A local train derailed at the Ambernath Railway yard in Thane district of Maharashtra state neighboring Mumbai on Sunday morning, disrupting train operations on the route, officials said.

They added that no one was injured in the accident, which occurred about 50 km from Mumbai.

According to a Central Railway official, one carriage wheel of an empty rake car “derailed” at 8.25 am.

The official said the train operations were affected because the derailed bus was encroaching on the main line from Kalyan to Karjat station.

The sources said the derailment occurred when the train was coming to Ambernath station from the side line or yard side.

It was an empty EMU (Electrical Multiple Unit) rake derailment and there were no occupants on board. Central Railways chief public relations officer Dr. Shivraj Manaspuri said there were no casualties.

The Central Railway said in a statement that efforts are being made to restore empty rake tracks and restore traffic.

Approximately 40 passengers per day travel on local trains operated by the Central Railways.

CR operates 1,810 suburban services on its various routes, including the Main Line (CSMT to Kasara/Khopoli), Harbor Line (CSMT to Goregoan/Panvel), Trans-Harbour Line (Vashi-Thane/Panvel) and Bamandongri-Belapur/ Seawood line.


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