title-sfmetro.jpg10 AM: True is now saying that the problem “has cleared and all Muni Metro service is running normally.” So guess it’s back to the usual mysterious, unexplained delays?

9:49 AM: Commenter wlbrn2 says it took nearly an hour to get from 24th and Church to Montgomery, saying

Depart 24th and Church @ 8:35am. Arrive Montgomery @ 9:30am. Includes a forced transfer from the J to an N at Duboce.

Because when you have delays, you want to further inconvenience them by moving them from train to train! Good plan, Muni.

9:15 AM: According to MTA spokesperson Judson True, the problem continues to cause “minor rolling delays for inbound Muni Metro trains.” How is that different from “slow traffic”? Any experts on Muni terminology/spin out there?

9:08 AM: Commenter cygnor reported a 20 minute delay on her commute, saying

I can only speak for the inbound N-Judah I was just on, which was delayed about 20 minutes total, most of that time at Duboce and Church and then again in the Van Ness station.

How was your ride in?

8:38 AM: MTA spokesperson Judson True says that the entire Muni Metro system is experiencing “slow traffic” inbound (that is, towards downtown) “because of a train control problem near Embarcadero Station.” He doesn’t say how slow “slow” is, or recommend riders take other forms of transit — readers, how bad is it? Let us know in the comments or otherwise.

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  • cygnoir

    I can only speak for the inbound N-Judah I was just on, which was delayed about 20 minutes total, most of that time at Duboce and Church and then again in the Van Ness station.

  • cygnoir

    I can only speak for the inbound N-Judah I was just on, which was delayed about 20 minutes total, most of that time at Duboce and Church and then again in the Van Ness station.

  • wlbrn2

    Depart 24th and Church @ 8:35am. Arrive Montgomery @ 9:30am. Includes a forced transfer from the J to an N at Duboce.

  • wlbrn2

    Depart 24th and Church @ 8:35am. Arrive Montgomery @ 9:30am. Includes a forced transfer from the J to an N at Duboce.

  • Xenu

    Are massive Muni delays really news at this point? Happens once a week, sometimes twice.

  • Xenu

    Are massive Muni delays really news at this point? Happens once a week, sometimes twice.

  • PhilD

    “the problem has cleared and all Muni Metro service is running normally.”

    That’s good to hear, but when will it be running properly?

  • PhilD

    “the problem has cleared and all Muni Metro service is running normally.”

    That’s good to hear, but when will it be running properly?

  • Greg Dewar

    Muni can’t even run a fucking train line properly, one that used to run just fine, and now not only does it run like crap, they charge more for it.

    The fact that SF Appeal is doing the good work of keeping us all informed means y’all are real troopers for sticking with these kinds of reports, and it is appreciated.

  • Greg Dewar

    Muni can’t even run a fucking train line properly, one that used to run just fine, and now not only does it run like crap, they charge more for it.

    The fact that SF Appeal is doing the good work of keeping us all informed means y’all are real troopers for sticking with these kinds of reports, and it is appreciated.