Muni Service Returning to Normal After Man Struck and Killed by Train
Update: Muni service is returning to normal.
SF Muni is reporting a major delay this morning after a man was struck and killed by a train. The Chron reports:
An inbound N-Judah train hit the man while he was walking in the tunnel 700 feet east of the station platform shortly before 7:30 a.m.
Officials said it is unclear why the man was in the tunnel. He was declared dead at the scene, and the station will be closed while the city’s Medical Examiner’s office conducts its investigation. Full article
Here’s more info from Muni:
On Friday November 2 at 8:15 am, SF Muni reports a service suspension of all Metro service between the West Portal and Embarcadero stations due to a medical emergency. Shuttles are in place. The N and J Lines are switching back at Duboce Street.
Muni riders with valid Muni tickets may enter BART between Balboa Park and Embarcadero stations this morning for free until further notice. They must have their ticket in their possession and show it to the Station Agent. If they travel farther, they will need to pay the prorated fare for that distance.
One exchange between a passenger and Muni…
@sfmta_muni are we getting shuttles at Duboce & Church? Muni staff telling us to wait here
— Gina B (@jigglesfrog) November 2, 2012
BART reports it’s…
…offering mutual aid to Muni between Balboa Park and Embarcadero Stations. Passengers are NOT permitted to enter BART stations by simply showing a Clipper card. See Muni station personnel for more information 511.org is reporting that Muni shuttles are in place. The N and J Lines are switching back at Duboce Street. Muni passengers are encouraged to take the shuttles.
From Bay City News:
The operator of the Muni light-rail vehicle has been placed on non-driving status pending an investigation into the incident and will undergo alcohol and drug testing, as is standard procedure, according to Rose.