Dhaka's rail link with Chattogram was restored after around seven hours following derailment of a freight train at Tongi junction in Gazipur district on Tuesday.
Halimuzzaman, station master of Airport Rail Station, said three bogies of a Dhaka-bound goods-laden train from Chattogram veered off the tracks in the junction area around 10:30am. As a result, rail communication with Dhaka remained suspended.
Later, the engine of the freight train was disconnected and brought to Dhaka separately, he added. Railway officials started the rescue operation around 2:15pm on Tuesday. At 2:40pm, they were joined by a relief train.
The authorities managed to restore services on Dhaka-Mymensingh, Dhaka-Sylhet and Dhaka-Chattogram routes at about 5:20pm.
Bogie and line slippers were damaged but no casualties were reported in the incident.