Due to poor occupancy, amid the COVID-19 second wave, the Southern Railway on Friday announced to cancel a list of special trains.
The man reportedly closed the doors of the coach and threatened her. The search is on to nab the person.
The rising COVID-19 cases in the country have forced the Railways to delay the resumption of the services of ordinary passenger trains.
The Chennai-Guruvayur train, which arrived by 12.50 am, did hit the 1.5-metre-long log but an accident was averted as the train was immediately stopped.
The crash, which also killed the train's driver, is the island's worst rail disaster in at least four decades.
Both the railway divisions in the state, Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad, are facing an acute shortage of coaches.
The diversion is due to the safety maintenance and re-girdering of bridge 351 on the Ettumanoor-Kottayam line.
Rail service in the Ernakulam-Alappuzha route was disrupted after trees fell on the railway track.
The Southern Railway has also permitted the revalidation of season tickets. This facility has been extended to the passengers, whose season tickets had validity after March 24, 2020.
Under the revised debt funding plan submitted and approved by the Centre, Kerala has nearly halved the JICA loan to USD 2.5 billion from USD 4.6 billion earlier.