S-train service to resume normal schedule at 6pm

April 3rd, 2012

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Less damage than originally feared in accident that could have been far worse

Commuter rail service in Copenhagen will begin running as normal at 6pm today, according to Banedanmark. 


Fearing that a rail had been damaged in the derailing this morning, after an S-train hit a replacement section of track dropped by a crane, the rail infrastructure administrator had announced that service would not resume its normal schedule until Wednesday morning.


According to reports, the 18-tonne section of track was intentionally dropped by the crane operator when he realised it was swinging out of control and was in danger of impacting an on-coming train at passenger level. 


Accident investigators say they will now seek to identify why the rail begin swinging, despite safety precautions being in place that should have prevented it from doing so. 


— Original story – published 3 April 2012, 11:31 —


S-train service disrupted after derailing


This morning's train derailing near Nordhavn Station will likely disrupt S-train service until at least tomorrow, according to officials from DSB and Banedanmark.


The front end of the eight-wagon commuter train reportedly derailed when it struck building materials that fell off a nearby crane onto the tracks. According to an offiical from rail infrastructure administrator Banedanmark, the only injury appears to be a passenger who was complaining of neck and back pain.


Due to the derailing, train service on the entire S-train network will be distrupted for the rest of today. Trains are expected to be running again Wednesday morning, when service will resume as normal, according to Banedanmark.


DSB has set up shuttle service between Østerport and Svanemøllen stations leaving every 10 minutes. 


Expect longer travel times and longer periods between departures on the entire S-train network. 


There are currently no Kystbanen trains between Central Station (København H) and Hellerup.


For the most updated information, in Danish, please refer to DSB's website.


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