After seven hours, Harbour line service resumes

The railway officials have expressed the possibility of restoration of Western Railway services by tonight but there has been no official statement by the Western Railways.

After seven hours, Harbour line service resumes

On Tuesday morning, the harbour line service was disrupted after the collapse of Andheri’s pedestrian bridge near the station at around 7:30 am. After the long break of seven hours, at 2:16 pm, the first local train from Andheri ran to CSTM from the harbour line route and later, the train from Andheri to Panvel commenced its journey as well.

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Since Tuesday morning, the trains from Andheri to Virar on the Western line and Goregaon to CSTM trains of the Harbour line were completely jammed. Along with the overhead wire broken on the Harbour tracks, there was also a mound of slabs of the bridge blocking the railway tracks.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade, RPF and other city services have already begun the work for clearing the debris from the western railway track. In the meantime, the railway administration repaired the broken overhead wires and thus it resumed the harbour line trains.

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While the harbour train services have resumed, the question about the western line still persists. The authorities have indicated that the services will resume by night since the rain is interrupting the debris-clearing work. There has been no official statement from Western railways regarding the same. 

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