Hirunews Logo
3+train+services+in+the+Northern+line+cancelled%3A+Train+services+on+Northern+Line+likely+to+resume+this+afternoon.
Thursday, 01 May 2014 - 8:07
3 train services in the Northern line cancelled: Train services on Northern Line likely to resume this afternoon.
40

Shares
4,893

Views
The Railway Control Room said 3 long distance trains on the Northern Line have been cancelled because of the train accident which occurred at Potuhera yesterday.

Railways Superintendent L.A.R. Ratnayake said every effort was being made to resume the train services by this afternoon.

Railway Authorities suspect the cause of yesterday’s train accident at Pothuhera was the negligence of engine drivers of Deyata Kirula Intercity Express train.

A Railway Department Senior Officer stated that the investigations so far suspect the Deyata Kirula Intercity Express has been driven regardless of signals.

The Rajarata Rajina which arrived at the Pothuhera Railway Station at 8.45 am yesterday was stopped for the Palai bound Deyata Kirula Intercity Express train to pass.

Pothuhera is the only station between Polgahawela and Kurunegala where there is an extra track for oncoming trains to interchange.

At this moment, Deyata Kirula Intercity Express has reached on the same tack on which Matara bound Rajarata Rajina was stationed and rammed into the stationary train.

A Railway Department official said that the damage has been estimated more than 100 million rupees.

Transport Minister Kumara Welgama has called for an independent investigation to be carried out.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Top 25 beaches in the world
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 12:02
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards reveals top 25 beaches in the world. Baia do Sancho on the Brazilian archipelago Fernando de Noronha takes the top... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
116 Views
4,289 Views
2,708 Views
4,420 Views
3,205 Views
48,509 Views
Top