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Two trains collide in South Korea Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)13:27 UTC+1 No.695906 Report

A beautiful Hitachi A-Train ruined.

And, some woman died and 83 people got injured.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)21:49 UTC+1 No.696136 Report

rip
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)21:52 UTC+1 No.696139 Report

Inbefore the Japanese get blamed.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)23:30 UTC+1 No.696192 Report

>>696139
Korean press isn't blaming anyone at this point.

Korean rail autists are somewhat surprised about the "telescoping" damage though since Hitachi A-Trains were thought to have excellent safety.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)02:02 UTC+1 No.696252 Report

>>696139
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)03:13 UTC+1 No.696276 Report

>>696192
What the fuck does "telescoping" mean? Did they expect the thing to just tip over or explode?
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)03:59 UTC+1 No.696291 Report

>>696276
telescoping is when one car rides through the body of the other. they're not supposed to do that, the impact is supposed to be absorbed by the structure of the car to maximize the survivable area for the passengers.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:18 UTC+1 No.696435 Report

>>696192
>Korean rail autists are somewhat surprised about the "telescoping" damage though since Hitachi A-Trains were thought to have excellent safety.
Autists indeed. Korail couldn't afford the standard Hitachi cars so they had them built down to a price they could afford, foregoing structural features they thought wouldn't be needed because they are in fact better than the Japanese at everything.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)11:33 UTC+1 No.696966 Report

>>696435
>Autists indeed. Korail couldn't afford the standard Hitachi cars so they had them built down to a price they could afford, foregoing structural features they thought wouldn't be needed because they are in fact better than the Japanese at everything.

Wot. Those trains were imported from Japan directly.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)13:26 UTC+1 No.696990 Report

From observation, the train looks like it had inadequate anticlimbers. This problem would then lie in the koreans being dumb and ordering the trains with inadequate specifications, or the japanese being sneaky and deliberately delivering substandard trains. But the latter would've been picked up during inspection on delivery.

The BR 395 from the same basic design has supposedly been tested to fare much better in crashes.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:17 UTC+1 No.697352 Report

>>696966
>Wot. Those trains were imported from Japan directly.

There are no "standard" train models, especially when it comes to commuter and HSR EMUs. They're all essentially custom-built to satisfy the stated requirements of every customer, reusing compartmentalized component modules where possible.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:36 UTC+1 No.699041 Report

Update: Hitachi wants to take the wreckage to its facilities in Korea to study the failure points
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