• Pakistan Train Derailment

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of Canada and the United States.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of Canada and the United States.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by Gilbert B Norman
 
The New York Times reports there has been a serious derailment in which there have been thirty fatalities and numerous injuries.

The train was reported to be operating at about 25mph.

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Fatal train accidents have occurred with some frequency in Pakistan as the railway system continues to grapple with deteriorating rail carriages and crumbling tracks. And safety standards are dismally lacking, experts say.

Efforts over the years to revamp the country’s railway infrastructure and upgrade train carriages have met with limited success, despite repeated pledges by successive governments to improve the system