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    Flooding at Embarcadero Station Causes Issues for Muni, BART

    Flooding at the Embarcadero station in San Francisco Thursday has made a mess for Muni riders and briefly triggered headaches for BART customers during the morning commute. Christie Smith reports. (Published Thursday, July 18, 2019)

    Flooding at the Embarcadero station in San Francisco Thursday has made a mess for Muni riders and briefly triggered headaches for BART customers during the morning commute.

    The flooding, caused by a malfunction with the Muni drainage system, has primarily affected Muni, which still has its trains bypassing the station hours after the flooding was first reported around 5:30 a.m. BART service was briefly impacted, but normal service has resumed and trains are once again stopping at the station.

    According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, workers were performing overnight testing of Muni's fire suppression system when the drainage system malfunctioned, triggering the flooding.

    BART tweeted out video showing water spilling onto its platform and tracks.

    Muni won't resume service at the Embarcadero station until workers are able to fix the drainage system, according to a spokesperson.

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