OAKLAND (CBS SF) — BART central computer system encountered a glitch that brought major delays to the transit system Monday afternoon, but the problem was fixed and service has recovered ahead of the evening commute, according to a BART spokesman.
The @SFBARTalert Twitter account sent the message at 2:06 p.m.READ MORE: East Bay Homebuyers Pay $200-400K Over Asking As Home Prices Soar To Record Levels
A system that deals with routing BART trains malfunctioned at 1:41 p.m., resulting in a cascading effect that slowed trains and brought delays of up to 15 minutes, BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said.READ MORE: Piedmont School District Apologizes for Offering 'White Student Support Group' After Chauvin Verdict
Among other problems, the digital signage at BART stations apparently began displaying incorrect information.
About 15 minutes later, it sent a second tweet that the system was recovering from the delays.
Computer technicians restarted the systems affected by the glitch at about 2:30 p.m. and the residual delays were ironed out as of 3 p.m., Huckaby said.