muni_generic.jpgAccording to KTVU broadcast, Muni is having major delays all over the city.

They report that Muni “has just announced over their loudspeaker” that they are having major delays for all inbound and outbound trains at the Embarcadero station.

KTVU broadcast also reports that there are trains stopped at the Van Ness station, and that “about 150 people are waiting in the street at Church and Market trying to catch a bus or streetcar.”

Yesterday, as you might recall, “mechanical problems” slowed down light rail service across the city.

The Examiner, focusing on Twitter’s use by riders to communicate their dismay at the delays, noted reports that “Muni was experiencing delays on the streets and in the subway between Van Ness Avenue and Fifth Street. One report said the F-Market streetcar line was stopped due to a mechanical issue at Fifth and Market streets.”

According to SF MTA spokesperson Paul Rose, “we’re still moving, we’re just going slowly” at the Embarcadero station, where he says mechanical issues are, yet again, delaying service.

The delays at Church and Market were news to him, but he did note that Muni was running shuttle buses to supplement service. Maybe that’s what those folks are waiting for?

Rose didn’t have a timetable for when this might be resolved, but expects the delays to persist throughout the morning commute period.

According to KRON broadcast, riders are experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes, saying “half an hour is pretty late, even for Muni standards.” One rider, according to Muni Diaries, ever requested a note from an MTA staffer to explain her tardiness.

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