Overseas Network, May 24. According to a report by The Times of India on May 22, a train driver in India accidentally missed a station. After driving for nearly 1 kilometre, he reversed the car and went back to pick up passengers.
Local officials said the train passed Cheryanad station in Kerala state around 7:00 a.m. on the 21st and did not stop to let passengers board. There was no signal at Cheryanad station, and no station master was present, causing the train driver to misjudge and not stop the train. The train driver backed up about 700 metres to pick up passengers after realising he had passed the station.
Manwat, chairman of the Kerala Railway Passengers Association, said, “Passengers were a little confused when they saw that the train did not stop, but it was just a small incident.” Local railway officials said the train driver would be asked to explain the mistake.