Computer glitch paralyzes Montreal metro system for an hour
Montreal metro. (Photo: Jason Tester via Flickr)
Published Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:37PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:02PM EDT
MONTREAL—For the second time in three weeks, Montreal’s entire metro system came to a halt on Tuesday afternoon due to a computer glitch.
Service was interrupted on all four lines of the metro just after 6 p.m. The outage lasted about an hour.
A spokesperson for Montreal’s transit authority confirmed that shuttle buses were being dispatched to transport stranded passengers.
Metro service was interrupted at least twice in 2012 by similar computer-related problems. According to STM spokeswoman Amelie Regis, the more recent problems may have been caused by a switch to a new computer system.
Over 1 million people ride the metro every weekday.