Train collision averted

2014-07-31 15:35:29

A fatal head-on collision between two passenger trains was averted yesterday afternoon after railway authorities realized the danger in the nick of time and took measures to stop the two trains.

The two trains had been travelling on the same track due to a miscommunication at the railway control room, the railway authorities said.

The railway control room said that a train plying from Colombo to Trincomalee and another train travelling from Trincomalee to Colombo have been heading on a collision course on the same track due to a signal failure.

The train that had been travelling towards Trincomalee had been stopped at Gal-oya and the train travelling from Colombo had been stopped at Kantale, thus avoiding a disaster.(DS)

  Comments - 9

  • Bert Bullfrog Thursday, 31 July 2014 23:43

    BP Ariyaratne GM Sri Lanka railways should resign as he is not fit for the post.

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    Phantom Friday, 1 August 2014 00:23

    So we do have conscientious workers here and there except in Parliament!!!

    Reply : 1       2

    Janaki Kalansuriya Friday, 1 August 2014 00:47

    and the ever so responsible Minister is going about shouting like a bull in heat. His head is not on the job assigned (like so many others)

    Reply : 0       4

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 1 August 2014 03:50

    Quotient. Some more to come.

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    sam Friday, 1 August 2014 06:00

    Now days srilanka is very popular for train . If another country minister for transport already resign . via DM iPad app

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    De Silva Friday, 1 August 2014 04:00

    What nonsense.How can he resign and then who is going to look to these mishaps that are happening due to neglegence of desapaalana henchaiyas.Nowadays travelling by train is a danger.I propose all passengers using trains should be offered Life/accident Insuarances from the Srilanka Insurance corp.,fre of charge.Ape Dumriyata nam Deiyangema pihitai.

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    talks.sense Friday, 1 August 2014 06:03

    According to the picture, looks like its been snowing in Sri Lanka.

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    ABC Friday, 1 August 2014 06:06

    There are no heroes beacuse it is railway mistake in the first place. They are taking a free ride with innocent passengers. via DM Android App

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    Minister Friday, 1 August 2014 09:31

    Moral of the story: One should give up the desire for life before boarding a train of CGR!

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