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Pictures: Stockholm train line heads under water

Swedish engineers lowered the last segment of the 16.8 billion kronor ($2.56 billion) Citybanan train tunnel into the Stockholm bay of Riddarfjärden on Tuesday. Join us as we take a picture gallery view of the process.

Pictures: Stockholm train line heads under water
Pictures: Stockholm 'subway' heads under water

Photographers and bystanders gathered on the banks of the bay and up on nearby lookout points to catch a glimpse of a project set to make life easier for Stockholm commuters.

IN PICTURES: Watch as the final segment is lowered and head into the tunnel

Citybanan, or the city line, has been designed to redirect commuter train traffic from the congested central station by adding a new station below the existing central metro site.

Trains coming in from the northern suburbs will first stop at a new station at Odenplan, continuing to the new central station and from there to southern Stockholm.

RELATED STORY: Five facts about the new Citybanan train line

The idea is to free up the existing central station for national rail services as well as freight services.

City planners hope the new commuter train tracks will be in use by 2017.

But that’s enough reading – put on your hard hat and check out these pictures of the lowering of the final section and the progress underground so far on a glorious summer day.

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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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