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A local train derailed near Vile Parle in Mumbai.Twitter/ANI

At least four commuters, including a woman, were injured when seven coaches of a local train derailed on the fast track between Vile Parle and Andheri stations in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The injured passengers were admitted to the BMC's Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle for treatment, IANS reported.

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The incident occurred at around 11 am, when the train was on its way to Churchgate from Andheri. Western Railway suburban train services on the two (in Up and Down directions) fast tracks linking Churchgate in South Mumbai to Virar was disrupted. Train services are expected to start by evening.

A team of engineers and rescue personnel are on the spot, working to restore the rail services on the route, Chandrayan said. He added that an enquiry will be initiated to find the reason behind the derailment.

A number of local trains were cancelled due to the derailment, leaving the commuters beween Virar and Churchgate stranded in the rush hour. The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport announced that it will run 15 extra buses in view of the derailment.

Several long-distance trains from Mumbai going towards Gujarat, New Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir and others that were to depart from Bandra LTT, Dadar and Mumbai Central railway stations were rescheduled. These included Rajdhani Express, August Kranti Rajdhani Express and Karnavati Express, and others.

"12934 Ahmedabd-Mum Centrl Karnavati Express terminated at Borivali, to depart as 12933 Karnavati Exp from Borivali instead of Mumbai Central today," Western Railway posted in a tweet.

This incident was second on the suburban sector in the last 18 hours.

On Monday evening, three coaches of a local train derailed on the Harbour Line of Central Railway while entering the platform at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). The train was coming from Bandra.

No injuries were reported, but services on the suburban harbour line was suspended between ST and Wadala Road Station.

Important updates:

Due to derailment between Andheri and Vile Parle, following WR trains are rescheduled today i.e. 15th September,2015:-•...

Posted by Western Railway on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Check Photos: Mumbai Local Train Derails near Andheri

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