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Une séquence de freinage tardif

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The catastrophic TGV accident at Eckwersheim on 14 November 2015 was caused by ‘late braking’ into the curve, according to initial findings. Safety systems were partially disabled, because the train was being used for over-speed checks on the new track.

There were ‘seven people in the driver’s cabin’, and ‘mistakes of human behaviour’.

SNCF Newsroom post about the Eckwersheim accident

‘The transition curve between the high speed and classic line was approached at 265 km/h instead of 176 km/h. The speed at the time of derailment was 243 km/h. The braking should have been exercised at least 1 kilometre earlier’

Obviously, at the speed the train was moving, there wouldn’t be much of a time difference between a ‘normal’ brake application, and a catastrophic brake application.


Written by beleben

November 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Posted in High speed rail

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