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Author Topic: Govia Thameslink King's Cross rail crash: Five hurt (17 September 2015)  (Read 5468 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2015, 10:35:11 pm »

Or even if pax had remained seated until the train came to a stop?

Pax are their own worst enemies quite often

Only passengers in high-backed rear-facing seats would gain much benefit from remaining seated. Anyone else will be carried by their own inertia until they are acted upon by an external force, e.g. a stanchion or another seat.

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"An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."


Newton's First Law, innit.

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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2015, 10:46:18 pm »

You are remarkably erudite, for a squirrel.  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2015, 07:17:30 am »

At that time?....i think so
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2015, 07:57:40 am »

You are remarkably erudite, for a squirrel.  Wink Cheesy Grin

Erudite? That's a proprietary brand of epoxy adhesive isn't it?
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2015, 09:43:35 am »


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"An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."


Newton's First Law, innit.



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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2015, 01:51:58 pm »

From the photo, it seems the train coped well with the impact.
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