Porn plays on screen during rush hour in DC's Union Station

PornHub video plays out at Union train Station in the US

A woman, who has since taken down the video, told the Washington Post that she was shocked when, just after 5.30pm, the display of the usual banal mixture of adverts for diabetes treatments and E!

In a video of the incident posted on social media and since removed, the large digital screen located in the Main Hall, outside the entrance to Chipotle, displayed videos that were apparently streamed from the website PornHub.

While no one knows exactly what caused the video to play, all signs point to a hacker with a great sense of humor.

The screens were installed as part of the transportation hub's renovation, following a long back-and-forth with preservation groups.

Witnesses stopped and stared in disbelief at porn
Porn plays on screen during rush hour in DC's Union Station

Commuters stopped, stared, and laughed at the on-screen sex, while others tried to figure out how to turn the darn thing off until someone was finally successful.

So sometimes you're at a Target in California and porn starts to blast through the loudspeakers, and sometimes you're waiting for your train at D.C.'s Union Station and some porn starts to play on a display screen.

That woman said: "I was pretty speechless". I couldn't believe this was happening in public and especially during rush hour, ' she said. "I mean, it was really explicit porn being shown on this huge screen and no one could turn it off".

Beverly Swaim-Staley, the president and CEO of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, said the video screen is supposed to display ads, announcements and names of businesses in the station. The incident is under investigation.

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