muni_generic.jpgAn apparent collision between two San Francisco Municipal Railway trains near the Embarcadero caused system-wide service delays in both directions late Saturday, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency.

Two unoccupied outbound Muni trains seemingly crashed at 5:35 p.m. in the underground turnaround just before Embarcadero station, the transit agency reported.

The incident caused delays from Embarcadero station to West Portal station throughout the afternoon, prompting the MTA to launch surface-level bus shuttles between the two stops to carry people through the stalled transit system, the agency said.

Service was still delayed at 9:15 p.m. as MTA technicians worked to remove the damaged trains and restore service, the agency said.

More than five hours after the problems began, regular service was restored at about 10:45 p.m., the MTA said.

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