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Wire snag disrupts train service in Sealdah

Kolkata: Train services were affected in various sections after an overhead wire collapsed near the RRI cabin situated close to Sealdah station.
The incident took place at around 5:10 am on Sunday. It led to power cut, as a result of which various trains, including some long-distance ones, were stranded at different stations. A few long-distance trains which were about to enter the station during the period, were stopped as there was no power supply in platform numbers 6-9.
The local trains in the main and Bongaon sections were also affected. After being informed, senior railway officials and engineer rushed to the spot and repaired the damaged portion of the overhead wire. Train services resumed after the repair work was done.
According to a Press statement issued by Eastern Railway, train services were disrupted in ER's Sealdah division due to parting of overhead wire near RRI Cabin at Sealdah at 5:10 am on Sunday, affecting all the platforms of Sealdah main-line section. Repair work was started on war footing and train services were started in platform number one to five within 6 am.
Repair works were completed periodically in the rest of the platforms, i.e. 6 to 9, by 9:17 am and normal train services were resumed in the main-line section. As a result of this incident, 3 pairs of EMU locals had to be cancelled and 16 EMU locals were detained en-route for 30 minutes each on an average.
A few mail/express trains, including DN Teesta Torsa Express, DN Uttarbanga Express, DN Gour Express and DN Darjeeling Mail were also detained en route for 30 minutes each on an average. Normal movement of trains was resumed in the station at around 9:17 am.

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