Friday, July 12, 2013

High speed de-rail

The salesmen didn't spend a lot of time on this possibility, we'll bet;
At least seven people have been killed and 60 seriously injured after a packed passenger train derailed south of Paris this evening.
The high speed intercity train was travelling from the French capital to the city of Limoges when it derailed onto its side in a train station in the suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge at about 3.15pm GMT.
The accident has left seven people dead, with the victims being crushed to death or electrocuted.
....Mayor of Bretigny, Bernard Decaux, added: ‘Three carriages are entangled with each other in front of the station, with another one lying a little further to the south.
'I have no idea of how many casualties but it may be very high. It is apocalyptic.’
....A police spokesman added: 'The train arrived at the station at high speed. It split into two for a reason still unknown and one part of the train kept going while another fell onto its side.'
Add those costs to the billions spent to build this inefficient monstrosity.

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