Goods train derails near Kurla station
A goods train derailed near Kurla station around midnight on Tuesday, affecting services on Central Railway’s Harbour Line and leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.
The mishap took place near Kurla station on the Kurla-Trombay line when the freight train was crossing the Harbour Line around 11.45 pm.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.
“One trolley of the goods train derailed on the Trombay goods line near Kurla station. No one was injured in the mishap,” Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said earlier today.
Since a part of the derailed wagon got stuck at the crossover point of the Harbour and Kurla-Trombay goods line, services on both routes had to be halted.
The disruption left hundreds of commuters stranded, including those waiting at Kurla station or travelling in one of the affected locals.
The derailed wagon was removed from the Harbour Line around 1:30 am, following which services on the route resumed. However, work on removing the wagon from the goods line went on till about 2:45 am.
Early morning services on the Harbour line, which carries around 14 lakh commuters daily, were unaffected by the disruption.