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Old October 24th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #161
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Here's a couple of pics of a crash between a Luas Tram and a double-decker bus in Dublin, Ireland. (No serious casualties, but major traffic chaos)



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Old October 24th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #162
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Old October 24th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #163
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How did the 2 trains manage to meet each other exactly?

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Old October 26th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #164
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Old October 26th, 2009, 12:47 AM   #165
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How did the 2 trains manage to meet each other exactly?

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I'm guessing one was signalled over converging points and the other mis-read the signal as theirs: hence two trains proceeded toward the same set of points in the same direction at slow speed, gently shunting into the side of each other. Obviously, by the time the drivers realise, its too late as trains take a distance to stop, even at low speeds.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #166
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Old October 29th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #167
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Like Tubeman said. This accident caused a lot of problems since it happened on the bussiest 2-track part of the Netherlands. I still remember it, I went to Rotterdam and had to take all kinds of different trains.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #168
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Like Tubeman said. This accident caused a lot of problems since it happened on the bussiest 2-track part of the Netherlands. I still remember it, I went to Rotterdam and had to take all kinds of different trains.
Oooh I was right then

You can tell it was slow speed and they were heading in the same direction from the lack of damage; just a few scrapes.

There was a similar, but more serious crash approaching London Bridge terminus 10 years ago.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #169
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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #170
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Old October 30th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #171
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Like Tubeman said. This accident caused a lot of problems since it happened on the bussiest 2-track part of the Netherlands. I still remember it, I went to Rotterdam and had to take all kinds of different trains.
LIRR in new york has train bumps from time to time due to the signals & interlocking being overly complex in Jamaica (a very large important transfer hub). Amtrak & most other transit on the other hand is pretty reliable with very minimal drama & incidents.

I did not get a photo of it, because photography is banned in the place where it happened aside from a strict permit process, but there was also a bumper over-run on the PATH 33rd st terminal in manhattan. You can see where the wheels locked and slid, the marking paint is smeared off from the friction, a 100% new buffer not even dirty, a pristine bright yellow, but shockingly, the end of the track pit has a concrete wall with a shelf floor that comes out a few feet (the tracks used to go farther uptown, but the station was moved one block south for the IND broadway lines to go through safely at the time) which the old track pit can still partly be traced from, about the height of the coupler, if not the frame/floor, and it had a noticeable chunk missing from it. Was a bit sobering actually.

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Old October 30th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #172
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..only 14 injured? Look at the location where the busdriver is! Weird.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #173
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WTF is with bus drivers in Israel? Buses here,albeit 30 years old,seldom cause accident.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 01:51 AM   #174
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Exactly... London buses carry more people each day than the Tube, and have so few accidents
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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:37 AM   #175
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:29 AM   #176
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:14 AM   #177
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Old November 6th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #178
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Old November 6th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #179
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