Trains back on track

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Signal trouble and power cuts, some caused by lightning and more torrential rain, have shut down train lines and caused major problems for thousands of commuters since late Wednesday. Things were running better again on Thursday, claimed state railroad Jernbaneverket.

Thunderstorms caused some disruptions Thursday morning, Jernbaneverket reported, but the line running south from Oslo’s central station to Ljan was repaired during the night, as was the signal trouble on the line between Skøyen and Lysaker, west of downtown Oslo. Service was expected to run as normal on Thursday, a Jernbaneverket spokesman told state broadcaster NRK.

State railway NSB set up bus service as an alternative to the train lines, but that didn’t prevent major delays and frustration among passengers. They’ve already gone through a summer of more disruption caused by the long-overdue maintenance and expansion of tracks and stations. staff