Trains come face-to-face, but collision averted

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:46

Kolkata: Two passenger trains came face-to-face on Thursday at the outer signal of the Sealdah Railway Station here, but a collision was averted as both were able to stop, Eastern railway sources said.

The driver of the Sealdah-Lalgola passenger which left platform 7 at the station at 8:10 am overshot the starter signal and entered the down main line at about 8:17 am, Eastern railway CPRO RN Mahapatra said.

The train stopped just short of the Bongaon-Sealdah local which arrived on the down main line, he said.

He said a collision was averted as both the trains were in very slow motion and the drivers could stop them.

The Sealdah-Lalgola passenger was hauled back to platform 7 and later left at 9.32 am with a new driver, assistant driver and guard.

A departmental enquiry has been ordered.

The driver and assistant driver of the Sealdah-Lalgola passenger have been placed under suspension, a press release issued by ER said.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:46

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