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Caltrain Signal Problem Causing Major Delays

Delays in both directions were averaging 15-45 minutes; a computer software problem is the cause.

Caltrain Signal Problem Causing Major Delays

By Bay City News

A signal problem was causing systemwide Caltrain delays Wednesday morning, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

The problem was first noted when Caltrain began service early Wednesday morning, spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said. Some trains were initially delayed by more than an hour, she said.

As of 8:30 a.m., the delays were averaging 15 to 45 minutes.

"It's the computer software that controls the signaling system that's the problem," Ackemann said.

She said Caltrain switched to its backup software, and hoped to have trains running on time again by the evening commute.


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