S-train service stopped 100,000 commuters face extended delays
There is currently no S-train service with the exception of line F. Banedanmark cites 'technical problems' and says it will likely take a few hours before service is up and running again
A sign at Nørreport Station stating that S-train service has been stopped and that information about coach service is available on information screens (Photo: Scanpix)
Technical problems on the S-train network have forced rail infrastructure administrator Banedanmark to halt service on all lines, except for line F. Some 100,000 people could be affected by the disruption, which is expected to continue into rush hour.
The problems are due to a faulty electical wire that is causing damage to trains. Niether railway operator DSB nor Banedanmark could predict when the normal train service would start up again.
“This will affect many passengers and, naturally, we are very sorry,” Claus Christiansen, a spokesperson for Banedanmark, told Ekstrabladet newspaper. “We will try and instruct passengers how they can get around this, but it will drastically influence the passengers.”
About 300,000 passengers use the S-trains every day.
Between Valby and Hellerup, passengers can take a regional or Øresunds train. Coaches will be serving the following routes:
København H- Køge
Valby- Høje Taastrup
DSB warned that a lack of buses could mean tight spaces and extended waiting times.
Further information is available at dsb.dk.
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