Cold brings trains to a standstill in northern Sweden

Photo: Johan Nilsson, Scanpix, AFP.Trains in Sweden’s Far North ground to a halt this weekend in the -40 degree cold, although lines were normal in the rest of the country.

Anders Edgren, spokesman at train operator SJ says that it is “simply too cold to run trains” between the cities of Luleå and Narvik on Saturday. He says that it is not possible to guarantee people’s safety, and so busses will replace trains – but only on the parts of the line where driving is possible.

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