Repairs on downed San Francisco Municipal Railway overhead lines in the Castro area were completed early Friday morning and the morning’s commute was expected to run undisrupted, according to Muni officials.
Three San Francisco Muni Metro lines were out of service Thursday afternoon after a train that was moving between the Castro and Church stations pulled down some overhead electrical lines.
Trains will be running later and not be making all stops in San Francisco.
A BART spokesperson said there have been three incidents this week. The most recent incident happened early Tuesday morning in Oakland.
Transportation officials are more rushed than ever to find solutions to ongoing safety issues on Bay Area railways. This urgency comes following three apparently unrelated deaths on the tracks Saturday.
California’s plan for a $98 billion high-speed rail system to connect Northern and Southern California does not comply with some parts of the 2008 ballot measure voters approved to provide the seed money, providing the latest obstacle for the embattled project, according to the state’s legislative analyst.
Capitol Corridor trains have launched free wireless Internet access just in time for Cyber Monday shopping.
Bay Area Rapid Transit was reporting major delays to trains heading from San Francisco to the East Bay Wednesday afternoon because of a disabled train at the Montgomery Station.
BART directors were all smiles Thursday as the transit system finished the fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, which is almost unheard of in the public transit business.
California’s controversial high speed rail project, which lost congressional and legislative support after costs skyrocketed, still has the support of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.