Commuters experience delays after S-train hits dumpster – The Post

Commuters experience delays after S-train hits dumpster

No injuries reported, but DSB has reported the act of vandalism to the police

Some vandalism is worse than others (photo: DSB)
November 18th, 2016 10:26 am| by Christian W
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S-trains in parts of Copenhagen experienced cancellations and delays this morning after a train hit a dumpster thrown onto the tracks early this morning.

Rail operator DSB deems the act to be vandalism and has reported it to the police. The large rubbish container got wedged under the train, which subsequently got stuck.

“We are looking at this case as being very serious,” Tony Bispeskov, the head of communications at DSB, told Metroxpress newspaper.

“It is vandalism and it means that a lot of trains were cancelled this morning.”

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Back on track
The dumpster was hit sometime around 06:45 this morning, and the incident led to cancellations on the C, E and Bx lines.

As of now, the dumpster has been removed, the rails checked for damage and the trains are back on schedule.