The two EMU suburban trains were on their way out of Sealdah, one of the busiest railway stations in the country, when they grazed against each other.
Kolkata: Two EMU local trains collided with each other while travelling in the same direction on adjacent tracks outside Kolkata’s Sealdah railway station on Wednesday. No passengers were injured in the incident, confirmed a railway official.
The two EMU suburban trains were on their way out of Sealdah, one of the busiest railway stations in the country, when they grazed against each other, Eastern Railway spokesperson Ekalabya Chakraborty said.
One train was travelling from Sealdah to Ranaghat, while the other was an empty rake going to the carshed from the terminal station at around 12.15 pm. The motorman’s cab of the empty rake was partially damaged in the accident, he said. “An enquiry will be held to ascertain the reason for the accident,” Chakraborty said.
Train movement in the Sealdah main section was partially affected owing to the accident and efforts are on to normalise services after removing the two rakes, he said.