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In the Tokyo train disaster of March 8, 2000, 5 people were killed and 33 were injured when a Naka-meguro Station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line train sideswiped a derailed train. Jump to: navigation, search March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Notable historic train accidents: // 1830s September 15, 1830 – England: William Huskisson becomes first passenger-train death. ...


It should be noted that most city and suburban railways worldwide build their tracks very close together, and it often only takes a train to derail by 300 mm and it starts to foul the other lines. City railway track centres might be 4 metres. This applies especially in cities when land is expensive. A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Jump to: navigation, search The metre or (in American English) meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ...


In country area, wider track centres are affordable. A picture in IRJ of the Teheran to Mashhad line show centres of about 20m. International Railway Journal or IRJ is a international journal published in the UK. It is a monthly periodical. ... Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (تهران in Persian), population 8,000,000 (metropolitan: 10,000,000), is the capital of Iran and one of the major world cities. ... Mashhad from space, January 2003 Goharshad mosque, buitl in 1418. ...


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Clapham Junction in south-west London – or a point a half-mile (800 m) to the south-west of the station – was the scene of a serious railway accident involving two collisions between three commuter trains at 08:10 on the morning of the December 12, 1988. ...

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