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Trains delayed after IT glitch hits rail services

File photo of Stockholm central station. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 11.Oct.2017 08:02 hrs

Train passengers suffered delays on Wednesday morning after an IT glitch affected railway traffic across large parts of Sweden.

Trafikverket said the IT issue affected the running order system that monitors trains in order to show where they are on the map and lets the train drivers know when to go and when to stop.

"We're driving manually now. It then takes longer to manage the traffic and that causes delays," Trafikverket press officer Bengt Olsson told Swedish news agency TT.

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