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One injured in train crash at Malmö station

TT/The Local · 1 Jan 2011, 14:47

Published: 01 Jan 2011 14:47 GMT+01:00

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According to emergency service SOS Alarm, the driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Apart from him the train, which was departing for Stockholm, was thankfully empty.

The train was severely damaged, and the carriages were squashed together and piled on top of one another. For safety's sake, everyone in the vicinity of the accident was evacuated from the hall.

The accident occurred when the train backed into track seven, where it was to stop, and then depart in the opposite direction for Stockholm at 11:17am.

"It drove into the buffer stop at the end of the tracks," Johan Ingerö from the national rail service SJ's press office told news agency TT.

According to the information Johan Ingerö has received, the train driver was on the end of the train that did not crash into the stop.

"There were no passengers on board," Johan Ingerö confirmed.

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There will be delays between Stockholm and Malmö following this accident, but it is as of yet unclear how the rail service will be affected during the clean-up work.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:26 January 1, 2011 by adigunbabatunde@yahoo.com
was someone partying too much

09:19 January 2, 2011 by stephaniesp
Just a note to the editor and writer - this article is really awkwardly written. I think it should be "AN emergency alarm..." And the sentence "apart from him the train" is very difficult to understand. Is HE empty? Usually The Local has great grammar and writing and I hope to see that continue.

- native English speaker
11:48 January 2, 2011 by Grahamsmjöl
Having a good knowledge of the rail industry it is against the rules (in England) to propel (drive from anywhere other than the leading cab) a train on an open track let alone onto the stop blocks. He will be instantly fired if nothing else.
12:07 January 2, 2011 by russellouten-coe
I think Stephanieesp may have a hangover!
15:47 January 2, 2011 by McChatter
I agree with stephaniesp. I sincerely hope the train-driver was empty (as opposed to being "full" - for non-Swedes: "full" means drunk). Or, then again, maybe he was "full".

@russellouten-coe. Maybe you're bleary-eyed as well today. You've got an extra 'e' in stephanie's name.

- a native who speaks English ocassionally.
17:09 January 2, 2011 by tomas R

I am sorry for this accident! Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. Nobody and nothing is forever! Thechnical objects too. The planes, the ships, the trains, the cars crash everyday. People not perfect. People make the mistakes. One thing is really ang true: we must try to make less mistakes as possible.

Best regards!

tomas (Lithuania)
09:17 January 3, 2011 by flintis
@grahamsmjöl:- Not entirely true, there are exceptions, including having a signaller in the "back" cab.

If this driver was on his own & was backing the train he should be instntly dismissed & prosecuted
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