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Systemwide Failure Shuts Down Metro

A computer issue halted service on all Metrorail lines Saturday afternoon.
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A computer issue halted service on all Metrorail lines Saturday afternoon.

A computer issue that occurred Saturday afternoon forced all Metro trains to halt service on all lines for about an hour. 

The issue occurred shortly after 2 p.m. and affected WMATA's ability to see where the trains were located in the system. As a result, trains were taken to the nearest station, and were held until service was restored. According to WMATA, service was restored around 2:50 p.m.

The computer issue affected 40 trains in service. There were no injuries reported. Metro technicians are still investigating the cause of the problem.

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