Computer glitch causes BART train service shutdown

Event Year: 2011 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Transportation

BART train service was shutdown due to a computer glitch.  An initial assessment of the problem was that a network router issue was incorrectly displaying data at the operations control center.  Because the control center could not monitor the trains, the control center manangers decided to off-load passengers.  The train control computers did not fail , therefore, the computer glitch was not considered a safety issue.


The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system was shut down for about 4 hours due to a computer glitch.