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    Train crash in Spain

    A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say.
    All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela.



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    #2
    working theory is the driver was behind scheduled and going too fast
    "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe

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      #3
      Originally posted by Hugged Rugger View Post
      working theory is the driver was behind scheduled and going too fast
      Read that. He was only 2 miles from the station. If he was going too fast ...
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        #4
        From the reports and pictures on CNN and BBC World last night it seems that the train failed tomake a left hand turn ending up falling off the embankment to the right of the track. There were some jacknived carriages also.Looks like it was going too fast. There wouldn't be points on a bend of that type so points or signalling failure can be ruled out. There is a bridge above the crash site so its always possible that something fell onto the track causing the train to jump the track

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          #5
          A train that crashed killing 77 people in northern Spain was reportedly travelling at nearly three times the speed limit.
          Survivors have described carriages flipping and bursting into flames after the train came off the tracks on a bend just outside Santiago de Compostela, a popular pilgrimage city in northwestern Spain.
          The train "did not have any technical problems" and had been inspected just hours earlier, the state-owned Renfe railway company said..
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          El Pais newspaper cited sources close to the investigation as saying the train was travelling at over twice the speed limit on a sharp curve.
          It suggested the train was travelling at more than 110mph (180kph) when the accident happened.
          Another Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, reported that the train had been travelling at nearly 140mph (220kph) in an urban zone with a speed limit of just 50mph (80kph).
          Authorities probing the crash were to examine the train's black boxes.

          http://news.sky.com/story/1120154/sp...lling-too-fast
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            #6
            Awful tragedy, thoughts with the families of those involved.

            There is a link on the El Mundo newspaper website, showing the actual crash, if people wanted to see how it happened. Was mentioned on boards dot ie. If any mods feel its not appropriate to refer to the link, please feel free to delete this post.

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              #7
              Edited. See above.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Stan Guilfoyle View Post
                Awful tragedy, thoughts with the families of those involved.

                There is a link on the El Mundo newspaper website, showing the actual crash, if people wanted to see how it happened. Was mentioned on boards dot ie. If any mods feel its not appropriate to refer to the link, please feel free to delete this post.
                Horrific crash, poor families. There is a video of the crash on the Irish Times website and teh train certainly seems to be going incredibly fast just before the crash
                "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                  #9
                  From the Irish Independent website:
                  http://www.independent.ie/world-news...-29447816.html
                  The early bird catches the worm but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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                    #10
                    Train crash in Spain

                    Just seen the CCTV, amazed anyone got out alive.

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                      #11
                      Well, "going too fast" is no longer a theory when one watches the dramatic and horrific video. 190kph where the speed limit was 80kph ffs. What was the driver thinking?
                      If your religion is worth killing for, please start with yourself.

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                        #12
                        Is it possible that there was a fault with the trains braking system/speed controls? I find it hard to believe that any person could think that a train like that could negotiate a (non-banked) curve like that at those speeds.
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                          #13
                          Apparently the train was running five minutes late and immediately prior to the crash the driver reported his speed to base!?

                          Could he have been ordered to speed up? Something doesn't add up.

                          EDIT: Anyone with a a vague passing knowledge of velocity and angular momentum (or a bit of imagination) would understand there wasn't hope in hell of making that bend looking at this graphic...

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                            #14
                            The president over here is such a dildo..... and it is his home town...

                            http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/j...pm-condolences

                            Spanish train crash: PM criticised over 'cut and paste' condolence message

                            He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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