Dangling rod disrupts WR services

July 20, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 04:50 am IST - Mumbai

Train services on the Western Railway were affected on Thursday afternoon after an iron rod was found dangling from a bridge near Andheri station.

The bridge is located next to Gokhale bridge, which collapsed on July 2, killing one and injuring several people. The fast line to Churchgate remained shut for 30 minutes and other services were delayed by 20 minutes. Fourteen suburban services were cancelled and 50 were delayed.

The incident led to bunching of fast services and commuters climbing off trains stuck between Andheri and Jogeshwari and walking on the tracks. Officials removed the rod after cutting the power supply to the overhead cables at 12.25 p.m. for 14 minutes.

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