Train engine failure in Tangail snaps Dhaka’s rail link with northern districts for 4.5 hours

Services resume after a relief engine from Dhaka move the commuter train back to Tangail Railway Station

Tangail Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 29 Feb 2024, 05:31 AM
Updated : 29 Feb 2024, 05:31 AM

A commuter train engine breakdown in Tangail’s Basail Upazila has caused a four and a half hours halt on services on the routes between Dhaka and the northern region of Bangladesh, leaving passengers in trouble.

The train experienced engine failure near the Bangabandhu Bridge 10 minutes after leaving Tangail station at 7:10am on Thursday, said Station Master Tariqul Islam.

Services resumed after a relief engine from Dhaka moved the commuter train back to the station around 11:45am, he said.

Several trains had been left stranded at stations because of the breakdown, making the passengers wait and suffer.