Mumbai: Trains on Western Line resume after delay following theft of battery box in Mahim

A power failure at Dadar station has caused trains on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban network to come to a halt.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2016 3:10 pm
mumbai-trains-power-glitch-rohit Passengers cross the tracks after alighting in Mahim following a power failure. Express Photo

The Western Railway of the Mumbai suburban network came to a halt after someone stole a battery box at the Mahim Electric Sub Station, the Western Railway PRO has confirmed.

At about 12:20 pm, the Western Railways tweeted: OHE problem has been rectified and charged, and trains are likely to resume in 10 minutes. The trains are now running, WR has said in another update.

“Traffic on Down slow started at 12.18 hrs.  All four lines resumed at Dadar at 12.23 hrs,” WR said.

Mumbai, mumbai trains, mumbai local trains, dadar, churchgate, news, mumbai trains, mumbai train delay Suburban trains on the Western Railway have been affected due to a technical problem on Dadar Station public crowd at Bandra Station on Monday. (Source: Express Photo by Ganesh Tendulkar)


Slow trains heading towards Churchgate have now resumed, though crowded.

Fast trains are skipping Goregaon and heading towards Andheri. Bandra-bound trains, however, have resumed.

Passengers are also boarding the harbour line and alighting at Mahim, so as to avoid the Western Line stretch.

“There’s no train from Churchgate as of now for a while. Efforts are on for restoration,” Western Railways PRO said.

The WR PRO had earlier cited the issue as a technical glitch.

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“A technical glitch in OHE Circuit is the problem, it’s likely to be rectified within next 15 minutes after which services will resume, an official had said.

More details are awaited.

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  1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
    Jun 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm
    Battery boxes should henceforth be protected by 'Black Cats'.
    1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
      Jun 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm
      It is 'chua' in AI and 'chor' in Railways.
      1. S
        Jun 20, 2016 at 8:44 am
        Has WRly appointed from the gang of Anupam Kher, Fashion Insute Bose, Pune Film Insute Bose and the like for the operation and maintenance of the suburban railway ? We, pengers, see a difference in quality of train running. There were several disruptions in the last couple of months and we are scared what will happen during the monsoon rains to us.
        1. Hpg Hdl
          Jun 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm
          for fasting running we need to appoint the personnel from Nexalie group who is ruining the Delhi. or personnel from 2G ,Jija G and CoalG group.
          1. I
            Jun 20, 2016 at 10:26 am
            If the trains are not suitable, go by bus.
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