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Train traffic disturbed in Sweden due to hot weather

08 Aug 2018, 20:42 ( 8 days ago) | updated: 08 Aug 2018, 20:45 ( 8 days ago)

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A subway station in southern Stockholm, Sweden. File Photo Xinhua.

Train traffic was affected on Wednesday, as 39 train connections in southern and western Sweden have been cancelled due to too warm weather, the Swedish Television SVT reported.

   According to the Transport Administration, there is a risk that the train tracks will bend in the heat.

   "The temperature is high all the time, and we believe that some routes must be suspended temporarily," Joanna Ljunggren, the Press Communications Officer at the Swedish Transport Administration, told the Swedish News Agency TT.

   Train traffic from and to Stockholm, Malmo (610 km South of Stockholm), Gothenburg, Norway's capital Oslo and other smaller cities is also affected due to collapsed power lines and a signal failure.

   Train disturbance is expected to last till Thursday morning. Stops in the train traffic are expected to affect 1,000 to 1,500 passengers, and travellers are advised to contact their train companies for more information.

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