Train disrupted after trailer lorry hits rail bridge

At slightest 3 trains were stopped in their marks after a enclosure lorry strike a rail overpass in Malang, East Java, on Monday.

The 3 trains were a Tawang Alun that served a Malang-Banyuwangi route, Panataran (Malang-Jakarta) and Malabar (Malang-Bandung).

The occurrence also influenced trains nearing from Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta.

Hundreds of passengers were reportedly stranded during a series of stations after authorities immediately sealed a railway line.

A trailer lorry is stranded underneath a rail overpass in Malang, East Java, on Monday. Among a influenced trains are Malabar portion a Malang-Bandung track and Tawang Alun (Malang-Banyuwangi).

 

A trailer lorry is stranded underneath a rail overpass in Malang, East Java, on Monday. Among a influenced trains are Malabar portion a Malang-Bandung track and Tawang Alun (Malang-Banyuwangi).A trailer lorry is stranded underneath a rail overpass in Malang, East Java, on Monday. Among a influenced trains are Malabar portion a Malang-Bandung track and Tawang Alun (Malang-Banyuwangi). (The Jakarta Post/Aman Rochman)

The outing administrator during Malang’s Kota Baru sight station, Ahmad Saiful, pronounced influenced passengers would get a full reinstate from railway user PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI).

“The Malioboro sight from Yogyakarta was stranded during a Kota Lama station,” he added.

The railway line was reopened on Tuesday morning, though trains were suggested to revoke speed during a pile-up site.

Abdul Rofik, 28, a truck’s driver, pronounced he was transporting paper rolls to Surabaya. “I am from Rembang [in Central Java] and this is my initial time delivering in a Malang area.”

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The trade collision section conduct during a Malang City Police, First Insp. Boedi Junaedi, pronounced a motorist attempted to shun overload and used a left line but meaningful that a space between a highway and a overpass on a line is shorter. “The motorist is now being hold [at a military station].” (bbs)

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