Two EMU coaches (second and third coaches from the front) of a Pattabiram train derailed at Avadi Station at 23.25 hrs on December 26, 2017 while leaving Avadi Station. No injury or casualty to any passenger as the train was empty, according to a Souther Railway release.
Chennai Division Railway Officers rushed to the spot and immediately started restoration work, the release said. The first coach was rerailed at 02.20 hrs and the second coach was rerailed at 03.20 hrs. Restoration of track is in progress at the site.
The suburban train traffic is affected and the following EMUs are fully cancelled today i.e. December 27, 2017 :-
Train Nos. 66000, (Avadi – MMC),
66025 (MMC – Sulurpetta),
66029 (Sulurpettah – Nellore),
66030 (Nellore – Sulurpettah),
66026 (Sulurpettah – MMC),
66002 (Avadi – MMC),
66015 (MMC – Arakkonam),
66039 (Arakkonam – Tirupaty),
66033 (Tirupaty – Nellore),
66036 (Nellore – MMC),
66003 (MMC – Avadi).
However, Passenger Specials from MMC are being operated in 30 minutes interval to Tirutani (08.30 a.m.) Tiruvallur (9.00 a.m.) Pattabiram Military Siding (9.30 a.m.) and Arakkonam (10.a.m.) upto 10 a.n. today.
The Suburban train traffic is expected to gradually normalise after 10 a.m. today.