Downed lines prompt train delays
TT/The Local/pvs · 31 Mar 2011, 06:10
Published: 31 Mar 2011 06:10 GMT+02:00
Trains began moving again after a couple of hours with delays ranging from three to four hours on the route.
By midnight between 25-30 trains were standing in queues waiting before they began rolling again in the early hours, although at reduced speeds.
Shortly after 5am there remained only one track open between Laxå and Hallsberg.
The backlog eased during the night but the Transport Administration (Trafikverket) expects further congestion on the tracks during Thursday as services intensify.
"We can't say how long they are going to be," Linda Bengtsson at the Transport Administration said.
"According to a very preliminary forecast Hallsberg should be ready at 9am. At Laxå, where the track has been damaged by fallen lines, a single track will operate until about 6pm," she said.