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Posted: Jan 01 (01:14)

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Jan 01 (01:14)   Matheran toy train derails for 5th time this year, back on track within 1 hour

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Entry# 4179220   News Entry# 372850         Tags   Past Edits
There was no damage to the rake and no one has been injured as the rake was empty when it derailed.
The Matheran narrow gauge line conducts a total 17 services from Neral railway station to Matheran.
Central Railway CPRO’s office confirmed the derailment
The train covers a total distance of 21 km amidst the hills and picturesque forests of Matheran
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Matheran is a famous tourist hill station located close to Mumbai and PuneThe Matheran toy train derailed today (December 31) at around 3:30 pm while the empty rake was being shunted at the Matheran station. This is the fifth incident of the legendary toy train derailment this year.Central Railway CPRO’s office confirmed the derailment but said that the rake was back on track at around 5 pm and services were resumed.There was no damage to the rake and no one has been injured as the rake was empty when it derailed.The Matheran narrow gauge line conducts a total 17 services from Neral railway station to Matheran. This includes eight Down and nine Up services. On weekends and holidays, a total of 22 services are run between Matheran and Neral.There have been around five incidents of derailments of the toy train since October this year including the one that happened today.The first incident took place in October, few days after the train resumed services after the monsoon break when a luggage-cum-brake van coach derailed near Aman Lodge station followed by the other two derailments that took place on December 9 and December 20.No passengers or staffers have been injured in any of the incidents. The toy train services remained suspended for two years between 2016 and 2017 after several incidents of derailment that took place in the said period.The toy train comprises of one first class coach, three second class coaches and two brake vans. It covers a total distance of 21 km amidst the hills and picturesque forests of Matheran.
Matheran is a famous tourist hill station located close to Mumbai and Pune. Huge crowds visit the hill station on every possible weekend and holidays.The crowd presently at the hill station is very high in number due to New Year’s Eve. Huge crowds queue up to the ticket counters of Neral and Matheran railway stations respectively to get hold of the tickets before the limited number of tickets are sold out.

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