Mumbai: Harbour line services stalled as goods train derails near GTB


The derailed goods train near GTB. All pics/Pradeep Dhivar

Local train services on the Harbour line came to a grinding halt on Monday morning after three wagons of a goods train derailed near Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar railway station at around 4:10 am.

Central Railway confirmed the development through tweets in which it mentioned that three wagons and brake van of a goods train derailed between Ravli and Kurla on down Harbour line at 4:09 am.

Suburban trains are running between Kurla and Panvel, CST and Andheri. Also, the main line and trans-harbour trains are running. Harbour line passengers have been permitted by the Central Railway authorities to travel via the Trans-Harbour & Main line.

CR further informed that six additional EMU rakes have been pressed in service on CST-Andheri/Kurla, Panvel-Vashi/Thane and Kurla-Panvel sections. At 9:31 am, a Panvel-CST train plied on the proper Harbour route. 

BEST is also running additional buses from Kurla/Vadala towards CST and Vashi-CST.

Also, according to reports, fast trains towards CST on the main line have been delayed by 5-10 minutes while down locals on the Western Railway are said to have been delayed by 5 to 10 minutes.

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