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Offline dannyboy

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Empty Trains Crash
« on: November 22, 2019, 06:40:44 PM »
I do not think it has been mentioned, but two empty trains, a new Class 800 and a HST, crashed on the same line at Neville Hill Depot, Leeds, on 13 the November.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-50517028
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Re: Empty Trains Crash
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 06:42:51 PM »
Railadvent has the story and the ongoing investigation.

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Re: Empty Trains Crash
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 06:47:11 PM »
Considering they say it was a 14mph crash both suffered "serious damage " I guess all that front is fibreglass but looks a bit quicker then 14mph.

Surely the driver of the 800 would of seen the back of the HST approaching and could of slowed his speed down beforehand??

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Re: Empty Trains Crash
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 08:11:46 PM »
One presumes he had, to 14mph. I agree it looks pretty spectacular, and the 800 does not appear to have fared too well.

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Re: Empty Trains Crash
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 08:17:34 PM »
They were both on the depot receiving track, the speed limit for both is 15mph, when you get to the yard limits the speed drops to 5mph, the HST driver reduced in accordance with the limits, however the driver of the Azuma either didnít notice or reacted too late to the speed drop of the train in front.

The reality is he was following too close and couldnít stop in time.
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Re: Empty Trains Crash
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 11:10:02 PM »
That doesnít quite tally though. If he dumped all the brakes heíd lose more than 1mph unless he really didnít notice until the last second, which in itself isnít good.

The RAIB report will be interesting. 

 

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