Express train derails in Udon Thani

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Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby johnwills » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:39 am

A Bangkok-Nong Khai diesel express train derailed at a railway crossing in Udon Thani province early Tuesday, causing injuries and about 70 million baht damage, police said.

Pol Lt Bodin Panyaso, the duty officer at Muang district police station, said the accident occurred about 5.15am at the Nong Dae railway crossing in tambon Mu Mon of Udon Thani's Muang district. It involved diesel express train No 77 which departed from Bangkok on Monday at 6.20pm heading for Nong Khai.

The train arrived at Udon Thani railway station about 5am. About 15 minutes after leaving the Udon Thani station and while passing the Nong Dae railway crossing at kilometre marker 585/5 the train hit a 1 x 2 foot concrete slab which was placed between the two rail track so vehicles could cross the rail track.

Three of the five passenger cars derailed, leaving two others on the track.

A number of passengers, the train driver and a member of the train staff were injured. They were admitted to Udon Thani Hospital.

Railway officials from Udon Thani who examined the scene believed the accident was caused by the concrete slab. It had been dislodged from its place by heavy vehicles and one end appeared to have prpotruded over on of the lines.

The damage to the train was estimated at 70 million baht.

A bus was arranged to take about 50 unhurt passengers to Nong Khai.


http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/379415/passengers-train-crew-taken-to-hospital-after-diesel-express-derails-at-crossing
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby Aardvark » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:45 am

Don't think I'll chance a Ride on the High Speed Train when it finally happens :sweat:
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby westerby » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:10 pm

A good risk analysis, Aardy. To have an effective high speed link, you need to ensure all the kids, old ladies, motocy and water buffalo are off the tracks. Might not work in Jangwat Udon. *****
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby Beatus » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:47 pm

Putting the reporter cap back on for a bit, hacking through the brush, avoiding snakes, wondering buffalo, breaking the secured area...........risking life and arrest.................not really, just drove by............ 8-)

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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby johnwills » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:53 pm

Probably lucky it didn't happen before it reached Udon Thani station, as there would likely be many more people on the train.
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby westerby » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:21 am

Were the Health and Safety Executive on the scene?
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby Hamlay » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:09 am

Yes that's him in the white jacket.
..I've got my NEBOSH, should have popped along and helped out.
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby westerby » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:05 pm

I heard he logged it as a 'near miss'.
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby Noodles » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:32 pm

is that bloke crouching in the 2nd photo taking a dump..?
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Re: Express train derails in Udon Thani

Postby Pit Pratoo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:46 pm

Obese Britons all having a communal dump on the port side? :D
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