Commuter Trains To Moscow's Southwest Running Again After Crash
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 26 2013 11:36
- Last edited 11:36
Commuter trains heading to and from Moscow's southwestern suburbs have started running again after a collision between a train and a car on the Moscow-Kursk line Monday morning led to delays, the city's transport department said.
The city's emergencies department confirmed that the train service has been restored and added that the road has also be reopened for cars.
"Thanks to the prompt action of the fire and rescue departments together with the emergency services, at 8 a.m. the movement of trains and vehicles was fully restored," the department said.
The crash happened at a railway crossing in the New Moscow suburb of Shcherbinka at about 6:45 a.m. when the driver of a Chevrolet car failed to stop at the warning signal, traffic police told Interfax.
The metal posts programmed to come out of the ground and stop cars driving over the tracks were not raised, preliminary reports indicated.
The car's driver was taken to the hospital in Podolsk and is in a coma, RIA Novosti reported.