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Sørlandsbanen closed until Thursday


Sørlandsbanen is closed between Vegårshei and Gjerstad after a freight train derailed on Monday evening. Photo: Bane Nor / NTB

Of NTB | 22.05.2024 01:09:28

Economy and business: – Major damage is being reported on the section, and it will be closed until Thursday 23 May, writes the train company Go-Ahead on its pages.

The company further writes that all their trains will run, with some exceptions, and that there will be buses for trains on parts of the route.

– There will be deviation handling by bus between Kristiansand and Gjerstad.

Bane Nor alerts on its pages that there will be a new update at 11pm on Thursday evening.

It was on Monday evening that a freight train heading towards Alnabru in Oslo derailed between Vegårshei and Gjerstad. The reason why the locomotive derailed was a broken axle.

– This is a major incident, there are serious matters, said press guard Harry Korslund in Bane Nor to NTB on Tuesday afternoon.

It concerns at least 1 kilometer of track that has been destroyed with damage to sleepers and rails. Investigations will show whether the extent is even greater.

(© NTB)


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