Train Derails

A train derailment is the situation when it runs off its rails. In extreme condition, it may even leave its track. It is usually caused when a train collides with another object or mechanical failure of wheels and tracks.

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Two bogies of a passenger train derail in Lucknow

18 Jan 2021

Two bogies of a passenger train derail in Lucknow

Two bogies of a passenger train on its way from Amritsar to Jaynagar in Bihar derailed in Lucknow on Monday morning. No casualties were reported.

Spain: One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train

20 Nov 2018

Spain: One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train

One person was killed and 44 others were injured today when a commuter train derailed near Barcelona (Spain) due to a landslide caused by heavy rains.

Puri-bound Dhauli Express derails, no casualties reported

13 Nov 2018

Puri-bound Dhauli Express derails, no casualties reported

A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal today.

1 killed as truck rams into Rajdhani Express in MP

18 Oct 2018

1 killed as truck rams into Rajdhani Express in MP

A speeding truck rammed into the Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Rajdhani Express today, resulting in the derailment of two of its coaches at a railway crossing in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, an official said.

UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead

10 Oct 2018

UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead

On Wednesday morning, five coaches, and the engine, of Delhi bound New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, killing 5.

Odisha: One coach of Falaknuma Express derails, no casualty reported

04 Oct 2018

Odisha: One coach of Falaknuma Express derails, no casualty reported

One coach of the Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express train today derailed near Kapilas Road railway station in Odisha's Cuttack district but there was no report of any casualty.

Chhattisgarh: Engine of evacuated train derails after Naxals uproot tracks

09 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh: Engine of evacuated train derails after Naxals uproot tracks

The engine of an empty rake of the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train derailed after Naxals uprooted railway tracks near Kamaloor railway station in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.

Turkey: Train derails due to bad-weather, killing 10, injuring dozens

09 Jul 2018

Turkey: Train derails due to bad-weather, killing 10, injuring dozens

Ten people were killed and 73 injured today when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, the Turkish Health Ministry said.

Madurai Express sleeper-class coach derails at Khandala, none hurt

06 Jul 2018

Madurai Express sleeper-class coach derails at Khandala, none hurt

A sleeper class coach of Madurai Express derailed at Khandala railway station on Mumbai-Pune route in Maharashtra in the wee hours today.

Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years

01 Apr 2018

Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years

Despite a series of fatal derailments in 2017, the Indian Railways has achieved one of its best safety records in decades this financial year.

16 injured as passengers "went flying" in Sydney railway crash

22 Jan 2018

16 injured as passengers "went flying" in Sydney railway crash

About 16 people were rushed to hospital with injuries when a train failed to brake at the Richmond Station and hit a barrier.

#ThatWas2017: A year of trains' derailments, mismanagement and misery

31 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: A year of trains' derailments, mismanagement and misery

India will remember 2017 as the year of major train mishaps.

Six train coaches derail in New Delhi, no casualty

29 Dec 2017

Six train coaches derail in New Delhi, no casualty

In yet another derailment, six coaches of the New Delhi-Varanasi Manduadih Express went off the tracks at the New Delhi Railway Station last night.

Tirupati-Nizamabad Rayalaseema Express derails in Telangana, no casualties

23 Dec 2017

Tirupati-Nizamabad Rayalaseema Express derails in Telangana, no casualties

An express train derailed near Nizamabad in Telangana this morning, but there were no casualties, TOI reported.

DMRC suspends four officials for Kalindi Kunj metro crash

21 Dec 2017

DMRC suspends four officials for Kalindi Kunj metro crash

The DMRC has suspended a deputy general manager, an assistant manager, a junior engineer and an assistant section engineer for the Kalindi Kunj train crash on Tuesday.

Week before Magenta-Line launch, Delhi Metro train crashed into wall

19 Dec 2017

Week before Magenta-Line launch, Delhi Metro train crashed into wall

In a severe setback for the Delhi Metro, a train crashed into a wall just a week before inauguration of the Magenta Line.

Washington: 3 passengers killed, 100 injured in Amtrak train derailment

19 Dec 2017

Washington: 3 passengers killed, 100 injured in Amtrak train derailment

At least three people were killed and 100 injured when an Amtrak train crashed on to a highway after getting derailed and falling off a railway bridge.

