Kozhikode: The derailment of Chennai-Mangaluru Mail at Shornur on Tuesday morning had affected the train traffic in Malabar.
Trains got delayed for hours, a train cancelled and a few partially cancelled. The unexpected incident made the day worst for regular passengers.
The Shornur-Nilambur Road passenger (56619) and its pair train did not run on Tuesday.
Thrissur-Kozhikode passenger (56663) and its pair train was partially cancelled between Thrissur and Shornur. The passengers who have to board the Shornur-Thiruvananthapuram Venad express had to reach out to Thrissur as the train had started from there, instead of Shornur.
Long route trains, Dhanbad-Alappuzha express (13351), Thiruvananthapuram-Hyderabad Sabari express (17229) and Thiruvananthapuram-Gorakhpur Raptisagar express (12512) did not enter Shornur junction station and operated by link line.
Many passengers who waited for the trains at Shornur station have to scramble at the last moment to reach Thrissur to catch them.
In Kozhikode, trains arrived hours late. The Banaswadi-Kannur Express (16527) reached nine hours late.
"It was a terrible day. Though the derailment was unexpected, railway should think of better alternative arrangements to put in place to lessen the hardships," said K. Nivya, a commuter in the Kozhikode-Tirur stretch.
K.K. Sreejith, a software professional at Bengaluru, said he had to catch four buses from Shornur to reach Kozhikode after his train got stuck four hours in Shornur.