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Firstly thankfully no deaths and injuries relatively light, could have been much worst, the worst being the driver, hope he recovers with out too much long term effects,at 74 he must have been close to retiring unlucky fella.

The initial reports were rubbish, even BBC reporting hearsay, no expert but what i read didn't sit with me when looking at the pictures.

 

What's being said now still a little hard to understand that the track was so much more slippery that the train overshot the red light by 220 metres,  how much of an increase in distance was that, after all steel on steel isn't that good to start with.

 

OK we have to wait for a thorough investigation but the thing for me though is we have been hearing about leaves being an issuer for years, surely it's a bad idea to have so many trees lining the track around junctions? It seems to be very common.

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3 hours ago, Arthur Ritus said:

 

 

What's being said now still a little hard to understand that the track was so much more slippery that the train overshot the red light by 220 metres,  how much of an increase in distance was that, after all steel on steel isn't that good to start with.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BsqkA7zES8&t=58s

This video describes a real incident  where a train slowed and prepared to stop for a red light protecting an open road crossing ahead and instead only stopped a 1500m  passed the red light and 3000m after the brakes were first applied. 

 

There will be speed restrictions nationwide and the chainsaws will be out with a vengeance. 

 

Chopping trees and removing leafy undergrowth next to running tracks is expensive and a far more complex operation than we imagine.

This made pandering to the environmentalists a win win situation for Network Rail. 

 

 

Edited by Annie Bynnol

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And also on bankings trees help to hold the banking back, remove the trees and the bankings will start slipping onto the tracks.

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