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Loose wire halts Metro

SHANGHAI'S Metro Line 10 suspended operations at 10 stations for more than an hour yesterday afternoon after a loose wire was found hanging in a tunnel, the city's subway operator said.

Shuttle buses were used to take passengers between Hailun Road Station and the line's terminus at Xinjiangwan Town Station, city traffic authorities said.

The mishap happened about 2:55pm after a train driver detected wire hanging from the top of the tunnel near Hailun Road Station, said the operator, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

Metro officials said "the wire was twisted with the power supply network and affecting the train operation."

Passengers on the train were soon asked to leave the carriages as emergency workers rushed to do repair work, said the operator.

Shanghai Shentong cut the power along the affected section of track.

As the information spread online or TV, passengers were put on buses from the terminal to downtown, officials said.

Operations resumed after repairs were finished about 4pm, said the operator. The bus services ended at 4:20pm, city traffic officials said.

Shentong said it is investigating the cause of the mishap.

On September 27, more than 290 passengers were injured when two subway trains collided on Metro Line 10. An investigation found that human error caused the accident as Metro dispatchers delivered the wrong orders to the trains.


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