Mumbai: Kurla-bound goods train derails, services on Harbour line suspended
Railway sources said services are likely to be restored by noonUpdated: Feb 27, 2017 09:29 IST
The Central Railway suspended suburban services on the harbour line early on Monday after a Kurla-bound goods train was derailed at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar.
Railway sources said three of the train’s wagons, along with a brake van, were derailed at 4.15 am.
No one was injured. However, the incident threw harbour line services out of gear. Officials are yet to ascertain the cause of the incident. Efforts to move the derailed coaches from the track are ongoing.
Railway spokespersons declined to specify a time frame within which the coaches would be moved. However, railway sources said the services are likely to be restored by noon.
“Harbour line services between CST and Kurla were affected owing to the derailment of a goods train at 4:15 am. Trains running between Kurla-Panvel and Wadala-Andheri were affected,” said CR spokesperson.
Though the CR has arranged for extra trains on the line, the incident means harbour and main line commuters are likely to face a tough time during the morning peak hours.
“Six additional trains are in service on CST-Andheri/Kurla, Panvel-Vashi/Thane and Kurla-Panvel sections” said a CR spokesperson.
He added that the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has arranged for extra buses in Kurla for commuters travelling to CST.