Tiawan passenger train wreck

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Tiawan passenger train wreck
Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 2, 2021 11:53 PM

Aproximately 50 dead due to vhicle falling down on to track with the train hitting to vehicle or vehicle hitting train.

Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash (

Taiwan Steps Up Probe Into Deadly High-Speed Train Accident (


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Posted by 243129 on Monday, April 5, 2021 8:31 AM

The reason for the high casualty rate is that those trainsets are not crashworthy.


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Posted by Overmod on Monday, April 5, 2021 12:53 PM

The reason for the high casualty rate is that those trainsets are not crashworthy.

To be honest, though, some of this, as with the bridge involvement at Eischeide, would have been severe even with equipment satisfying American buff and draft requirements.  Had the derailment not been confined by that tunnel a high death rate could be more attributable to supposed beer-can construction and out-of-crash-energy-management collision forces.

What is yet to be determined is the flip side of injuries from the light construction -- high-speed deceleration trauma, of the sort that killed Diana.  The train stops short; parts of the people don't. 

Can the OP pleeeease edit the typo in the topic title?

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, April 5, 2021 1:09 PM

Has the Taiwan high speed line ever had a fatal accident before?

The German crash showed why it was a bad idea to use streetcar wheels on high speed trains.  

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, April 5, 2021 1:52 PM

Speed doesn't kill - sudden stops kill.

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