Updates below

5:23 PM: Reader Roger tells us:

“At 5 PM this evening no J Church or N Judah trains are running through the tunnel “junction” at Church and Duboce. An overhead wire is apparently down…again. The rest of the subway system seems to be running normally.”

As I published this, neither Twitter nor 511 seem to conclusively confirm this report. We’ve dropped a line to the MTA, but since you’re all out there. any of you see a N and J backup around Church and Duboce? Let us know so we can confirm Roger’s report.

5:42 PM: The SF MTA confirms Roger’s report, saying that crews are on scene at Church and Duboce to repair a problem with the inbound overhead wire that’s disrupting all directions of service for the N and J.

“Inbound (towards downtown) N Judah and J Church trains are turning back at Church and Duboce streets. Outbound (away from downtown) trains will continue in the subway to either Castro Station or West Portal Station” they say.

If you’re traveling inbound, they want you to transfer from the N or J at Church to the subway at Church and Duboce streets.

Outbound N and J Line customers, they say, should exit the subway at Church Street Station and go up to the J Line surface stop 6:03 PM: on Church Street and the N Line surface stop on Duboce Street.

You got that? No shuttle buses to save you, just catch another train. Let us know how it is out there.

6:03 PM: The SF MTA says this problem’s been resolved, and continuous N and J service has been restored.

How was your ride 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

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