December 15, 2011 / 1:41 PM / 8 years ago

Power problem knocks out Berlin's S-Bahn

Passengers wait on the platform at Alexander Platz S-Bahn train station in Berlin December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - An electric failure shut down the entire Berlin S-Bahn light rail system on Thursday, leaving the German capital without any service on the urban fast train network operated by a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn

Police said there was no evidence of sabotage on the S-Bahn, one of three light rail systems used by Berlin commuters and which is used by up to 1.3 million passengers a week, but the cause of the failure was not immediately clear.

Reporting by Volker Warkentin; Writing by Stephen Brown

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