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Author Topic: "trains collide" on Hong Kong metro. 18/03/2018  (Read 730 times)
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« on: March 18, 2019, 05:55:22 am »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47607676

During testing of new signalling reports state. No passengers on board as this was an early morning test before the start of public services.
Both drivers taken to hospital.

Initial reports strongly suggest a signalling defect. It is not clear whether the trains were under automatic control, or being driven manually with the driver perhaps misled by erroneous signal aspects.
The damage appears to be substantial and would probably have resulted in loss of life if the trains had been full of passengers.

Serious delays are forecast.

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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 09:47:33 am »

Isn't Hong Kong metro run by MTR?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 11:33:38 am »

but the signalling isn't....
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