Muni train service restored after four-hour shutdown

Outage caused by ‘downed overhead line’at Embarcadero Station

Muni Metro riders disembark after a systemwide shutdown. (Photo by Ming Vong)

Muni Metro riders disembark after a systemwide shutdown. (Photo by Ming Vong)

UPDATE 3 p.m.: Muni train service has been restored citywide, roughly four hours after a downed wire shut down subway service downtown, and some residual delays are expected.

“We are managing and rebalancing of course, but we’re moving,” Erica Kato, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said.

The original story follows below.

A downed overhead wire has knocked out Muni Metro train service downtown.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is advising all riders to take BART or Muni buses on Market Street to avoid the major delay in its train system.

An overhead line that went down at Embarcadero around 11 a.m. is apparently the culprit, delaying Muni trains systemwide. Bus shuttles are providing service for stalled trains throughout Muni’s myriad light rail routes.

“Crews are actively working on it,” Erica Kato, and SFMTA spokesperson said. When asked when the issue would be resolved, Kato said estimates said the issue would tentatively clear before the evening rush hour.

This is a breaking story, check back for updates.

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