mayor?

  • Let me guess: nobody will take responsibility for this, and Muni will break down again in a week or two.

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