Mumbai local: Harbour line services affected after coach derails at CSMT
The Harbour line connects south Mumbai to Navi Mumbai and Panvel in the adjoining Raigad district.
Local train services on the Harbour line have been affected due to the derailment of a coach at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The derailment occurred after the train touched the end of platform number 1. No one was injured in the incident which took place around 9.40 am, Central Railway's chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said.
"The CSMT-Panvel (PL-61) local was ready to leave platform number one, but it went in the reverse direction and touched the dead-end of the same platform," he said.
The Harbour line connects south Mumbai to Navi Mumbai and Panvel in the adjoining Raigad district. The train services on this line usually operate from platform nos. 1 and 2 at the CSMT and are currently operating only from platform number 2 as efforts are on to re-rail the coach.
Sutar said that the train services on the Harbour line will remain affected until the detailed train is removed and the track declared safe, Sutar said. Some of the suburban services are likely to remain cancelled due to the unavailability of the platform.
Some trains will be short-terminated at Wadala station and operated from there.
"Suburban services on the Main Line are running as per schedule," the official said.
Platform number 1 was cleared by 12.11pm.
The Main Line connects CSMT in south Mumbai to neighbouring Thane city, Kalyan, Kasara and Khopoli.
The local trains are considered as the lifeline of Mumbai and even a minor glitch could affect hundreds of thousands of commuters. Nearly 40 lakh commuters travel on the Central Railway routes every day, including 10 lakh on the Harbour Line.
(With PTI inputs)