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Two Train Collisions: Minimal Injuries Long Wait

Published måndag 10 juli 2006 kl 10.58

Around 20 people were slightly injured when two slow-moving trains collided in Märsta, just north of Stockholm, Saturday.

A commuter train entering the station ran into an empty train that was preparing to leave. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined.

In another incident Saturday, an intercity train from Malmö to Stockholm crashed into a moose in southern Sweden, damaging the engine. The 350 passengers were stranded for more than 8 hours, as the engineer got lost in a taxi going to get a new engine. But since that engine‘s coupling turned out to be incompatible with the train, the engineer had to take another taxi to get yet another engine.

Several cars lacked air conditioning in the hot weather. The passengers also had no water or working toilets on the train, which the railway forced them to remain inside, because of the risk of being hit by traffic on the parallel track.

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