MUMBAI: An Electrical Multiple Unit local crashed in to the dead-end buffer on platform No. 3 at Churchgate on Sunday morning. A woman was seriously injured while four other commuters sustained minor injuries.
Eye witnesses claimed that as soon as the train hit the buffer, the train got decoupled and jumped the front of the platform. However, there are no report on injuries.
The buffer is a safety device to stop trains and absorb the shock in case a train overshoots. A panel will be set up for a probe.
A senior railway official said, “The train usually enters into the platform at speed of 30 kmph. We have to examine whether the train was over-speeding or if the motorman failed to apply the brakes at the right moment.”
Looks like the railways need to add a buffer before the buffer on all platforms.
was he on drugs or asleep? or did he suddenly turned blind? these drivers getting huge salaries (over a lakh per month) need to be taught lessons
Evans Christopher Sumitra (Unknown)
Accidents do happen. It may be due to human error or mechanical failure, but only a thorough investigation can reveal the cause. Thank God there were no fatalities in this accident.
Clara Miranda (jkt)
Thankfully not so many casualties,considering Churchgate is always crowded.
So we already have a Bullet train. The railways should turn their attention to making rail travel safe, rather than just trying to make it fast.
Evans Christopher Sumitra (Unknown) replies to sundarv
You are absolutely right.
Mr Nobody (North Pole)
Was he talking to his GF on his mobile and forgot to apply brakes??
Evans Christopher Sumitra (Unknown) replies to Mr Nobody
That is a possibility.
The Common Crow (Unknown)
Had this happened on a weekday…. casualties could have been much, much more
Vijay Tiwari (Unknown)
Motorman must be drunk, i think.
MrClear () 3 days ago
At other normal stations , they ( motorman) stop trains at proper markings.. then why the hell , trains r ramming at ending stations.?
O Teri…was the motorman racing with some car on the road next to the tracks?!?
NK Gopal (Mumbai)
I feel that it was a human error.
Kaustubh Pandit (Unknown)
This is really bad.!! Wonder why the buffers weren’t able to stop the train, they are designed to absorb the shock in such cases.