delay.jpg9:36 AM: Holland tells us that this problem has been cleared. How is it you y’all out there — are things running smoothly back to their usual level of service?

9:21 AM: SF MTA spokesperson Kristen Holland confirms that as of 8:04this morning, Muni had a problem with the ATCS (automatic train control system) at Church and Duboce. This problem meant that usual N and J service was replaced by shuttle buses running from Church and Duboce, down Market, to all the way to Embarcadero.

Holland says that “crews are on scene and are running a test train now.” She expects that the issue will be cleared shortly.

Riders, how is it out there?

8:46 AM: Though there have been no announcements from the SF MTA or 511, twitter users are reporting serious issues on Muni this morning. The consensus seems to be that an issue in the area where the N and J enter the subway (right behind the Safeway at Church and Market) means the trains can’t go underground.

Therefore, delays and crowds for the remaining Muni lines are being reported. We’re checking with Muni to see what’s up, and will keep you posted.

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