Trains cancelled in Stockholm after power blackout

Several long-distance and inter-city trains were cancelled from Stockholm on Tuesday morning, after an electricity wire was torn down. We bring you the latest updates in this article.

Trains cancelled in Stockholm after power blackout
Several trains departing from Stockholm were cancelled on Tuesday. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

The power outage did not affect the main railway line as such, but it did knock out electricity at rail operator SJ's storage facility for long-distance trains in Solna north of Stockholm.

As a result, six trains operated by SJ were cancelled in the morning on the busy route between Stockholm and Uppsala. The Local understands SL-run commuter trains (pendeltåg) were not immediately affected.

The problem is also expected to cause delays or cancellations in Örebro, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Sala, Katrineholm, Aneby, Boxholm, Kimstad, Linghem, Linköping, Mantorp, Mjölby, Norrköping, Tranås, Vikingstad, Nässjö, Eskilstuna, Arboga, Hallsberg, Degerfors, Kristinehamn, Välsviken, Laxå, Väse, Vingåker, Karlstad, Malmö, Nyköping and Västerås, according to public broadcaster SVT.

By 8am it was not known when the problem would be resolved, but a spokesperson for Sweden's National Transport Administration told SVT it could take until 7pm on Tuesday.


train – tåg

delays – förseningar

cancelled – inställda

morning – morgon

railway – järnväg

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