Mumbai: Local train services on the harbour line were disrupted on Monday for at least half an hour after a piece of cable was found hanging on the overhead wire near the Reay Road railway station.
According to the senior CR official, the incident was reported at 3.40pm by the control room and the section was cleared at 4.10pm after the foreign object was removed. “Once alerted, officials immediately rushed to the site and removed the wire after establishing an emergency traffic block in the affected section. During this time, local train services on the harbour line were halted between CSMT and Wadala,” he said.
Passengers said that a few trains were delayed by half an hour owing to the problem. “I boarded the 3.32pm Panvel-bound local from the CSMT. Announcement was made that due to a technical problem between the Dockyard Road and Reay Road railway stations, the harbour line trains will be late and the passengers can travel through the mail line on the same ticket. The 3.32pm train later departed at 4:16 pm. I reached Nerul half an hour late,” said a frequent commuter.
This is not the first time foreign objects hanging on the overhead wires have caused disruption in local traffic.
Between June 2020 to Dec 2022, around a dozen such incidents have been reported in the suburban section of the CR, resulting in delay of up to 20 minutes for nearly hundred trains.
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