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Travel on Dark Blue Line Still Disrupted After Metro Accident

Commuters stand on a platform as a metro train arrives at a station in Moscow, Russia.

Parts of the Moscow metro's Dark Blue line are expected to remain closed until Friday morning, the city's deputy mayor has said, though free shuttle buses are continuing to run passengers along the route.

Service between the Kievskaya and Molodyozhanaya stations remains disrupted after a derailment Tuesday between the western Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy metro stations.

Full service should be restored by Friday morning, though unforeseen developments may complicate efforts to restore the line, Deputy Mayor Petr Biryukov said Wednesday, Interfax reported.

Free shuttle buses marked with an "M" are running from Kievskaya Station and will stop at all metro stops along the route to Molodyozhonya, including the Park Pobedy, Slavyanksy Bulvar stations.

Twenty two people were killed in the Tuesday accident and more than 200 injured.

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