Passengers travelling to destinations beyond Tiruchi in the Coimbatore – Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdhi Express were taken by surprise on Wednesday morning when the train was terminated at Tiruchi Junction owing to “line block” for carrying out track relaying work between Tiruchi and Thanjavur.

The express train arrived at Tiruchi Junction at around 10.50 a.m. and was terminated at the station taking the passengers by surprise.

A group of passengers assembled in front of the station manager’s room demanding that alternative arrangements be made for them for their onward journey.

Railway sources said refund was given to passengers in the portion from Tiruchi to stations beyond.

The passengers later left by buses arranged by the railways.

However, the passengers had to pay for their bus ride.

Southern Railway had extended the ‘line block’ for track relaying work between Tiruchi and Thanjavur, enforced on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 25 to October 2. Consequently, some trains were cancelled while some others were partially cancelled.

The Coimbatore – Mayiladuthurai – Coimbatore Jan Shatabdhi expresses was one of the trains partially cancelled on September 25 and October 2 as per a railway release issued a few days ago.