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Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

Several passengers on a commuter train were taken to hospital and the train driver had to be cut loose by emergency services after a train and a truck collided in Stockholm on Thursday morning.

Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

”What we have been told is that the truck somehow got caught on the tracks, but that the driver managed to get out of the vehicle,” said Roger Svendal of the emergency services to daily Aftonbladet.

The police received a call shortly after 7.20am and firefighters and an ambulance were quickly despatched to the scene.

According to emergency services, the train driver had to be cut loose and is seriously injured.

Out of the 10-12 passengers that had been on board the train, three were brought to hospital with minor injuries, while most emerged unscathed.

”They are of course overwhelmed and shocked but no one is seriously injured,” said Jarmo Carlsten of the Stockholm emergency services to news agency TT.

The driver of the truck had managed to get out of the wreck by himself prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

The incident took place on the Roslagsbanan electrified railway line near Rydbo.

As of 10am Thursday morning there were still heavy delays to the traffic on the line.

An inquiry into the cause of the accident has been initiated.

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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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