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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Lost Train

Last week's train crash near Santiago in Spain in which 79 people lost their lives has served as an awesome reminder that speed kills. 

Local Spanish media reported that the driver of the train 'Mr Garzon admitted to the judge that he took the curve too fast, saying he had a momentary lapse and forgot what part of the track he was on.' He has since been charged with negligent homicide.

Ireland just about escaped a rail tragedy of potentially similar proportions in 2009 at the Malahide Estuary on the outskirts of Dublin. Hundreds of passengers were travelling on a Dublin bound train 'when a section of track dramatically plunged into the water moments after they passed over it.'

The last train to leave
Harcourt St Station before it closed on 31st December 1958.

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