Tourists rejoice: The beleaguered Powell Street cable car line is expected to resume service at 6 Friday morning, after a house call from the manufacturer of its cables.

The Powell car was offline last night from 4:45 on, with shuttle buses disappointing fannypackers picking up the slack.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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