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    Re: At least 77 dead in a train crash in Spain

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Time to get rid of those old technology trains. Japan's bullet trains float at up to 320 KPH.
    Even in Japan, if a train is going too fast for the section it is travelling in, there may be an accident.

    This early report from an interview by a Spanish journalist says the driver has admitted to doing 190kph in an 80 kph zone.

    That should be enough for prosecution and imprisonment.

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    Re: At least 77 dead in a train crash in Spain

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Time to get rid of those old technology trains. Japan's bullet trains float at up to 320 KPH.
    Hope this is irony or sarcasm.. because this stretch of track is designed for high speed trains that go 310 KPH, and the train in question is a "slower train" regional train that only goes up to around 200 KPH. It is also relatively new technology (as in they came into service the last decade) .. where as the bullet trains in Japan are actually old technology from the 1970s I believe

    This looks like human error.
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    Re: At least 77 dead in a train crash in Spain

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hope this is irony or sarcasm.. because this stretch of track is designed for high speed trains that go 310 KPH, and the train in question is a "slower train" regional train that only goes up to around 200 KPH. It is also relatively new technology (as in they came into service the last decade) .. where as the bullet trains in Japan are actually old technology from the 1970s I believe

    This looks like human error.
    Both old and new technology actually. The new technology bullet trains float using magnetic levitation instead of wheels.

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    Re: At least 77 dead in a train crash in Spain

    Video of the crash. I hope it is suitable for the fainthearted.


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