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High Speed Trains Collide in China!!!

 
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High Speed Trains Collide in China!!!
SHANGHAI—China celebrated its bullet trains as the home-grown pride of a nation: a rail system faster and more advanced than any other, showcasing superior Chinese technology.

However, China's high-speed rail network was in fact built with imported components—including signaling-system parts designed to prevent train collisions—that local engineers couldn't fully understand, according to a review of corporate documents and interviews with more than a dozen rail executives inside and outside China.

During a late July lightning storm, two of China's bullet trains collided in the eastern city of Wenzhou, killing 40 people and injuring nearly 200 in one of the world's ...

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Crazy shit! Narrow-mindedness causes a lot of pain, misery and destruction.

Does anyone have some better links that doesn't need a subscription?
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Re: High Speed Trains Collide in China!!!
China trains collide, 200+ injured

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Re: High Speed Trains Collide in China!!!
China trains collide, 200+ injured

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Thanks. So is this the second collision this year. Or were there even more? Reeks to me of incompetence with technology. Let's hope they learn from them and these things don't happen that often anymore.





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