V Chandrasekar, Central Railway (CR) spokesperson, said, “The line going towards Kalyan was cleared by 7.30am, while fast services towards CST were restored by 9.30am.”In the evening, Western Railway (WR) services were allegedly behind schedule owing to trespassing between Mahalaxmi and Bombay Central.
“A train going towards Churchgate was stuck between Mahalaxmi and Bombay Central for 20minutes. As result, at least 15-16 trains were delayed for 5-10 minutes,” said a WR official requesting anonymity.
There were also blocks on all three lines, imposed for maintenance work. On the Central line, there were no slow trains at Thakurli, Kopar, Diva, Mumbra and Kalva stations during the block period. “My day was wasted because of the disruption and mega block. I planned to return home from Thane before the mega block, but I was stuck inside the train at Dombivli for more than 40minutes because of the derailment. My whole schedule got disturbed,” said Tejal Desai, Kalwa resident.On Harbour line, there was a mega block between Kurla and Mankhrud, owing to whichall services between CST and Vashi, Belapur and Panvel were suspended.