Skip to comments.S.F. Muni Metro shutdown snarls commute [San Francisco is a "transit first" city]
Posted on 12/03/2012 11:07:53 PM PST by Lonely Bull
A blown transformer at the Van Ness Muni Station in San Francisco caused the shutdown of the Metro subway system Monday evening.
Muni officials said the transformer blew at about 6 p.m. as a result of rain damage from Sunday's storm. Subway service had not reopened late Monday, but light-rail vehicles were running on surface lines in the western part of the city.
Also, cars on the F-Market line, which runs above ground, had been turned around at 11th Street for a time because of an earlier accident at Market and Dolores streets. The line was reopened at 8:35 p.m.
The subway shutdown affected 40,000 to 50,000 rush-hour commuters.
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Yikes! Traffic’s going to be a lot of fun when Obamacare kicks in and people are commuting to 2 jobs, ain’t it?
Huh - rain in San Francisco. Who woulda’ thunk it.
The shut downs are good practice, exercises if you will for dealing with the coming earth quake disruption