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Derailed train causes Gothenburg delays

A derailed train outside Gothenburg in western Sweden is causing long delays in and out of the city.

 

Part of an X2000 express train, which runs between Gothenburg and Stockholm, derailed early on Sunday morning while being towed. The carriages are blocking trains from leaving six platforms at Gothenburg Central train station.

 

“This will affect all traffic in and out of Gothenburg Central and we don’t know yet how long it will take to resolve,” said Daniel Widlund, a spokesperson for the Swedish Rail Administration (Banverket).

 

A crane is being moved into place and is expected to clear the lines by 3pm on Sunday.

 

Until the work is completed, some services will be delayed. Local traffic is particularly affected and northbound trains will not be moving until late afternoon.

 

Long distance trains towards Stockholm and other major cities have been able to leave the station with only minor delays. Other national and regional train services have not been affected.

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Passenger brings Denmark-Sweden train to emergency stop after realizing he was ‘going the wrong way’

A train over the Öresund Bridge linking Denmark and Sweden was brought to a sharp halt on Tuesday after one of the passengers discovered he was travelling in the wrong direction and pulled the emergency brake.

Passenger brings Denmark-Sweden train to emergency stop after realizing he was 'going the wrong way'
An Öresundtåg crossing Pepparholmen, the artificial island built to reduce the length of the Öresund bridge. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
According to Thomas Johansson, press spokesman for the Öresundståg train service, the train had just left Copenhagen Airport and started to travel towards Malmö when the man — realizing that he was going towards Sweden and not Central Copenhagen as he intended — pulled the brake. 
 
“The train was ten to 15 minutes late, and the person who pulled the brake was taken in by the police and sent back to Copenhagen,” Johansson said.  
 
He said he believed that the man who pulled on the brake had been fined by the Danish police. 
 
“If you're going the wrong way, you can't just pull the emergency break. It's illegal.” 
 
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The train driver announced what had happened over the loudspeaker, to inform weary Öresund commuters that this time, instead of the delay being the fault of the train company, it was the fault of one of the passengers. 
 
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