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Train delays after signal failure

Updated måndag 29 december 2014 kl 14.15
Published måndag 29 december 2014 kl 09.44

There were major delays in rail traffic in southern Sweden Monday morning, following a signal fault between Katrineholm and Norrköping.

The Swedish Transport Administration says train services from Stockholm south were disrupted, as well as some traffic in the opposite direction. Trains were diverted through Nyköping before the fault was fixed around 9:00 AM and regular traffic could resume.

Meanwhile, a train from Gothenburg to Stockholm with 550 passengers onboard was stopped ouside Alingsås on Sunday evening. The local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten says there was a problem with the engine, which led to the train being without electricity in temperatures dropping to 10 degrees below zero Celsius.

Two of the engine’s motors were finally brought back online, and the train arrived in Stockholm around midnight, three hours late.

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