Skip to comments.Swiss Train Collision: 44 Injured in Head-On Crash (VIDEO)
Posted on 07/29/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT by george76
A head on collision involving two commuter trains in Switzerland has resulted in the injury of 44 people.
The collision occurred between the cities of Moudon and Payerne at about 6:50 p.m. local time, reports said. It is unclear at this point what caused the collision to occur.
"We don't know why this crash happened," Swiss Federal Railways spokesman Reto Schaerli told CNN. "There is currently no train service between these two cities until midnight tonight at least."
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Not very safe to travel in Europe these days.
First Italy, then Spain, now Switzerland! Can’t anybody do anything right nowadays...
Preview of coming attractions here if Obama gets his way with high speed rail and union drivers.
bad couple of weeks to be Willie Green...
First the train crash in France, then Spain and now Switzerland. Anyone else feeling the “Happenstance/Coincidence/Enemy Action” vibe?
Actually first was in Paris, with a derailment, I was in Paris when it happened, in fact that very same day earlier we had taken the TGV from Lyon to Paris.
1. Two trains
2. Same track
3. Same time frame
4. Opposite directions
If a train leaves Paris headed east at 137 MPH, and another train leaves Bern headed west at 141 MPH, how many joints do the engineers have to smoke in order to ensure a head-on collision killing all aboard?
Can’t wait for some hack to chime in and assure us that this happens all the time, but the media is just hyping it up.
That’s a hell of a way to run a railroad.
This is really out of character for the Swiss. They are usually so meticulous.
Al-Qaeda’s new hacking strategy? Trains are far more automated than they use to be.
Mussolini had the trains running on time without any crashes.
Now THAT’s the fascist efficiency we need in Amerikkka to get our economy running again!
Canadian crude oil train?
Its a trick question. Trains in Switzerland and France measure speed in kilometers.
What makes him extra cool is how can hold that cigarette in his picking hand while he plays. Even Eric Clapton has to put his between the headstock and strings while he plays.
And with alternate energy green fuels no less.
Italian scientists discovered that any organic material could be converted to liquid fuel, even spices.
They ran the trains on thyme...
LOL - post of the day!
Gotta love those high speed trains .... fits in with the Agenda 21 population reduction requirements.
Anxiously awaiting to hear the names of the train operators from the newly hired ace reporters of the KTVU station in Oakland. (Three old ones were fired last week.)
it is either Atlas Shrugged or Idiocracy.
Italy, Spain and Switzerland in rapid succession. And we haven’t talked about the possibility of terrorist bombs? Seems like some kind of sabotage to me.
What’s with all the train wrecks lately?
That depends on which train reaches the point of intersection first at which point that train automatically has the right of way and is allowed to deduct the first 15 casualties from the accident report.
Train on the main overshot the signal... scary stuff. You can hear the door on the short hood open as the crew bails out... and can see the opposing crew bailing as well.
The bitch of all this stuff is that it comes down to someone simply not doing their job. Class 1 railroads are more inclined to hire brainless zombies off the street before hiring veteran Enginemen and Conductors. The rationale is that the Railroad can then brainwash the recruits to fit their corporate mold... there is little tolerance for common sense or actually taking the safe course of action.
What happens is people are hurt or killed, and the Feds come out with some new regulation, and the railroad embraces it, as it sets a minimum standard that the Railroad will follow... and when something goes wrong, they are not at fault because they are following the law.
It's making things worse and worse out there as far as I am concerned. Every day out on The Railroad feels like being in Afghanistan.
Next thing you know there will be a rash of shark attacks, then pitbull attacks. Brought on by global warming, no doubt.