A rail fracture crippled suburban railway services on Harbour line of Central Railway (CR),with 25 cancellations reported on Wednesday morning.
A rail fracture on the up-line between Mankhurd and Govandi on Harbour line was detected by the Signal & Telecommunication department after signals between the two places failed repeatedly.
While a train from Belapur to CST crossed the affected rail,an up-train from Bandra was held up from 6.59 am to 7.35 am between Mankhurd and Govandi,while the line was being rectified.
A K Singh,Public Relations Officer of Central Railway said,A minor rail fracture was reported on Harbour line on Wednesday morning. Services were running with a delay of 15 to 20 minutes.
According to the spokesperson,services on the up-line were running at a restricted speed that added to the delays and cancellation of services later in the day.
This year,three rail fractures have been reported on Central and one on Western line. On March 13,a rail fracture was reported near Mira Road Station on the Western Railway.
On June 26,two separate cases were reported between Titawala and Khadavali,and CST and Masjid. On July 3,a rail fracture was reported near Thane Station on the Thane-Vashi section of the Trans-Harbour line.