Headed to work this morning via the Muni Metro? Think again!
The SFMTA has posted a series of tweets about Muni subway service being disrupted in both directions due to a loss of overhead power between Powell and Civic Center stations. And while bus shuttle service is being provided for commuters headed downtown (inbound), the more sound bit of advice here is "consider alternate routes." Also, if you can make it to Civic Center, it sounds like BART is letting Muni passengers ride for free to Embarcadero.
Or just walk the whole way like Jack Dorsey does.
ATTN: #Subwaysvc delayed due to overhead power loss b/t Powell & Civic Center stations. Consider alternate routes: https://t.co/251LdNtm7y— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 26, 2019
UPDATE: BART now providing mutual aid to Muni Metro passengers b/t Civic Center & Emb. stations in both directions. https://t.co/axaxWs73ly— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 26, 2019
And, naturally, the angry tweets from passengers directed at the SFMTA have begun regarding the chaotic situation of trying to find shuttle buses.
@sfmta_muni if you’re going to kick people off of a train how about you have some employees directing people where to go?? Everyone is lost in total chaos at Castro. I’m sure you’re also ticketing people at stations while your system is failing. #munisucks @LondonBreed— A (@aiwie77) April 26, 2019
Not at all helpful. No one knows where to get the buses. It’s ridiculous. Send staff out to direct people. Even the bus driver doesn’t seem to know what he’s supposed to do. Why do we pay the most in the country for the worst system??— A (@aiwie77) April 26, 2019
We'll update you as we learn more, or as this situation escalates.
Update: Muni's troubles have continued well past the noon hour, and here are some photos of crowds of people who just had to walk down Market Street this morning from the Castro.
@sfmta_muni I’ve walked from Castro to van ness and no shuttles just tons of people on the streets @LondonBreed fix this awful awful system pic.twitter.com/4iOxFfe1R4— Carl (@CarlntheCity) April 26, 2019
All #sfmuni trains just broke down. @sfmta_muni how are you capable of such garbage #transportation in the most expensive city in the world? @TheWarOnCars @LondonBreed @sfbike pic.twitter.com/AkfkveA1hD— Negar Siadatnejad (@siadat_) April 26, 2019
Happy walk to work day, sponsored by @sfmta_muni pic.twitter.com/8n70y8ndGh— Dan Jackson (@DanJackson415) April 26, 2019