Kollam: A fissure on a rail track on the Kollam station yard near the Chinnakada over-bridge course was noticed on Friday morning. Commuters who arrived by a train alerted the authorities and the line was closed for repairs.
Two trains had passed through the tracks before the fissure was noticed. It was on a course through which the trains move slowly because of a sharp u-turn. Train schedules were not affected as all outgoing and in-coming trains were diverted through the other lines on the yard.
The line was quickly welded and declared fit for trains to pass. Railway authorities said the welded track would be replaced on Saturday.