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2 Shanghai subway trains crash, injuring over 260

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thats exactly what japan is about ...precise timing and efficiently.... and other things....

And that is exactly why some crashes have occurred in the past - the fear of coming into the platform one minute later than scheduled and the need to speed up to make up for lost time.

Just be thankful nobody got killed this time. What next?

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You guys might think this is just another developing world issue that the OECD has overcome, think again. I've seen some daunting railway practices in Japan during rush hour like at this major station in Nagoya, where successive trains arrive and leave at this particular platform with only 10 to 15 seconds apart.

Thats a silly statement. ..Must not know Japan.. thats exactly what japan is about ...precise timing and efficiently.... and other things....

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yokomoc, oh he will return to the soil of his native village.

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The top guy in the rail company had already had to resign from a simliar job with another rail company because an major crash happened on his watch. Then he got hired by Shanghai Shentong and it happened again! Wonder where he'll end up next...

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But that's done intentionally and in a controlled manner. There's nothing unsafe about it.

it's a private rail company.

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If I know Beijing they will put a nice spin on it! The Chinese passengers are dead for the good Of the Communist Motherland etc...RIP

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NeoJamal

But that's done intentionally and in a controlled manner. There's nothing unsafe about it.

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"Shanghai, a city of 23 million"

Good grief, that is way too many people in one city, Shanghai makes Tokyo look like an inaka village.

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You guys might think this is just another developing world issue that the OECD has overcome, think again. I've seen some daunting railway practices in Japan during rush hour like at this major station in Nagoya, where successive trains arrive and leave at this particular platform with only 10 to 15 seconds apart.

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Are they going to bury them? Oh wait!!

Honestly everyone goes on and on about China going to rule the world but I honestly question it - they have so many issues with quality control and work that I think perhaps we've given them more credit than they deserve.

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I hate to think what was the cause of this, and I'd say it's not going to be the last time we read about rail accidents in China. I read somewhere that china was building aeroplanes now too, jeeez there goes air travel too now..........................

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