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Metro Line 1 shuts down in morning rush hour

CITY'S Metro Line 1 was partly shut down during morning rush hours after a power glitch caused two trains to collide.

No injury was reported yet. But several passengers in the collided trains fell down and two elderly were knocked unconscious on impact, according to

The accident was caused by a rescue train which was sent to fix the power glitch that has caused service halt between the line's Shaanxi Road S. station and People's Square station since 5:50am today. Initial examination result suggested that the electrical short circuit was caused by carbon fiber dropped from tunnel roof.

Metro operators sent out recue trains to evacuate commuters stuck along the line, while one of the rescue trains, which went against operation signals, slammed into another train from one side at the Shanghai Railway Station, a transmission station at about 7am.

Fortunately, no one was injured as the two trains are running at low speed, according to the Shanghai Shentong Group, the metro operator.

Passengers in the trapped train have been evacuated and all stations were sealed off. The power glitch has been fixed before 7:06am.

The line has restored to full service on the single north-to-south side between Fujin Road and Xinzhuang Station from 7:50am. Trains are also running between Xinzhuang Station and People's Square station

The metro authority said they have sent more than 80 buses to evacuate passengers stranded in the station. The cause of the accident will be released later.


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