Services on the Western Railway resumed after 11:00 am. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu apologised for the trouble that WR commuters had to go through on the official Twitter page of the Western Railways. View the tweet below



Earlier, train services on the Western Railway were severely affected after an empty bogie of a long distance train derailed between Elphinstone and Lower Parel railway stations.

According to sources in the Western Railway the restoration work is being carried out and slow lines will be opened by 11 am.

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The derailment occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday morning while the train was being shunted to the yard. No injures have been reported. The over head cables were also damaged in the process.

Slow trains have been diverted to fast track from Mumbai Central and Dadar.

Furthermore, slow train services between Matunga Road and Mahalaxmi have been stopped till restoration work is complete. This has affected services on the line for the time being.

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-With inputs from Shashank Rao