8 services hit as empty train goes off track in Mysuru

8 services hit as empty train goes off track in Mysuru

Services were disrupted for several hours on Tuesday after an empty train derailed at the Mysuru station.

Three bogies of Basava Express went off the track when it was being reversed to platform line after maintenance around 11.45 am. It was scheduled to leave for Bagalkot at 1.30 pm.

Following the derailment, thousands of passengers were affected, as many incoming trains had to be stopped at different points, en route to Mysuru. The services between Mysuru and Bengaluru were largely affected, besides those to Arsikere and Chamarajanagar.

The Bengaluru-Mysuru Rajya Rani Express that was scheduled to arrive in Mysuru at 1 pm was stopped at Naganahalli, where the passengers had to alight.

As platform 1 remained accessible from top point, the Mysuru-Chennai Shatabdi Express that stops on the same platform and leaves from the same platform came in handy for railway authorities to ferry passengers of Rajya Rani train from Naganahalli to Mysuru. The Rajya Rani train was pulled back to Bengaluru with a different engine.

P Ram, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway, told Deccan Herald,  “The situation was restored to normalcy by 6 pm. The mishap occurred when the train was being brought to platform 3. It was the fourth such incident in the last 12 years and no casualties were reported.”

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