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Fire halts train traffic at Stockholm Central

Fire halts train traffic at Stockholm Central

Published: 18 Nov 2012 15:39 GMT+01:00
Updated: 18 Nov 2012 15:39 GMT+01:00

Emergency services were alerted at 1.40 pm on Sunday. The station was evacuated and shut down. All trains travelling to and from the central station had to stop and turn around.

The train was parked at a platform and there were no people on board.

A person who works for Swedish national rail operator SJ told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the train was about to be cleaned when the fire erupted.

After the fire broke out, there was a temporary power failure between the Stockholm South and Solna stations.

According to the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), the breaks on the X2000 train were faulty, which lead to smoke formation and a full-fledged fire then broke out, spreading across two carriages.

The police later speculated that a short-circuit could have sparked the fire.

However, the Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade (Stockholms brandförsvar) said an inquiry would need to establish the precise causes of the fire and to assess how severe the damages are.

By 2.30pm, the fire was under control. Traffic resumed by 3pm, but with severe delays expected for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

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09:11 November 19, 2012 by robban70226
When it is not one thing is another, never ends, cant deppend on thrains here
10:18 November 19, 2012 by Snood
Come one, if you claim to be reporting in English, please at least show some knowledge of the language.

The things which stop trains are called brakes, not breaks. This is a really basic error guys.
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