Computer Glitch Causes SkyTrain to Shut Down, Chaos Ensues

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

In the second major breakdown in less than a week for TransLink, the Expo and Millennium lines froze for several hours yesterday due to a communicate glitch that shut down every train on the system.

"We appreciate your patience as our technicians attempt to get the system functional again," TransLink said. "Further updates will be available as we know more."

Some passengers were lefted stranded on trains between stations and SkyTrain staff had to escort them along the tracks by foot. A few people decided to exit the trains on their own accord, which the company warned is dangerous due to high voltage.

Tens of thousands of commuters were left to fight for buses or find alternative ways home yesterday afternoon when the homeward bound rush hour took over the congested city.

The Canada Line was not affected.

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