OAKLAND (KCBS) – BART was shut down for 20 minutes Wednesday morning when a system controller inadvertently triggered a disaster training scenario.READ MORE: US Seeks To Drop UC Davis Chinese Researcher's Visa Fraud Case Ahead Of Trial
Agency spokesperson Taylor Huckaby told KCBS that a technician at the underground Operations Control Center in Oakland typed in a code that shut the system down around 10 a.m.
Huckaby said changes will be made.READ MORE: Suspect Wanted In January Santa Cruz County Shooting Found In Idaho
“We are taking steps to ensure that emergency command can only be approved with two managers, or two people in the Operations Control Center so that it just can’t have one point where the entire system is shut down,” Huckaby said.
During the glitch, most of the trains stopped or returned to the nearest station.MORE NEWS: California Announces Change to Pay Unemployment Benefits Faster
Huckaby said they quickly reset the system but residual delays lasted an hour.