Derailment causes partial closure on Copenhagen Metro

Derailment causes partial closure on Copenhagen Metro
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Metro trains between Vanløse and Frederiksberg in Copenhagen were brought to a halt on Friday due to a derailment.

Operating company Metroselskabet posted on Twitter around 4pm on Friday that the section between the two stations would be closed from 4:45pm, due to the earlier derailment of an empty train at Lindevang.

Replacement buses are operating in the area every 10 minutes.

No passengers were on board the train when it derailed and no injuries occurred, the company also tweeted.

“It looks very dramatic, but we call it a faulty train. It travelled slightly too far and subsequently drove onto a switch. That’s why it looks skewed,” Metroservice communications officer Thor Wilkens told TV2.

Wilkens was unable to say how long delays would last in comments given to TV2 just after 2pm. That was reaffirmed in a Metroselskabet tweet around an hour later.

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