Many commuters were forced to find another way home after a train derailment shut down traffic Tuesday morning. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT.

Partial train traffic resumes after derailment

One of the four rail tracks closed Tuesday morning after a cargo train derailed near Södra Station has reopened to traffic, news agency TT reports.

Sweden's Transport Administration said trains traveling between the Stockholm suburbs of Södertälje in the south and Märsta in the north are running on the track at full speed since 7 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Lennart Helsing, the Administration's press officer, a second track should reopen Wednesday morning though he can not say exactly when. Helsing said the remaining two tracks would likely open later this week.

The early morning derailment is still causing major headaches for commuters with cancellations, delays and detours affecting thousands.

The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. when a cargo train jumped the tracks, striking and damaging a pillar. According to the Transport Administration, an accident investigation will take three months to complete.

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