Keikyu Resumes Full Operations after Crossing Collision


Yokohama, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)--Japanese railway operator Keikyu Corp. <9006> resumed train operations in both directions between Keikyu Kawasaki and Yokohama stations in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, on Saturday, two days after a fatal collision occurred between a train and a truck at a crossing in the section.

The services, including those of "kaitoku" special rapid trains, resumed at past 1 p.m. (4 a.m. GMT).

According to Keikyu, all trains will slow down near the accident site for the time being. The service halt between the two stations affected about 630,000 people.

The collision, which occurred at around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, left the 67-year-old driver of the truck dead and 35 people on the train, including the train driver, injured.

In the accident, the front three cars of the train, which was a kaitoku train, were derailed. The railway operator used cranes to remove the toppled train cars by the early hours of Saturday, and later conducted test runs to ensure the safety of the tracks.

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