Archive for July, 2013

Reports from Spain indicate that the driver of the train that derailed in Santiago de Compostela last week was on the phone at the time of the crash. But before you equate this to the Chatsworth crash (as I did earlier today), read the details: According to the investigation so far, train driver Francisco Jose […]

Jul 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized
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A horrific crash like that which took place last week in Spain provides a good opportunity to take a close look at California’s HSR system to see if there are any things that could or should be addressed to improve safety. But not every suggestion is a good one. Take this one from Thomas Elias, […]

Jul 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The driver of the Spanish train that derailed and killed 78 people in Santiago de Compostela this week is being formally accused of reckless homicide by the government: Visiting Santiago, the Spanish interior minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, said there were “reasonable grounds to think he [Garzón] may have a potential liability”. “He has been detained […]

Jul 27th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The day after the horrific crash of a Spanish passenger train in Santiago de Compostela discussion is focusing on the speed the train was traveling as it entered the curve where it derailed, killing at least 80 people. One of the train’s operators under investigation, according to authorities in Galicia: A spokeswoman for the Galicia […]

Jul 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized