Suburban and outstation train services between Virar and Dahanu Road stations completely came to a standstill because of derailment of a goods train near Dahanu road station on Monday morning.
A total of 11 wagons of the north-bound goods train named ConRaj derailed about 121km from Churchgate at 2.30am. The train traffic on both the north- and south-bound routes came to standstill.
It led to cancellation of several trains, including the suburban services. Though Western Railway claimed on the social media that suburban services were running normal between Churchgate and Virar, commuters complained that both were affected and were running at least 10-15 minutes late, leading to huge rush on the trains and at stations in far-off western suburbs.
The outstation trains running between Mumbai and Gujarat and further north were affected too. The WR also asked the state transport undertaking to arrange extra buses for stranded passengers at the stations.
Senior officials of WR, including the divisional railway manager have rushed to the derailment site as the track restoration work is going on.
WR sources said it might take some more time for restoration of traffic since the overhead wire portals were damaged too.