Five people were injured when a new-age suburban train rammed into Churchgate station’s dead-end at platform number 3 on Thursday afternoon. Commuters in the train who were about to alight fell over each other as the train halted with a jerk and loud bang.
This is the second such incident in two months in the city, the earlier being in February at Mumbai CST.
Motormen at Churchgate said there is a delay in the application of electro-pneumatic brakes with the new trains since they have been modified for motor failures recently and the problem has been reported in the logbook of several new trains.
The train had left Virar at 1.26 pm and en route no problem was reported. It reached Churchgate at 2.50 pm where the incident occurred. The motorman on the train was S.N. Pandit, while the guard was Shabhan Ali.
Western Railway chief spokesperson Shyam Sunder Gupta said there will be a comprehensive inquiry into the incident to find out what exactly went wrong.
“There will be trials of the train, the motorman and guard will be questioned and all the aspects relating to the incident will be looked into,” he said.