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Norway Flirt accident train speed high. There is evidence showing the new test train that derailed on Wednesday was travelling at 135 kilometres-per-hour in a 70 zone. Norway Accident Investigation Board (AIBN) officials say they discovered this after reading the train’s tachograph. There was also an onboard camera. In their preliminary report, they write, “The accident occurred in an area where the track has relatively sharp curves. The speed of this area is set to 70 km/h (about 44 mph).”

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Norway Flirt accident train speed high

Published on Friday, 17th February, 2012 at 19:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 22nd February 2012 at 21:36.

There is evidence showing the new test train that derailed on Wednesday was travelling at 135 kilometres-per-hour in a 70 zone.

Damaged Flirt train
Damaged Flirt train
Photo: Norwegian Accident Investigation Board


Norway Accident Investigation Board (AIBN) officials say they discovered this after reading the train’s tachograph. There was also an onboard camera.

In their preliminary report, they write, “The accident occurred in an area where the track has relatively sharp curves. The speed of this area is set to 70 km/h (about 44 mph).”

“Derailment occurred roughly 50 to 60 meters after rail speed limit is decreased from 130 (approximately 80 mph) to 70 km/h. Speed reduction is pre-warned with signs located approximately 1,200 metres (roughly 0.74 miles) prior to where this takes effect.”

“These [the tachograph and camera] show the train was travelling at a speed of 135 km/h (approximately 84 mph) when the brakes were activated.”

No track problems were found following investigation, or any reported snow or ice on them as other trains had travelled along the line safely moments before. The Swiss-made train is equipped with a snow plough, brake snow-melting system, and an internal engine.

Five people, two from producers Stadler and three from NSB, were hurt in the accident, though none of them seriously.

Testing and phasing in of the Flirt trains has been suspended until the cause of the accident has been confirmed.



Published on Friday, 17th February, 2012 at 19:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 22nd February 2012 at 21:36.

This post has the following tags: norwayflirttrainaccident, trainderailmentnorway.


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