NAGERCOIL: Train services between Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil were disrupted for a few hours during the early hours of Thursday after a tree fell along the tracks at Marthandam and snapped the electric lines.
Many parts of the district experienced strong winds on Wednesday night. Around 4 am on Thursday, a rubber tree between the Eraniel and Palliyadi railway stations fell and damaged the overhead wires. Due to this, train going to Thiruvananthauram from Nagercoil were stopped at various stations ahead of Palliyadi. Railway engineers from Thiruvananthapuram arrived at the accident spot and started restoration works.
Diesel locomotives were used to resume train services by about 9 am.