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Stockholm Odenplan reopens after escalator scare

Traffic authorities warned of rush-hour chaos on Monday. Photo: Hossein Salmanzadeh/TT

Published: 16.Jul.2018 07:21 hrs

Stockholm Odenplan reopened to commuter trains on Monday morning after faulty escalators forced the station to shut. Stockholm City however remains closed until further notice.

Two of the Swedish capital's busiest stations closed on Friday after an escalator lost control a few days earlier and started running at speed in the wrong direction and sent people tumbling.

Nobody was seriously injured, but when public transport operator SL investigated what had happened, significant rust and wear and tear was discovered inside the escalator's gearbox.

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