The trains remained stranded between Bhattian and Phillaur railway stations on Jalandhar-Ludhiana rail section of Amritsar-Delhi down line railway track.
Railway sources said that these trains resumed their journey after 10 AM once the broken wire was repaired.
Sachkhand Express, plying between two holy Sikh shrines - Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar (Punjab) and Hazoor Sahib, Nanded (Maharashtra) - remained detained at Phagwara for three hours.
This train, which arrives in Phagwara at 7.08 AM and leaves a minute after, today left around 10.15 AM, much to the chagrin of passengers.
The inordinate delay disturbed schedules of several long-distance passengers, and especially created problems for those who were to get connecting trains or needed to change trains at New Delhi or other stations.
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