Kochi: At least twelve coaches of Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore Express were derailed in the wee hours of Sunday near Karukutty station, Southern Railway said.
The incident took place around when the 16347 express train derailed between Aluva and Karukutty stations in Ernakulam district, after it had left from Thiruvanathapuram, a Southern Railway spokesman said.
No casualties were reported in the incident.
Following the incident, buses and local trains were arranged to ferry the stranded passengers.
Traffic on both the lines of the route is affected due to the derailment and 6-10 hours are expected to complete the repair works of the damaged tracks on Ernakulam-Thrissur route, the spokesman said.
Passengers from the derailed train were taken in buses shortly after the incident.
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) arranged 11 buses through to ferry the stranded passengers.