August 7, 2014

SkyTrain officials defend reliability

BURNABY, B.C., Canada — B.C. Rapid Transit Co. officials say the computer systems running key aspects of the SkyTrain light rail system are reliable despite a recent shutdown linked to the components that stranded thousands of passengers, reported The Globe and Mail.

The SkyTrain shut down twice in July, once because of a computer glitch and once when modifications to a main control panel cut power across the system. Both incidents and emergency planning are currently under investigation, with a former Ontario transit executive to submit an independent review by the end of October. For the full story, click here.

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