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Why Trains Crash

Season 44 Episode 6
Why Trains Crash

About the Episode

From derailments to head-on collisions to drivers killed at road crossings, deadly train accidents claim dozens of lives each year. But just how unsafe are the railroads? NOVA investigates recent rail tragedies and advances in train tech that could help prevent them, taking a special look at Japan’s superefficient bullet trains, which have a perfect safety record.

Aired: 02/21/17 | Expires: 03/06/19 | Runtime: 53m 51s
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