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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #141
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You could write numerous books about trams and cars colliding in Melbourne. It seems to happen ever month.



I guess Australia's worst PT accident would be the Granville Rail Disaster in Sydney.





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The Granville rail disaster occurred on 18 January 1977 at Granville, a suburb west of Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, Australia, when a crowded commuter train travelling to Sydney derailed, running into the supports of a road bridge which came down onto two of its passenger carriages. Eighty-three people died, more than 210 were injured and 1,300 were affected.

It is the most severe railway disaster in Australia.

The crowded 6:09 am Sydney-bound commuter train from Mount Victoria, in the Blue Mountains, was approaching Granville railway station when it left the rails at approximately 8:10 am and hit a row of supports of the overhead Bold Street bridge, constructed from steel and concrete.

The derailed engine and first two carriages passed the bridge; the first carriage broke free from the other carriages and was torn open when it collided with a pole beside the track. The remaining carriages ground to a halt, with the second carriage clear of the bridge. The rear half of the third carriage, and forward half of the fourth carriage came to rest under the weakened bridge. Within seconds, with all its supports demolished, the bridge and several motor cars on top of it crashed onto carriages, crushing them and the passengers inside.[1]

The passengers killed were in the first, third and fourth carriages. Many of those who died were killed instantly when the bridge crushed them in their seats; Some of the survivors in the crushed carriages saw those killed one seat ahead. Some of the injured were trapped in the train for hours after the accident by part of the bridge crushing a limb or torso. Some were conscious and lucid, talking to rescuers, but died of crush syndrome soon after the weight was removed from their bodies due to the sudden release of muscle myoglobins having built up in the limb, causing renal failure. This resulted in changes to rescue procedures for these kinds of accidents. The train driver, second man, and the motorists driving on the bridge all survived.

The bridge was rebuilt as a single span without any intermediate support piers. Other bridges similar to the destroyed bridge had their piers reinforced.

The inquiry into the accident found that the primary cause of the crash was "the very unsatisfactory condition of the permanent way", being the poor fastening of the track, causing the track to spread and allowing the left front wheel of the locomotive to come off the rail. How this happened was related to the high turnover of staff combined with a lack of standard procedures for track inspections. The posted limit for the track was not shown to be too high, provided appropriate track inspection and maintenance was occurring.

The disaster triggered substantial increases in rail maintenance expenditure.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #142
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Here are some from Hungary:

Budapest:

-a switch malfunctioned,and the second bogey went on to an other track.


-a tram without passangers entered the turnaround too fast.


-the driver maybe miscalculated the distance...


-2 trams collided.


-the tram entered a misplaced switch at too high speed.


-a derailed tram in the depot.

(villamosok.hu until the above pics)

-a derailed tram

(elobenavarosbol.freeblog.hu)

-car didnt yield

(index.hu)

-train derailed near Kurd,en route to Budapest from Pécs

(hir3.hu)

-car didnt yield


-car didnt yield

(above 2 pics are from langlovagok.hu)
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #143
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Beitar Ilit, Israel.
the bus driver fall a sleep and crush his bus into a parking car.







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Old September 1st, 2009, 04:48 PM   #144
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Old September 5th, 2009, 03:22 AM   #145
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In New Zealand, there aren't that many public transport incidents. Howver, a couple of years ago, a tourist bus was travelling through the Milford Tunnel to the small town of Milford in the South Island when the engine caught fire. The driver drove the bus the rest of the tunnel, parked it and got all the passengers off before the bus was totally engulfed in flames. In Christchurch a couple of years ago, an historic tram lost all power to its brakes and crashed into several parked cars. Around the same time there were around three fires on the city's public buses. No one was injured and it was found an electrical fault was to blame. A couple of weeks ago, a commuter train heading out of Wellington, the nation's capital, in bad weather, left a tunnel only to be hit by a large mudslie and the train derailed. No one was killed but a few were injured.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #146
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2nd September 2009 ~19:15 Easter European Time

Railway stretch Līvani - Trepe (Latvia). A drunk excavator driver rammed a train on a railroad crossing. No serious injuries, but the train is on the scrap yard list.

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Old September 5th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #147
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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:23 AM   #148
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #149
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #150
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Old September 27th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #152
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I already had a bad image of Israel (bombings) and now all those bus accidents. You may want to stop putting anymore pics Urban_Legend because this thread is giving the perception that most bus accidents occur in Israel.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #153
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why do the bus drivers in San Antonio insist on crashing into cars, and making fat girls fly down the aisle?
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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #154
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This accident happenned in my city (Hoofddorp) last week, 2 injured.

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Zojuist weer veel sirenes, maar dat is wel vaker hier in Hoofddorp. En plots vloog er ook weer eens een traumahelikopter over. En waar ging hij heen, jahoor! De N201! Zoals altijd, er gebeurd daar zovaak een ongeluk. Dus ik snel zoeken, blijkt het iets verderop gebeurd te zijn, bij de Van Heuven Goedhartlaan. Een BMW heeft een bus van lijn 300 geraakt. Het is vlak voor halte Bornholm, bij die weg die de wijken ingaat. Hier de foto's.

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Een lange tijd bleef er een politiehelikopter rondjes vliegen, en de trauma stond zelfs helemaal bij de brandweer! Maar die vloog even later ook weer weg. Ik heb al foto's naar RTV-NH en SBS6 gestuurd RTVNH heeft al foto's gebruikt trouwens van mij. Ook op de HoofddorpseCourant.nl heb ik even snel wat foto's geplaatst.
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2 gewonden. Gaat goed volgens mij. Nog niet echt iets over bekend. De gewonden zijn de bestuurder van de auto en een inzittende van de bus.

@insulting-dutchman - De bus reed zo'n 50km/h als het licht op groen stond. Als de auto een zetje geeft dan kan de bus zo van de weg afraken. En ik hoef daar geen geld voor, dit is gewoon nieuws doorgeven. Op de site van RTV-NH zijn mijn foto's geplaatst. Op de site van de Hoofddorpse Courant heb ik zelf een artikel geschreven met foto's (eeder dan de krant zelf) en op SBS6 staat sinds kort ook een artikel met mijn foto's (en mijn naam natuurlijk). Op NUfoto.nl heb ik zelf een foto geplaatst.

Hier trouwens nog 2 foto's;

Van RTV-NH, gemaakt door 'Mark'. De bus gezien vanuit 1 van de achtertuinen;
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En van de Hoofddorpse Courant, de berging van de bus rond 7 uur;
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Public transportation doesn't make accidents, it causes them.
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(photo of train off bridge, see original post on previous page)

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reminds me of BART, a runaway train without any passengers on board did a Evel Kneivel jump at the end of the elevated track at Fremont station and landed in a parking lot. The news dubbed it, the "Fremont Flyer"
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