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  1. Poor oversight and design caused wreck, report says

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in control equipment and an improper response to lightning that melted a fuse relating to signalling. Fifty-five people have been named responsible. The conclusions, by an investigative team ... self-criticism' to the State Council. The lightning strike melted a fuse in the traffic control system at Wenzhou South Station. The system's software picked up the malfunction but failed ...

  2. Officials fired as toll rises

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yongping said an initial investigation blamed 'equipment failure caused by lightning strike'. However, in a chaotic press conference, Wang, facing heated questions from emotional ... dogged by extensive stoppages, one of which was similarly blamed on lightning strikes. Witnesses at the scene confirmed there had been a heavy lightning storm shortly ahead of the crash, ...

  3. A year after Wenzhou, top speeds go back up

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Wenzhou crash remains a mystery, even though, more than five months after the crash, the State Council released a 78-page report by independent investigators. It said heavy lightning struck ... something had gone wrong, automatically forcing the train to a stop. Its driver radioed the traffic control centre but his wireless communication equipment had also been crippled by the lightning ...

  4. Outcry over fatal crash

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an initial investigation, said the collision was a result of 'equipment failure caused by lightning'. But many questions have been raised, from the cause of the collision to the way ...

  5. Trapped train passengers plead for help on internet

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ran into another that had stalled on a bridge because of a lightning strike, China National Radio cited Shanghai railway bureau sources as saying. Six coaches- two from the train bound ...

  6. 'Faulty' signal system in use at 58 stations

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... warnings after a lightning strike caused a malfunction in the lighting system, according to Xinhua. Dispatchers at the Wenzhou station failed to realise in time that there was a problem, An said. ...

  7. Rail-crash relatives are resigned to the outcome

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... investigation that would be 'accountable to the people'. The report that emerged five months later blamed technical failures caused by lightning strikes. A man in his 50s waiting for a bus ...

  8. Explain this to our dead, relatives tell officials

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... committed to this cause.' Officials initially blamed the accident on lightning strikes that crippled the D3115 Hangzhou-Fuzhou train and damaged signalling equipment, but have since ...

  9. Furious relatives demand answers

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trains due to the lack of mechanisms to protect against lightning strikes, but that their concerns have been ignored. The ministry, which has been unable to publish an official list ...

  10. Safety off the rails

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as a short circuit of the signal fuse box by a lightning strike. In the event of a system failure, it should have reverted to manual override. Such contingency measures and crisis management ...



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