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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 [...]

Norfolk Southern Freight Fatality in Warren County

Norfolk Southern Freight Fatality in Warren County

What: Norfolk Southern freight train Where: Warren County, two miles east of routes 340 and 522 When: July 21 2010 Who: unidentified fatality Why: A 3,000 ton 4,000-feet long Norfolk Southern freight train struck a late-model Chevrolet sedan, throwing the unidentified woman driver from the car. The train's operator had sounded the horn [...]

Uttarbanga Express

Uttarbanga Express

The Uttarbanga Express was traveling at 55 m.p.h., three times faster than it should have been. Driver error has been suggested because the train ignored signals to stop, although making any claim of cause this early in the investigation is pure conjecture, as the train could have been out of control for other reasons. Tthe crash killed 63 [...]

West Bengal Train Collision

West Bengal Train Collision

What: Uttar Banga Express in rear end collision with Vananchal Express Where: Sainthia railway station, West Bengal. When: July 19, 2010 Who: 63 dead on the scene and over 150 injured Why: 1191 km from Howrah, the speeding New Cooch Behar-Howrah Uttarbanga Express rammed into the stationary Bhagalpur-Ranchi Vananchal Express. Rear [...]

Czech Train Derails

Czech Train Derails

What: CityElefant passenger train Where: North Bohemia, Czech Republic When: June 28, 2010 Who: 1 dead, 11 injured Why: The CityElefant passenger train traveling from Prague to Ústí nad Labem derailed at the Ústí nad Labem station while traveling at 67 mph, exceeding the 31 mph speed limit. The train derailed on a point switch and [...]

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