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Runaway freight train: Station master, three others terminated

On February 25, the train began moving, with no one at the controls, after the engineers forgot to engage the brakes when they halted at Kathua station, ostensibly for tea

The terminated employees have been asked to vacate their quarters. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 10:10 AM IST

Driverless train: Northern Railways removes loco pilot for ‘negligence’

The loco pilot, Sandeep Kumar, “failed to fulfil his duties” and observed safe practice as mentioned in the railway norms

 Northern Railways removed the loco pilot of the of the freight train that ran about 70 km on its own from Jammu’s Kathua to Punjab’s Ucchi Bassi from service. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 04:30 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Runaway train was not secured: probe blames engine, station staff

The engineers of a freight train that rolled down from Kathua station on Sunday morning and travelled roughly 75km with no one in control did not adhere to protocol to deploy adequate number of brakes and track wedges when they parked the locomotive, a preliminary inquiry into the incident has found, according to details accessed by HT.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Stalled freight train, which impacted services, cleared from Badlapur

A freight train stalled between Badlapur and Ambernath railway stations, disrupting suburban trains during peak morning hours and causing overcrowding. The issue was resolved by 10am, but delays continued until noon.

The freight train, which stalled at 8.40am, was cleared at about 10am by a second engine that was sent to Badlapur, Central Railway later said in a post (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 03:44 PM IST

‘Working tirelessly’: Ex-PM Devegowda lauds Railway Min after Odisha train crash

Days after the Odisha triple train tragedy, former PM and JD (S) Chief HD Devegowda on Tuesday said Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is working tirelessly.

Former prime minister and JD-S chief HD Devegowda.
Published on Jun 07, 2023 08:43 AM IST
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