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Major Caltrain delays as dispatching system fails

Caltrain is back up and running this morning after a power outage caused its computerized dispatching system and prompted major system-wide delays, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

At around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, an outage at Caltrain's San Jose dispatching center caused the computer dispatching system to fail, Dunn said, forcing Caltrain to halt all trains.

The dispatching center switched to a back-up generator, but a glitch with the computer system itself caused operations to stop, Dunn said.

The dispatching system was back up and running around 9:20 a.m.

Riders are advised to board the next available train that comes to their station. As of 11 a.m., hour-long delays were still reported.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Posted by commuter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

Also major delays this morning on Hwy 101 due to drunk driver crashing into multiple other vehicles. Best to stay home and enjoy the sunny weather today.


Posted by Copters, a resident of Gemello
on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Why were there multiple helicopters hovering near Middlefield/Shoreline this morning?


Posted by Jay Park, a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

@Copters:

There were multiple helicopters in the vicinity because of the incident mentioned by commenter "commuter."


Posted by Easy Commute, a resident of Gemello
on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Bike commuting was definitely the way to go this morning. No delays, no crowds and beautiful morning.


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