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December 2014

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designed in-house by DHRS © 2014

Picture taken by Santanu Banerjee on 16 November 2014
of a ‘down’ train going along the cliff edge below Tindharia works.
Work on the new temporary railway line just below the Tindharia Workshops.
The replacement of the road will have to wait for the rebuilding of the hillside
to right of the lower picture.

788 at Darjeeling Station
taken by Santanu Banerjee in 2013

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DHR Passenger Fatality at Chunbhati – Monday 26 January 2015

At about 1450 hrs on Monday 26 January 2105 there was an unfortunate incident at Chunbhati when a lady passenger from Kolkata died after jumping from a moving train – the diesel-hauled ‘Jungle Safari’ service returning from Tindharia to Siliguri Junction. Several other passengers also jumped but sustained only minor injuries.

Exactly what prompted the hurried exit from the train is still unclear – there were reports of squealing brakes although this is quite normal on the line – but Indian Railways has denied emphatically that the train had suffered brake failure, was travelling at excessive speed  or had derailed.
An official enquiry will now examine the exact circumstances of what happened.

Following completion of track repairs at Pagla Jhora and a subsequent extensive programme of test trains, full resumption of DHR services between Siliguri and Kurseong is expected shortly.
A further press statement will be issued as soon as a definitive date is confirmed by Indian Railways.

Paul Whittle

Vice-Chairman and PRO