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Moscow Metro to Resume Regular Service by Wednesday Evening

The Moscow metro should resume regular service by Wednesday evening after travel was disrupted by a fatal crash that took place the previous day, the Emergency Situations Ministry has said, though it did not specify an exact time.

Full passage along the city's Dark Blue Line should be restored after construction teams worked overnight to help clear the wreckage between the western Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy stations, said Vladimir Stepanov, deputy head of the Emergency Situations Ministry, Interfax reported.

Specialists are continuing to inspect the surrounding construction for structural damage, he added.

There are currently no trains in service between the Kievskaya and Molodyozhnaya stations, which are the next stations on either side of the ones affected. But passengers can take a free shuttle bus designated "M," which is running along the metro route.

Travel was disrupted after three metro cars derailed Tuesday morning, leaving 22 people dead and more than 200 injured.

See also:

At Least 21 Killed in Moscow Metro Rush-Hour Crash

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