Services on the Western line of the Mumbai suburban train network were severely affected after an empty coach derailed off a slow track between Lower Parel and Elphinstone railway stations at 2:15 am Tuesday. The coach was put back and the services were resumed around 10 am.
According to the Western Railways officials, a 19-coach empty train was travelling from the Parel workshop to the yard when the second coach capsized onto the adjoining track, affecting services in both directions.
“We hope to restore the services on the slow tracks by 11 am. The fast train tracks are still functional and we will make alternate arrangements,” an official had said earlier. He added that an inquiry will be conducted to probe in to the reason of the derailment.
No injuries were reported in the incident.