SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — For the third day, residents and visitors in San Francisco won’t have the option of taking the city’s iconic cable cars to their destination due to an ongoing electrical issue, according to transit officials.
The SFMTA made the announcement about the continuing electrical problem at the cable car barn via the transit agency’s official Twitter account Saturday morning.READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
Reminder: Due to an electrical issue at the Barn, Cable Cars have been replaced with limited bus service on all lines until further notice. Consider nearby alternatives like the #FMarket, 8 Bayshore & 30 Stockton.
Visit our Trip Planner for more options:https://t.co/MLacTnlxrP https://t.co/X8seSu0Drt
— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) September 11, 2021
Limited bus service is covering the Powell, Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California cable car lines, officials said.READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
The problem at the cable car barn surfaced Thursday afternoon, with officials initially saying that the facility had to be evacuated.
UPDATE: Bus shuttles will be providing service on the Powell, Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California lines. https://t.co/6vGnMj9Ihm
— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) September 9, 2021
Transit officials later said that incorrect information had been posted on Twitter, clarifying that an issue in a utility room had produced smoke, but that there was no evacuation or any injuries to report. The issue also caused a power outage.MORE NEWS: Pelosi Expects House to Pass Infrastructure Bill This Week
Maintenance crews have been unable to fix the problem since then. Officials are saying cable car service will not be restored until further notice.