Train jumps tracks at Mathura junction, climbs onto platform

  • | Thursday | 28th September, 2023

Agra: In a freak accident, a train arriving from Delhi derailed and climbed onto a platform at Mathura junction on Tuesday night. The train stopped after climbing onto platform 2A and colliding with the electric pole. While one woman passenger suffered electric shock, no casualties were reported, railway authorities confirmed. Five railway staffers, including the loco pilot of the train, have been suspended.According to authorities, the electrical multiple unit (EMU) trains engine caused damage to a section of the platform and an electric pole. Train traffic was disrupted as a piece of overhead equipment (OHE) was severed in the accident.Several videos of the incident, circulated on social media platforms, showed the EMUs engine near the stations signboard. Railway station director SK Srivastava said the train had arrived from Shakur Basti in Delhi to Mathura Junction at 10.49 pm. After all the passengers disembarked, it rolled down the track and climbed onto platform 2A before coming to a stop after hitting the pole.Prashasti Srivastava, divisional commercial manager for Agra division of North Central Railway, said, "A woman, 39-year-old Usha Devi from Jhansi, received electric shock in the incident. She was taken to hospital, where she received first aid before being transferred to Jhansi.Himanshu Shekhar Upadhyay, chief public relations officer of North Central Railway, said, A high-level enquiry has been ordered into the unusual incident. We also published the following articles recentlyTrain rams into platform at Mathura JunctionA Shakurbasti-Mathura MEMU train rammed into a platform at Mathura Junction, causing damage to the overhead electricity (OHE) pole and the platform. Thankfully, no one was injured as all passengers and crew had already deboarded the train. The incident occurred shortly after the train arrived at platform 2A. The MEMU rake belonged to Northern Railways.Drunk helper behind train climbing on to platform at MathuraA drunk helper caused a train accident in Mathura Junction when he placed his bag on the throttle of the engine, causing it to accelerate and crash into the platform. An internal report found that the helper, Sachin Kumar, who had been sent to get the key of the driving trailer coach, was inebriated and not paying attention to his surroundings. Sachin and four other staff members involved in train operations have been suspended. A breathalyzer test revealed that Sachin had consumed alcohol.Shakurbasti-Mathura MEMU breaks through platform at Mathura junctionA Shakurbasti-Mathura MEMU train broke through a platform at Mathura junction after all passengers and crew had disembarked. The train arrived at platform 2A and rolled over, damaging the platform and disrupting the overhead electricity supply. No one was injured in the incident. The cause of the accident is under investigation, and the train is scheduled to depart for the national capital the following morning.

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