Major tragedy averted in Lucknow as railway tracks found sabotaged

04 Dec 2017

Major tragedy averted in Lucknow as railway tracks found sabotaged

Major tragedy was averted in Lucknow when officials noticed 150 clips missing from railway tracks in the Mahanagar area yesterday morning and alerted the authorities.

Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derails: 3 dead and 9 injured

24 Nov 2017

Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derails: 3 dead and 9 injured

In yet another terrifying instance of derailment, 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express went off track near Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

ISRO helps Indian Railways avoid accidents, provide real-time updates

14 Nov 2017

ISRO helps Indian Railways avoid accidents, provide real-time updates

Indian Railways has roped in ISRO for a more efficient railway network, including checking accidents at unmanned crossings and providing passengers real-time updates on train movement.

3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties

04 Oct 2017

3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties

The Indian Railways has suffered yet another train derailment.

Jammu Rajdhani Exp derails in Delhi, no casualties

14 Sep 2017

Jammu Rajdhani Exp derails in Delhi, no casualties

The series of accidents in Indian Railways continues as a coach of the Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed in the national capital.

After three derailments, new Railways Minister focuses on damage control

08 Sep 2017

After three derailments, new Railways Minister focuses on damage control

Yesterday, Piyush Goyal faced a tough day in office as he had to answer for three derailments and one an-almost derailment, just a few days after he was appointed Railways minister.

Delhi: Ranchi Rajdhani Express derails; no casualties so far

07 Sep 2017

Delhi: Ranchi Rajdhani Express derails; no casualties so far

The engine and a power car of the Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express have derailed near Delhi's Shivaji Bridge.

Shaktipunj Express derails in UP, no casualties

07 Sep 2017

Shaktipunj Express derails in UP, no casualties

Days after former railway minister Suresh Prabhu was removed reportedly over back-to-back train accidents, seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed today in UP's Sonbhadra.

Mumbai: "Hero" loco-pilots of derailed Duronto Express to be felicitated

02 Sep 2017

Mumbai: "Hero" loco-pilots of derailed Duronto Express to be felicitated

Indian Railways is going felicitate the locomotive pilot (engine driver) Virender Singh and senior assistant loco pilot Abhay Kumar of the Mumbai-bound Duronto Express that recently derailed near Asangaon.

Duronto Express derailment: Alert driver averted a major tragedy

30 Aug 2017

Duronto Express derailment: Alert driver averted a major tragedy

The Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed yesterday but miraculously, there was no casualty, thanks to the alert driver.

Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derails, injuries reported

29 Aug 2017

Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derails, injuries reported

In yet another train accident, some coaches and the engine of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed today morning near Asangaon.

I take full responsibility: Suresh Prabhu after two train derailments

23 Aug 2017

I take full responsibility: Suresh Prabhu after two train derailments

Following the fatal Utkal Express and Kaifiyat Express derailments in four days, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has taken "full moral responsibility".

UP: Kaifiyat Express derails, 70 people injured

23 Aug 2017

UP: Kaifiyat Express derails, 70 people injured

Nine coaches of the Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express derailed near the Auraiya district in UP early in the morning, injuring at least 70 people.

Utkal Exp derailment: Railways takes action against eight officials

21 Aug 2017

Utkal Exp derailment: Railways takes action against eight officials

The Railways has suspended a senior divisional engineer, a senior section engineer, an assistant engineer and a junior engineer after the Utkal Express derailment that killed 23.

Utkal Express derailment: Driver didn't know track was under maintenance

20 Aug 2017

Utkal Express derailment: Driver didn't know track was under maintenance

The death toll in the Utkal Express derailment has reached 23; another 70-100 are injured.

14 coaches of Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar; 23 dead

19 Aug 2017

14 coaches of Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar; 23 dead

Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails at Karnataka

21 Apr 2017

Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails at Karnataka

An Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Friday morning between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka.

Rajya Rani derailment: Rail Min, UP CM announce compensation

16 Apr 2017

Rajya Rani derailment: Rail Min, UP CM announce compensation

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have announced a compensation of Rs. 50,000 each for the victims of the Rajya Rani express derailment.

8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed

15 Apr 2017

8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed

In yet another unfortunate train accident, 8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur.