Another PNR Derailment (Damn!)

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Friday, November 19, 2004 1:36 AM
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    PNR train derailed in Manila

    A Philippine National Railways (PNR) passenger train bound for Laguna was derailed Thursday morning at the corner of Jose Abad Santos Avenue and Blumentritt Street in Santa Cruz, Manila.

    Initial reports said three coaches were derailed but remained upright. There were no passengers in the train at the time of the accident.

    The derailment, however, caused heavy traffic in the area.

    On Friday a Manila-bound passenger train derailed and fell into a ravine in Quezon province, killing 12 passengers.

    PNR officials earlier said missing tracks and rail spikes might have caused the accident.
    Radio dzMM/abs-cbnNEWS.com

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=21468

    Derailed PNR coaches removed

    Authorities have removed three Philippine National Railways (PNR) coaches at the corner of Jose Abad Santos Avenue and Blumentritt Street in Santa Cruz, Manila, an hour after it jumped the tracks, DZMM reported Thursday.

    PNR foreman Edgardo Macaraig blamed switching error of the railroad tracks for the derailment of the Laguna-bound train.

    Initial reports said the train's three coaches were derailed. There were no passengers in the train at the time of the accident.

    The accident, however, caused heavy traffic in the area.

    Reacting to the latest train accident, Manila Mayor Lito Atienza called for a major rehabilitation of the country's railways system "that has been neglected since the time of (President ) Marcos."

    "If we want a reliable train system, let's use it wisely and rehabilitate it," he said in a DZMM interview.

    On Friday a Manila-bound passenger train derailed and fell into a ravine in Padre Burgos town, Quezon province, killing 12 passengers.

    PNR general manager Joey Sarasola said missing tracks and rail spikes might have caused the Quezon accident. He said the agency receives at least five pilferage reports a month.

    Bacolod City Rep. Monico Puentevella earlier filed a bill that would impose harsh penalties for those caught stealing train tracks.
    Radio dzMM/abs-cbnNEWS.com

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=21472
  2. PNR5008

    PNR5008 New Member

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    Oh dear, seems just like Australia where the first accident leads to a whole string of them.
    We are going through a few derailments (not only passenger) since the Tilt Train came a croppa last week.

    Cheers
    Brad
    Philippine Railways SIG
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