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Derailment forces SR to cancel trains

Written by: Staff

Chennai, May 1 (UNI) The Southern Railway (SR) today announced the cancellation of eight trains following the derailment of nine wagons of a goods train at Chitheri on the Arakkonam-Katpadi section late last night.

A Railway release here said the single line was restored this morning and all incoming trains coming via Jolarpet and Katpadi, expected to reach Chennai Central this morning, will arrive this afternoon.

Except for some trains, all other trains would leave Chennai Central as per schedule. The Chennai Central-Trivandrum Mail would lave at 2200 hrs instead of 2000 hrs and the Chennai Central-Alleppey Express would leave at 2215 hrs instead of 2115 hrs, it added.

The trains cancelled for the day (both directions) are: Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express, Chennai-Coimbatore-Chennai Kovai Express, Chennai-Bangalore-Chennai Brindavan Express, Coimbatore-Chennai Intercity express, Chennai-Bangalore-Chennai Shatabdi Express, Chennai-Tirupattur-Chennai Yelagiri Express, Bangalore-Chennai Lal Bagh Express and Bangalore-Chennai Express.

Special information centres providing the details of exact train timings have been set up at the Chennai Cenhtral for the convenience of the passengers. The numbers are 25354854, 25024544, 25024545.


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