Stockholmers stranded after more train problems

Stockholmers stranded after more train problems
More train delays plagued Stockholm commuters from Tuesday morning until three in the afternoon, as a power failure in Häggvik caused chaos for trains north of Stockholm.

Train services were disrupted on all train lines north of central Stockholm due to a cable fire at Häggvik, which caused a power failure, wrote the TT news agency.

The outage, which occurred just after 8.30am, affected long-distance and commuter lines as well as the Arlanda Express airport shuttle.

“This is just typical. I don’t even know how to get to Stockholm from here,” said Patrick to The Local after his train was stopped and then cancelled at Sollentuna.

“I guess I’ll just follow the crowd. How much longer are these problems going to keep me from my desk?”

Six trains have been left stranded on the tracks between Stockholm and Arlanda as well as two of the Arlanda Express airport shuttles.

These trains have to be evacuated, or towed to the platform, according to TT.

Replacement buses have taken many of the stranded passengers to their destinations, yet it remains unclear how many people have been affected by the delays, wrote the agency.

On Friday morning, the same train lines as well as some lines on the metro were disrupted until midday due to another power outage.

The lines were up and running again shortly before 3pm, according to TT.

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