Two suburban trains collide at Andheri station

Two trains collided during a crossover on track no 4 at Andheri station on Saturday night. Until the time of going to press, railway authorities did not confirm any casualties or the number of passengers injured in the incident.

Two trains collide at Andheri station

Crowds throng the scene of the accident. Pic/ Satyajit Desai

The incident occurred around 11.15 pm. A Virar-bound fast train (VR 1057) that had left platform no 4 had halted on the track for about 10 minutes due to technical issues. Another train (BO 1022) that was moving on platform no 3, in the opposite direction towards Churchgate, was crossing over to platform no 5, when it collided with the first train head-on.

Services on platform no 1, 2 and 3 were discontinued, but railway authorities said they would resume in a couple of hours. During crossovers, trains do not usually travel at a speed of above 10 kmph. This, coupled with the fact that VR 1057 was stationary, should reduce the number of casualties. 

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