Trail derailment prompts Northern Railway train services to be halted

Trail derailment prompts Northern Railway train services to be halted

Trail derailment prompts Northern Railway train services to be halted

Written by News 1st

01 Jul, 2014 | 8:36 am

A train plying from Pothuhera to Polgahawela derailed early Tuesday morning.

The Railway Control Room said that a night-mail train arriving from Trincomalee had derailed at around 2.45 a.m. Tuesday.

Two compartments of the Batticaloa – Trincomalee train had derailed in this manner.

The Railway Control Room noted that measures are underway to put the train back on its tracks.

Due to this derailment, trains services on the Northern Railway line were temporarily halted.

The Railway Control Room added that accordingly, train services from Colombo will stop at Polgahawela while trains coming to Colombo will stop at Kurunegala.

Measures were taken to transport passengers from Kurungeala and Polgahawela using buses to allow passengers to reach their destinations.

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