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Local trains delayed on Mumbai’s western line; second disruption in two days

Trains were running late by up to 30 minutes on Thursday morning because of signal failure in Andheri and fire at Bandra station stall

mumbai Updated: Dec 21, 2017 15:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Commuters are furious with the frequent disruptions, both on the western and central lines.(HT File Photo/For representational purpose)

Local train services on Mumbai’s western line were disrupted on Thursday morning, with delays of up to 30 minutes. This is the second disruption in two days.

Western Railway officials said a technical snag in the signalling system at Andheri station led to the disruption, but sources said a goof-up during the ongoing remodelling work at the Andheri yard caused the signalling problem.

“Around 6am, there was signal failure between Andheri and Jogeshwari stations on the slow line towards Churchgate,” said a WR spokesperson, requesting anonymity. “The problem was resolved by 8.30am.”

Earlier, around 4.30am, there was some disruption after a catering stall at Bandra station caught fire. Sources said train services on platform number one were stopped because of the fire, which gutted the stall. Services resumed only after it was doused.

Commuters are furious with the frequent disruptions, both on the western and central lines.

On Tuesday, WR trains were delayed because of some mistakes at Churchgate station, which led to three 15-coach trains getting stuck there for almost 45 minutes. The same day, Central Railway services were also affected following a rail fracture on the main line and signal failure and passengers’ protest at Wadala.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 12:53 IST