Oct 30, 2014

Explosions at homeless camp shut down light rail line in Lakewood


Smoke at Lakewood light rail station

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A light rail station was closed Wednesday afternoon after minor explosions at a homeless encampment, the Lakewood Police Department said.

A detective was driving by the area of 13th Avenue and Harlan Street when he heard an explosion and saw smoke, LPD reported. The detective subsequently heard two more similar sounds, prompting police to investigate.

Police determined that a pair of propane tanks on a cook stove in the tunnels beneath the light rail exploded after a mattress caught fire and ignited a tank. The incident was considered an an accident.

“Right now there is no intentional act or anything to show that this was anything more than a transient camp gone bad,” Lakewood police spokesman Det. Ty Countryman said.

RTD confirmed that the Lamar station between Lamar and Sheridan was closed, and the west line was blocked going both ways.

“Our train started going backwards from where we were heading, so we were like, ‘Okay, something is not right. Let’s just get off and figure out what is going on,” Metro State student Sierra Martin said.

The W Line was not directly affected, and service on the light rail route from downtown Denver through Lakewood to Golden resumed at about 3:45 p.m.

Passengers said once they knew what was going on, they didn’t mind the delay so much in the interest of safety.

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Power failure in Kalwa shed delays Central Railway trains

Rail fractures have increased in the past month after temperatures in the city dropped

Central Railway (CR) saw a massive disruption with a delay of over half-an-hour in the morning peak hours, as trains towards CST were stranded due to a power failure in Kalwa carshed, when an overhead wire snapped. Due to the incident, trains could not be brought out of the shed and a rail fracture was reported at Dombivali.

The incident at Kalwa carshed occurred at around 5.20 am and was fixed only by 6.40 am, due which rakes were stranded in the carshed and the CR officials were unable to get them out. “We require the overhead wires to get these trains out of the carshed, due to which we had to cancel around 17 services until the wires were fixed.”

To add to commuters’ woes, a rail fracture occurred at Dombivali on the Fast line towards CST at around 8.19 am and restored only at 8.44 am, adding to the delay. “A total of 22 services were cancelled due to the rail fracture,” said a public relations official.

Rail fractures have increased in the past month after temperatures in the city dropped, with a similar rail fracture being reported at Vidyavihar in the last week.

Ashok Kamble (42), a resident of Kalwa and who works in a bank at CST said, “I was stranded at Kalwa station for almost 45 minutes, from 8 am and got into a completely packed train because of it. CR trains have begun to get late every day and when problems like this occur it leads to chaos.”

CR, chief public relations officer, Narendra Patil said, “We ran seven special trains in order to make up for the delay in services during the peak hour.”
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Amravati Express derails near Kalyan, rail traffic disrupted on Nasik-Igatpuri route



Pictoral representationRail traffic on Kasara- CST route were disrupted as when engine and luggage compartment of Amravati express derailed near Kalyan early on Thursday morning.

The incident happened after the engine and one SLR (General Second Class cum Guard's Van) of 12112 Amravati-Mumbai Express derailed while entering platform no.4 at Kalyan around 4:30 am.

The derailment has resulted in blocking up of the Nasik-Igatpuri-Kalyan line.

No injury to any passenger has been reported and the restoration work is in full swing.

Due to this derailment, the following trains have been cancelled/short terminated/diverted on 30.10.2014

TRAINS CANCELLED:
12110/12109 Manmad-Mumbai-Manmad Panchvati Express

TRAINS SHORT TERMINATED:
22102 Manmad-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Rajyarani Express short terminated at Nasik Road and will work back as 22101 Rajyarani Express from Nasik Road.

TRAINS DIVERTED:
11025 Bhusaval-Pune Express via Manmad-Daund
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