Goods train derails,delays trains by hours

The derailment of a goods train near the Ambala Cantonment station led to disruption in train services.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:January 6, 2012 2:01 am

The derailment of a goods train near the Ambala Cantonment station led to disruption in train services. Some trains had to be diverted and the arrival at the Chandigarh Railway Station was delayed. The Kalka Shatabdi arrived four hours late.

Four wagons of a goods train carrying coal,proceeding towards Bathinda,were derailed in the morning. This led to train schedule disruption. The trains along the routes were stalled and the Kalka Shatabdi,which arrives from New Delhi in the morning,was diverted via Sirhind.

The harried passengers were stranded for around an hour before the train was diverted to an alternate route. While the train was scheduled to arrive in Chandigarh at around 11.30 am it finally arrived at around 3.30 pm. Another train that was diverted from Sirhind was the Paschim Express.

The trains were already being delayed due the heavy fog that has been experienced over the past few days.

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