Rail fracture near Boisar delays local train services on Mumbai’s western line

Local trains to Mumbai were running 25 minutes late on Saturday morning

mumbai Updated: Feb 03, 2018 12:04 IST
Ram Parmar
Ram Parmar
Hindustan Times
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A Western Railway maintenance team works to fix the rail fracture at Umroli Road station on Saturday morning.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s suburban train services were disrupted on the western line following a rail fracture near Umroli Road station in Boisar early on Saturday. Train heading towards Mumbai were affected for around 25 minutes.

By mid-day traffic was returning to normalcy, but trains along this stretch are deliberately being run slower than usual.

The crack was detected around 7.15am by two gatemen, who then alerted the concerned rail department immediately, following Mumbai-bound trains were halted and the maintenance staff rushed to the spot.

A Wester Railway WR spokesperson confirmed the incident and said the fracture was rectified soon. “There was a 25-minute delay towards Mumbai,” he said, adding that the WR would issue appreciation certificates to the two alert gatemen.

The rail fracture may have occurred because of dramatic temperature fluctuations and low night temperatures, sources in the WR said.

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 12:01 IST