10:35 PM: Underground San Francisco Municipal Railway service has resumed after being halted early this morning by a car that drove into the tunnel near Church and Duboce streets and got stuck, a Muni spokesman said.
“The car is cleared off of the tracks, but it will remain in the subway throughout service the rest of the day,” Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
He said the car would be removed once service ends tonight.
Normal Muni service resumed at 8:18 a.m., Rose said.
During the disruption, street-level shuttles were used to transport Muni passengers instead of the underground light rail.
Service is a little slow, however, because the car damaged a switch on the tracks, and trains have to pass over it at reduced speeds, he said. Muni workers will have to wait until tonight to make repairs to the damaged switch.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Scott Morris, Bay City News
7:52 PM: Shuttles are in place this morning between West Portal and Embarcadero Muni Metro stations after a car entered the tracks near San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood, according to a Muni spokesman.
As of 6 a.m. there is no Muni light-rail service on the L-Taraval, M-Ocean View, N-Judah, K-Ingleside, J-Church and T-Third Street lines. Shuttles have been put into place on surface streets, according to Muni spokesman Paul Rose.
An SUV went into the tunnel at Church and Duboce streets, Rose said.
No injuries have been reported and no trains were involved in the incident, Rose said.
Emergency crews are trying to remove the car from the tracks and then repairs and testing will be needed, Rose said.
“This is going to take some time,” he said. “I encourage commuters to consider other means of transit this morning.”
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News