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Trains reach stranded tourists


Trains have begun running to the Swiss resort of Zermatt, where more than 13,000 tourists have been trapped for three days because of heavy snow, BBC claims.

The local railway firm said services resumed yesterday evening, January 10, after tracks had been cleared of snow.

The unusually heavy snowfall has caused havoc across the Alpine region, and led to several casualties.

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn railway company said the first shuttle trains between Zermatt and Täsch began operating at 17h15 yesterday.

It hopes to have the onward route from Täsch to Visp operating today but "until then, replacement buses will continue to operate".
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