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Metro line stalls as material hits tracks

OPERATIONS on Metro Line 6 were affected yesterday morning after water-proof material became loose and entered the track, forcing a halt to the trains.

The incident was reported on Line 6's southern Pudong section about 10:45am, said the operator, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

A piece of joint filler was found on the track between Linyi Road Station and Shanghai Children's Medical Center Station, said Metro officials.

The joint fillers connect pieces of duct, which are used to prevent underground water from leaking to the track, according to the operator.

The operator said the train service "had to be stopped as workers entered the track to clear out the stuff."

By 11am the operator changed the operation model, using one track for both directions between six stations - from the medical center station to the Huaxia Road W. stop. The rest of the line operated as usual.

Trains were back to normal by about 11:30am, Metro officials said, adding that the investigation into the cause of the mishap is ongoing.

Similar incidents have halted other lines, such as Metro Line 10, several times within weeks as loose wires were found hanging in the tunnel.


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