Catalonia runs out of Renfe trains. The fault lies with an error during the update of their computer systems

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Catalonia woke up today without Renfe trains. Each and every one of the Rodalies and Long Distance conventional gauge trains have been paralyzed, affecting thousands of passengers. Circulation has been suspended and is causing major mobility problems in the Catalan community.

The reason behind this chaos is found in the computer system. And it is that, according to Adifthe reason why Catalonia has run out of Renfe trains is none other than a failure to update maintenance of your computer systems.

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The problems have originated today due to “an incident in the telecommunications system of the Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) of Barcelona”, explains Adif. It would not be a cyber attack, but an error during the regular update process.

The technicians of the railway company have detected the incident this morning, which has left without trains from the first hour. The error was detected during the update process that Adif usually carries out. As the computer system does not work correctly, the trains cannot communicate with the center and that forces to suspend all circulation for security reasons.

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Adif technicians and the company in charge of maintaining the computer systems are currently working to restore circulation. Adif has already announced that will open an investigation to clarify the causes of this incidence. A computer problem that results in the train system of an entire autonomous community stopping working.

At this time, about three hours after the start of train circulation, the service has been restored albeit with significant damage as reported by Renfe.

Catalonia woke up today without Renfe trains. Each and every one of the Rodalies and Long Distance conventional gauge trains…

Catalonia woke up today without Renfe trains. Each and every one of the Rodalies and Long Distance conventional gauge trains…

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