|The railway company's rescue team repairs the track.—Photo
DONG NAI (VNS) — Services on the HCM City-Ha Noi rail route were paralysed for five hours yesterday after a goods train derailed.Several passengers travelling on the SPT1 (Phan Thiet-Sai Gon route) and SE7 (Ha Noi-Sai Gon) trains were held up.
The accident occurred at 12.30pm at a railway crossing in the southern Dong Nai Province's Xuan Loc District.
As of 5.30pm yesterday, 800m of the railway track had been repaired and train services were back to normal. However, trains have been warned to run at 10km per hour only on this section.
Yesterday, two wheels of the Doi Moi 121050 SG train, which had departed from HCM City, suddenly derailed, initial investigation showed.
The railway company's rescue team that reached the site saw other wheels had derailed by that time, and 800m of the track had been destroyed. They had to detach the wagons and lift them to stabilise the wheels.
The cause of the accident was said to be broken ball bearings of the wagons.
A railway company representative said the track would be fully repaired by October 12. — VNS