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Computer flap causes morning train chaos in Hannover

DDP/The Local · 17 Dec 2009, 08:36

Published: 17 Dec 2009 08:36 GMT+01:00

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Hundreds of early-morning travellers arrived up to one hour late to work due to the electronic problem. The computer’s software had to be re-installed and did not start working again until around 7:30 am, a Deutsche Bahn spokesperson said.

In the meantime, four long-distance commuter trains were cancelled and dozens of others were delayed. Passengers who were on their way to Hannover’s main train station with regional and S-Bahn commuter trains reported that they were forced to disembark and board buses to complete their trips after significant waits.

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High-speed ICE trains and Intercity service was re-routed to Hannover’s Messe/Laatzen station.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

09:50 December 17, 2009 by theladdie
"Sorry boss, I got this email about some magic blue pills but it turned out to be a virus... No it did not spread to the entire network its only one PC infected.... Yes it happens to be the one PC that controls the rail network.... Yes boss I will leave the building immediately"
12:13 December 17, 2009 by theladdie
They will blame Berlin S-Bahn for it.... Thats what they did last time they messed up... But in saying that S-bahn users did get compensated if they signed up for an abo before december or something like that.
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