Train services on Harbour line were disrupted for the entire afternoon on Friday, after a pantograph of a goods train got entangled with overhead equipment (OHE) cables.
A pantograph is an equipment which connects the train and the OHE cables.
This led to cancellation of 24 trains on Harbour line and other trains were delayed by 30 minutes. Services resumed by 6 pm.
The incident happened at 12.30 pm at Wadala when the goods train that left Mumbai Port Trust was heading towards Kurla.
The OHE got entangled with the pantograph near a crossover at Wadala.
This led to disruption of services up to 1.50 pm, where four trains were held up at the spot for more than an hour.
“The trains had passed the crossover point and so got stuck. We had to cut power supply on the stretch to repair
the fault,” said a senior CR official, requesting anonymity.
Later the four trains were cancelled as they were delayed.
“We had to divert 12 Harbour line trains on the Central main line between CST and Kurla. This led to delay in services on main line by 15 minutes,” said CR chief PRO, S Mudgerikar.
Trains were lined up at a gap of around 100 m one behind the other.
“I could see two trains on the same line at ends of a platform,” said Anirudh Jain, a commuter at Chinchpokli station, who then decided to go by road.