Computer glitch causes 'significant' delays in T service this morning
December 14, 2016 6:37 AM
The Port Authority''s T light rail travels past the Coast Avenue stop in Beechview.
This light-rail vehicle was among the first to be up and running again this morning at South Hills Junction inbound after a computer glitch prevented many light-rail vehicles from moving.
A light-rail vehicle at the South Hills Junction inbound this morning.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County still is trying to determine what caused the computer glitch that delayed T service this morning, but the system is back on schedule now and should operate normally through this afternoon's rush hour.
Spokesman Adam Brandolph said the problem that interrupted service just before 6 a.m. occurred at the Operations Control Center in the South Hills, but the cause still is under investigation.
“There was an issue at our rail operations center that prohibited the cars from leaving the yard,” Mr. Brandolph said.
Rail cars started moving about 45 minutes later. Service was delayed about an hour, no cars were entering the Downtown area and all inbound light-rail vehicles were stopping at the First Avenue station while the problem was being resolved.
We are starting to move light rail cars again but service will remain off-schedule through the rush hour. Riders should anticipate delays.
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