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Cracks in the rails led to derailed fishing trains

2019-09-04T08:50:01.879Z

On Wednesday, February 6 at 5:25 in the morning, a train derailed with the last five carriages - out of a total of fifteen north of Gällivare. Although no person was injured, the Swedish Transport Administration has now prepared an investigation report showing that the rail was at high risk for cracks.



The freight train that derailed in Gällivare in February this year must have been caused by cracking in the rails. This is according to an investigation by the Swedish Transport Administration about the incident. The report also points out that the cold, minus 31 degrees, and that this type of rail has a higher tendency to crack.

According to the report, the rail that has a life span of 25-30 years has been there for 36 years. Although no person was injured in the accident, the derailed wagons suffered partial damage. Several of the derailed wagons were full of fresh fish, which had to be discarded after the accident.

Source: svt

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