MUMBAI: Train services were disrupted during the evening peak hour after a suburban train overshot red signal at Dadar on Tuesday. According to Western Railway(WR), “The incident happened at 7.35 am after two coaches of Borivali-bound fast local overshot the signal in between Dadar and Matunga. The train was cleared at 7.53 pm.”
In Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) incident, motorman forgets to halt the train despite the red signal. In Mumbai suburban system, Auxiliary Warning System (AWS) are installed. The AWS is fitted in every local trains and is in the motorman’s cabin.
The device, through a series of magnets and sensors, ensure that the train comes to halts immediately on jumping the red signal. The standard procedure for a SPAD is to detrain the driver, conduct his blood test to ascertain whether he is under the influence of alcohol or drugs and to question him about the cause.
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