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Author Topic: Double-Deck Transit Bus Collides With Train  (Read 623 times)
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« on: September 18, 2013, 08:49:35 AM »

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/via-rain-train-city-bus-collide-at-ottawa-west-end-level-crossing-224224291.html
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Mark Morgan    near Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 09:44:30 AM »

The train did get derailed, which surprises me somewhat. The mass differential is hugely in favor of the train.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 11:35:57 AM »

I used to take that bus.  Well, not that actual bus but that route.  I think the bus went through the activated barrier at speed and hit the slow moving train (it was going into or out of a station) amidships.  It might have been on a switch, which would make it derail a lot easier.  Driver was killed, so going to be very hard to tell what happened, but very unusual for a transit bus to go through a rail crossing at speed in the first place, I think they have to stop same as a school bus.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 02:48:01 PM »

Reconstruction of collision.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2013/09/18/bus-collides-with-via-train-in-ottawa
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Mark Morgan    near Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 11:35:55 AM »

My friend and classmate was one of the victims of the crash... very sad day
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