SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco Fire Department says an "adult male" was rescued from atop a Muni train Thursday evening, causing the temporary closure of Castro Street Station.
The delays at Castro Station cleared by 8:47 p.m. and the station has since reopened, according to officials.
The man on the train suffered minor injury and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, according to the fire department. Officials do not know how the man got on top of the train in the tunnel where they found him.
The initial tweet of the incident was sent at 7:54 p.m. followed by more information a few minutes later that said rescue crews were on scene.
Just before 8 p.m. Muni reported that subway service was delayed at Castro in both directions due to a "medical emergency" before they shut the station down.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency launched their overnight Owl Service early to help with delays.
At the height of delays and the shutdown, SFMTA reported the inbound M, K, L trains were switching back at West Portal. Outbound T trains switched back at 4th and Channel. And that there was no subway service between Church and West Portal in both directions.
Bus shuttles were provided between West Portal and Embarcadero.
Successful rescue adult male unknown why he was where he was he has minor injuries taken to trauma center for evaluation @sfmta_muni to reopen station soon follow that agency for station updates 825 pm https://t.co/TuTBPgDNM0— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) December 14, 2018
At this time crews working to evaluate this incident. We are ordering the temporary closure of this Castro Muni Station expect delays and follow @sfmta_muni for commute updates 806 pm https://t.co/GAV6aAQpDg— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) December 14, 2018
This is reported as an adult male on top of a train. Our rescue crews are on scene evaluating more to follow 757 pm https://t.co/qGFzuCMWct— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) December 14, 2018