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8:40 PM: Good and bad news: in the good column, MTA spokesperson Judson True says that “Muni transfers will be honored on BART this evening within San Francisco per a mutual aid agreement between the two transit agencies.” Which is great if your Muni Metro route follows a BART line (but if it did, wouldn’t you be a BART rider in the first place?)!

In the bad, the commute seemed to suck even worse than we feared. Twitter was pretty much a Killing Fields of misery, and Appeal commenter Blooms fulfilled our worst expectations of Muni, saying

The commute sucked. No announcement at Embarcadero Station until after a 10 minute wait with no trains. No coherent information about shuttle link ups. And, this being SF, nary a cab in sight.

Let us know what your experience was coming home tonight — better, worse?

7:35 PM: As you probably know already, Muni Metro (that’s the light rail) service has been fucked since 5:30 p.m., when overhead wires at the Van Ness Station in the inbound direction were downed.

And the news gets better: according to MTA spokesperson Judson True, “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.”

True says crews are working to repair the wires, and shuttle buses are providing service in both directions on Market Street between Embarcadero and Castro.

Presumably, this sucks beyond all belief. How was your commute home?

the author

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • bloomsm

    The commute sucked. No announcement at Embarcadero Station until after a 10 minute wait with no trains. No coherent information about shuttle link ups. And, this being SF, nary a cab in sight.

  • bloomsm

    The commute sucked. No announcement at Embarcadero Station until after a 10 minute wait with no trains. No coherent information about shuttle link ups. And, this being SF, nary a cab in sight.

  • Xenu

    Lesson: never let Muni do unnecessary “improvement” projects. You’ll always end up with something worse than what you started with.

  • Xenu

    Lesson: never let Muni do unnecessary “improvement” projects. You’ll always end up with something worse than what you started with.

  • Erik

    What does downed wires in a train station have to do with adding/removing routes?

  • Erik

    What does downed wires in a train station have to do with adding/removing routes?