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London Potters Bar Rail Crash Judgement

London Potters Bar Rail Crash Judgement

Poor maintenance and failed inspections were the cause of the crash in May 2002, just south of Potters Bar rail station, according to the jury's decision; and union bosses are being raked over the coals over their delay in holding an inquest. Inspections were not carried out properly and employees inspecting the tracks werein adequately trained, [...]

Three Teenaged Girls Free Wheelchair bound Man from Tracks

Indiana-Mike Schneider was coming home from the store in his wheelchair when he ran into a little problem. Jordan McCarty, Chelsea Stephens and Holly Handshoe on the way to rent a movie when they came across Mike trapped on the Norfolk Southern tracks. An unidentified man also helped dislodge the wheelchair, which was dislodged a mere two [...]

Potters Bar Rail Crash 8 Years Later

Potters Bar Rail Crash 8 Years Later

In the Potters Bar rail crash, on 10 May 2002, a northbound train going at a high speed derailed, killing seven and injuring 76. Parts of the train ended up wedged between the station platforms and building. The inquest concluded that a points failure was responsible. Union bosses accuse rail chiefs. View Larger Map Criminal prosecutions [...]

Amtrak Strikes Car, Driver Dies

Amtrak Strikes Car, Driver Dies

What: Amtrak train en route from Boston to Newport News Where: private Hunts crossing in Norge When: July 31, 2010 around noon Who: 135 passengers, 1 killed Why: The train traveling 76 mph struck a car, killing the driver. Of the 135 passengers, no one was killed but two were hospitalized. The uninjured passengers were loaded on to a bus and [...]

Uttarbanga Express Footnotes

Uttarbanga Express Footnotes

The July 19 train crash in West Bengal that killed 61 people was Bengal's second deadly train accident in as many months. Either the driver disregarded the signal, or the signal failed. As locals are calling for modernisation of area's antiquated railway system, failure of the system is not unlikely. Politicians are being blamed for not [...]

Australian TAC Settling V-Line Case Out of Court

Australian TAC Settling V-Line Case Out of Court

The settlement is for 11 deaths from when a truck and a V-Line train collided in Victoria in 2007. Rodney McMonnies, the brother of one of the victims has accepted an undisclosed (confidential) six figure settlement with the insurer of the truck driver. The figure includes " nervous shock and loss of earnings" after his brother Geoff and niece [...]

Inverness Update

Inverness Update

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)'s preliminary examination revealed nothing indicating that the signalling system contributed to when the Inverness railway crash excavator 'ran away' and collided 3/4 of a mile later with a freight train in Raigmore, Inverness. Both the excavator and last car on the train derailed and were damaged, [...]

Metro Accident

Metro Accident

A bill granting the Federal Transit Administration unprecedented regulatory authority over public transit systems (Like Metro) is stalled in the House. Nevertheless, NTSB has presented Metro a $220 million list of projects including capital improvements including approval for funding for Metro's procurement of 300 rail cars to replace the [...]

India Crash Update

India Crash Update

So far, in the investigation of the West Bengal crash when the Uttarbanga Express hit the Bananchal Express, it has been determined that the driver was traveling three times the rate of speed he should have been. The driver—who was killed in the crash—was traveling at 55 mph while coming into the Sainthia station. The buzz is that the [...]

Swiss Train-Slowest Train in the World-Derails

Swiss Train-Slowest Train in the World-Derails

What: Glacier Express sightseeing train derailed Where: en route, near Fiesch on the seven-hour journey across the Swiss Alps from Zermatt to St. Moritz When: Jul 24, 2010 Who: one woman killed, 42 injured Why: Among the injured were the injured. 38 passengers were Japanese tourists, and 28 of them sent to local hospitals. Japanese travel [...]

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