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Train derails at Kristiansand station. Station closed for traffic. The night train from Oslo to Stavanger has derailed at Kristiansand station, damaging some of the surrounding infrastructure. None of the 170 passengers on board were hurt when the rear engine and two empty carriages came off the tracks just before 4 a.m. this morning. The passenger cars are now lying on their side.

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Train derails at Kristiansand station

Published on Monday, 26th April, 2010 at 09:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Station closed for traffic.

Train at Kristiansand station (Illustr.)
Train at Kristiansand station (Illustr.)
Photo: Klaus with K/Wikimedia Commons


The night train from Oslo to Stavanger has derailed at Kristiansand station, damaging some of the surrounding infrastructure.

None of the 170 passengers on board were hurt when the rear engine and two empty carriages came off the tracks just before 4 a.m. this morning. The passenger cars are now lying on their side.

Accident investigators from the National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket) are now on the scene.

NSB’s head of information, Preben Colsrud, has no further details about the incident for now.

“The derailment will affect train traffic in both directions,” Colsrud tells Dagbladet.

Passengers to/from Kristiansand will be rerouted to Vennesla and Nodeland stations until the station has been reopened.



Published on Monday, 26th April, 2010 at 09:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: kristiansand, station, nsb, jernbaneverket, train, derailment, accident, investigation, oslo, stavanger.





  
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