10 passenger trains cancelled after derailment of goods train at Karunagappalli

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016,10:28 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kollam | A goods train derailed at Karunagappalli Station near here last night, disrupting rail traffic between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam sections.

A Southern Railway release said the goods train carrying fertilisers to Kottayam derailed last night and traffic between Kollam and Kayamkulam stations has been regulated on a single line.

Though no express train has been cancelled, few passenger services have been regulated for the speedy restoration work of the affected line, the release said.

However, 10 passenger trains were cancelled after the accident, reports say.

Few long-distance trains coming to Thiruvananthapuram and towards Ernakulam were held up at nearby stations due to the accident.

9 wagons of the goods train derailed at Mararithottam at around 11 pm Monday, shortly after the Mangalore express passed over.
Railway authorities have ordered an Inquiry into the accident.

Rails at the accident site were seen broken.

Efforts are in full swing to replace the broken rail.