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Derailed work train delays subway
OSAKA -- A rail maintenance train derailed at Nishi-Tanabe Station on the Osaka Midosuji Line early Thursday, affecting some 280,000 commuters, subway officials said. The first car of the five-car work train derailed at the Abeno Ward station at around 3:45 a.m., halting electricity transmission along the line and delaying the start of the city-run subway's operations for four hours, the officials said.
None of the 14 workers on the maintenance train was injured.
Subway services between Senri-Chuo and Nakamozu stations did not start until around 9 a.m., the officials said, adding that the subway operator is investigating to determine the cause of the accident.
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