Traffic builds speed after derailed train's removal

A derailed freight train that shut down rail traffic to and from Stockholm Tuesday morning has now been removed from the tracks. Swedish Radio News reports that two of the four rail lines closed by the accident are now open.

"The locomotive has been removed and relocated," said Roger Falk, press officer at the Swedish Transport Administration. The second track was reopened about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Transport Administration said rail services will remain limited and that commuters should expect repair work to take up to two weeks before all regular traffic is restored.

"When the train was removed, it was discovered that the damage was more extensive than previously thought. There are rails, lower beds and switches that are completely ruined. 200 meters of track on two tracks must be replaced," Stefan Björkqvist of the Transport Administration said.

The freight train jumped the tracks just north of Stockholm's Södra Station, causing delays and headaches for thousands of commuters throughout Sweden. No one was injured in the accident and the cause of the derailment is not yet know.