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Train Crash in Spain

#1 by Voltman , Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:37 am

less than a fortnight after the train crash in France there is a similar tragedy in Spain.

Train Derailed in North West Spain

Train Derailed in France


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RE: Train Crash in Spain

#2 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:35 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #1
less than a fortnight after the train crash in France there is a similar tragedy in Spain.

Train Derailed in North West Spain

Train Derailed in France



78 dead to now, driver's under investigation for speeding round a bend.


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RE: Train Crash in Spain

#3 by Voltman , Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:44 am

This video, if you can bear it, shows the derailment from a trackside camera. See at 1m 8s.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23447147

There are two carriages already floating above the track when they come into view.


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RE: Train Crash in Spain

#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:19 am

The driver was certainly exceeding the speed limit for that bend. He admits that he was doing at least twice the 50mph limit. It's a terrible loss of life for what trying to make up 5 minutes of lost time.


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#5 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:00 pm


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#6 by mikejee , Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:30 pm

i would have scarcely thought that it would be necessary for a train driver who had been properly trained on a route to consult a map of the route. As I understand, in the uk at least, they have to know every little detail of a route before they are properly signed off

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#7 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:14 am

Maybe the fault lies deeper than we thought, Had he been on that route before?


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