Mumbai: Wagon derails on Central Railway, eight trains cancelled

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By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

Published: September 15, 2018 2:58:00 am


Mumbai: Wagon derails on Central Railway, eight trains cancelled rail759 The wagon jumped tracks round 1 am on Friday. (Express photograph by Deepak Joshi)

Eight trains had been cancelled and two diverted after an eight-wheeler tower wagon derailed between Asangaon and Kasara stations on the Central railway (CR) at 1.04 am on Friday. railway site visitors was disrupted between Asangaon and Kasara within the morning hours.

Commuters at Vasind station protested towards delay in prepare Companies. “During midnight maintenance block from 11.40 pm on September 13 to 1.10 am on September 14, between Kasara and Umbermali, an eight-wheeler tower wagon derailed at 1.04 am on Friday,” mentioned an official.

Restoration work began and a reduction prepare was ordered instantly from Kalyan and Igatpuri. “The cause of the derailment is being investigated,” mentioned a CR official.

Malang Kumar, who works at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), mentioned: “We waited for almost half-an-hour at Vasind station for a local train. But we saw mail express trains were running smoothly. That angered us and we stopped the trains. CR trains are usually late and a situation like this prolongs our journey.”

A CR official mentioned: “Suburban trains were later running up to Titwala only. Traffic remained affected between Titwala and Kasara for some time before returning to normalcy.”

The protest at Vasind ended by eight am and motion of mail specific trains resumed.

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