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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Muni, Now BART; More Transit Delays Today

Posted By on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

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Yesterday, morning passengers were stuck on Muni, as train delays plagued the entire system for more than two hours; 150 commuters were reportedly stranded at the corner of Market and Church Streets.

The day before, Muni had mechanical issues, causing a train back up at the Embarcadero station.

And today, BART is reporting some delays after a train car stopped at the Powell Street Station, and wouldn't restart.

According to Linton Johnson, spokesman for BART, passengers going to the East Bay can expect 10-15 minute delays.

The BART train stopped at about 11:45 a.m. because of unknown mechanical issues. BART officials couldn't get the train moving; so they used another BART car to push the disabled train all the way to the Daly City yard, traveling 10 mph.

That took more than 45 minutes, which created a system wide jam.

Service was partially resumed by 1:12 p.m.

When asked if the trains would be running clear in time for the evening commute, Johnson laughed.

But he was at least willing to commit to this: "We will go into the evening commute with no delays."

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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