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Two train lines open after Stockholm cable failure

Updated torsdag 9 januari 2014 kl 12.52
Published torsdag 9 januari 2014 kl 11.50
The cable was broken at Karlberg station. Archive photo: Jessica Gow /TT.

Two lines are now open for train traffic heading north from Stockholm, after a power line was ripped down at Karlberg station. Inter-city trains will be prioritised, says train operator SJ. Commuter departures are reduced, and Arlanda Express is not running reports Swedish Radio Stockholm.

A worker at Karlberg station says he saw a train roll into the station causing sparks to fly, and he then heard a sudden bang.

The Traffic Administration predict the power line will be repaired by 8 pm. Travellers are advised to use the Metro train system.

This major train disruption comes hot on the heels of Tuesday's track failure, which saw trains re-routed to avoid the south. "But now the trains that were diverted have been affected by this new accident," says Elina Yli-Torvi at train operator SJ.

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