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12 Oct 11:00 AM UTC

Sweden: Rail disruptions due to derailment in Ludvika Oct. 12

Train derailment in Ludvika causes regional rail disruptions October 12

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2017, 5:43 AM until 10/19/2017, 5:43 AM (Europe/Stockholm).

COUNTRY/REGION Sweden

Event

On Thursday, October 12, a freight train detailed near Ludvika station, in the eastern county of Dalarna, at around 02:30 (local time). The accident has caused significant rail disruptions affecting passenger trains on the Borlänge-Hallsberg, Borlänge-Kil, and Västerås-Ludvika lines.

It is unclear when traffic will return to normal. A bus replacement service has been set up on affected routes.

Advice

Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their trains and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.