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Power failure disrupts Beijing subway

(Xinhua)

09:01, February 28, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- A power failure disrupted transport services on a major subway line in Beijing during Monday rush hour, stranding thousands of commuters.

The disruption occurred at 6:11 p.m from Sanyuanqiao to Shaoyaoju on Subway Line 10. Services were restored by 6: 37 p.m., Beijing Subway operators said, adding that thousands of subway riders were affected.

The subway company said an investigation into the power outage was underway.

The disruption also affected Line 1 and Line 5, stranding commuters in other parts of the subway network.

Subway Line 10, once completed by the end of 2012, will be the second loop line in Beijing.

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