muni_generic.jpgSan Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicles were delayed this morning because of a problem with a cable, a Muni spokesman said.

The problem began early this morning at the Embarcadero station, significantly slowing Muni Metro service for the morning commute.

Outbound light-rail vehicles were still operating but were running very slowly, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

Muni set up bus shuttles to supplement the light-rail vehicles that were delayed, Rose said.

Maintenance crews repaired the damaged cable by splicing it, and service began to return to normal at about 10 a.m., Rose said.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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  • richard

    and who is responsible for those cables? Btw, have you all seen that Nat Ford is being considered for some gig in DC transport?

  • sunnysunset

    My coworker made an interesting comments regarding the shuttle buses and I’m curious if SF Appeal knows the answer:

    He was caught up in the chaos of today’s Muni fail but has experienced this several times before as he commutes downtown on the N-Judah regularly – the shuttle buses provided will drop all of the passengers at Church and Duboce regardless of whether the subway service is fully functional or not. Why don’t the buses take the passengers to a downtown location (i.e. closer to Montgomery/Embarcadero) or at least to Civic Center so people who are willing to use BART can easily access it? Is there a reason why the shuttles never seem to reach the primary point of interest for morning commuters?