Castro station assumed a very brief role as a
route terminal in 2007, when
the T-Third line began operating between there and Sunnydale Ave. Service
issues, and the resulting complaints, were so extensive that that arrangement ended after
only several months of weekday operation. Under the revised plan the K-Ingleside
through-routed with T-Third. The line changes route identification at West Portal heading into
the subway, and at Embarcadero heading out to Balboa Park.
This view from the inbound platform at Castro shows a train from West Portal and
beyond with doors already closed.
Fairly soon the first T-Third train of the day, then still operating in
initial weekend-only mode, will occupy this space.