A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Express got detached from the train near Jogeshwari station on Thursday morning, delaying local and long-distance trains on the western line during peak hours. "No passenger was injured in the incident," officials said.
However, this delayed further journey of the affected train and local train services, causing inconvenience to several commuters on the Western Railway's suburban network.
The incident took place between Andheri and Jogeshwari stations on the down (Borivali-bound) fast line at around 5:30 am when the train's rear Linke Hofmann Busch coach got uncoupled.
"It was an empty coach and was supposed to open from a station ahead," Western Railway's Chief Public Relations Officer Sumit Thakur said. Later, the coach was re-coupled and the train departed at 6:40 am.
Movement of several outstation trains, suburban trains was affected
The train left from the Bandra Terminus at 5:10 am for Ramnagar in Uttar Pradesh and was supposed to reach Borivali station at 5:33 am, but due to the incident, it arrived at 7:03 am.
"The suburban trains on the western line were running late by 10 to 15 minutes, and the movement of several outstation trains was also affected," an official said.
Western Railway's Divisional Railway Manager informed about the delay