Hours after Phailin hit Odisha, the East Coast Railway on Sunday evening resumed train services from Puri as well as Bhubaneswar for stranded passengers.
However, all trains between Howrah and Visakhapatnam, including local passenger trains, remained cancelled keeping in mind the safety of passengers.
The first train that left Bhubaneswar on Sunday evening was Bhubaneswar-Bangariposi, said East Coast Railway chief spokesperson J.P. Mishra here.
The other trains that were scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar on Sunday evening included Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Intercity Express, Puri-Sambalpur Intercity Express, Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express, and Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.
Bhubaneswar-CSTM Konark Express is scheduled to leave from Visakhapatnam instead of Bhubaneswar on Sunday and will remain cancelled between Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam.
Similarly, trains that left Puri on Sunday included Puri-Durg Express, Puri-Hatia Tapaswini Express, Puri- Howrah Express, Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, Puri-Howrah Jagannath Express, and Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express.
Other important trains that originated from Puri included Puri-New Delhi Neelachal Express, Puri-Howrah Dhauli Express, Puri-Santragachi Express, and Puri-Sealdah Express.
According to ECoR, Tirupati-Puri Express that arrived at Palasa on Saturday would return from Palasa. However, Durg-Visakhapatnam passenger leaving Durg on Sunday will run on the normal route.
Mr. Mishra said the Crisis Management Group of ECoR was regularly taking stock of the situation.
Railway emergency teams were stationed in advance with adequate men and material at 25 stations that were considered most likely to be affected.