Europe Trains and ferries cancelled as storm approaches western Sweden by katiazev September 21, 2018 September 21, 2018 Gothenburgers wait at the train station during an earlier storm. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT Trains and boats across western Sweden have been cancelled as a heavy storm draws in over the country on Friday. Storm Knud is expected to hit the West Coast on Friday, with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) forecasting wind speeds of between 90 and 100 km/h on Friday evening. A class-two warning has been issued for several western regions: Skagerrak, Bohuslän, Göteborg, Dalsland and western Västergötland, with Halland on a class-one warning after being downgraded from the higher level. But the stormy weather won’t be limited to those areas, with heavy winds also expected in most of the rest of Götaland and Svealand. The forecast remains uncertain, with SMHI noting that it may change over the course of the day, both in terms of the direction and the strength of the winds. Rail and boat traffic has already been affected and further disruption may be announced later in the day. Sweden’s Transport Administration has cancelled trains on four stretches of track in western Sweden, with the ban in place for almost 24 hours from 4pm on Friday. The affected lines are Uddevalla–Strömstad, Varberg–Borås, Borås–Herrljunga and Håkantorp–Gårdsjö Even traffic by boat has been affected. Stena Line has cancelled several ferry departures between Sweden and Denmark on Friday, with the lines between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn as well as the Varberg–Grenå line facing disruption. Source link EuropeNews previous post Berlin blocks controversial Wall project next post Miley Cyrus’ sister Noah Cyrus selling bottle of her tears for $16.4k related posts Slovenian President Expresses Concern Over Politician's Armed Group Despite EU sanctions, hotel rooms available in Crimea... Spain unveils assets of top ministers amid corruption... Italy allows stranded migrants to dock in Sicily... EU Commission Refers 6 Countries to EU Court... France′s Emmanuel Macron under fire for callous ′career... Italian populists sue black politician for calling their... Putin Hopes Europe Will Resist US Pressure on... Nazi insults targeting Romanian president enrage German officials... In Moscow, US Senator Hopes for 'New Day'... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.