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Is This Common In India?  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2940 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2782 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fSX32e_d-E

is it common for people to be crossing the tracks at train stations like this? This woman almost got killed to shave off a few seconds off her commute.


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User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Put a moron near a railway track and (s)he'll cross it like that. Nothing to do with Indian practices, but the person's own stupidity. In smaller stations, people often cross the tracks at well defined concretized pedestrian crossings across the tracks, especially when carrying luggage that is hard to carry across the overhead pedestrian crossing. With no elevators at such places, the concretized path is the standard option, just as with, say, some Amtrak Caltrain stations. But this is done when the trains are stationary, not when the Rajdhani Express is hurtling in at 130km/h .


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

It is common, but I've never seen that close a shave before.

I hope she brought a change of underwear in her bag...


User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

Holy shit that was a close call, i have never seen trains go so fast next to the platform, damn that was dangerous. Indians are experts at avoiding those, dont try to cross the street in India like the indians, you will get killed.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Many people,Just too many people out here,take things very casually & live risks every single day.Some just don't learn that it pays to be safe.
The overhead bridge is rarely used by majority.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
This woman almost got killed to shave off a few seconds off her commute.

What, you expected her to wait the whole 9 seconds it took the train to pass??


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 3):
never seen trains go so fast next to the platform,

"so fast" ? That is the normal speed of fast trains, also when they get along platforms. I mean, fast trains have to keep up their speed also when passing stations.
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User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Quoting BarfBag (Reply 1):
Rajdhani Express is hurtling in at 130km/h

I thought that was the Shatabdi.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 7):

I thought that was the Shatabdi.

It's probably a Shatabdi.

I don't think this is quite the case (as in such a tight scrape), as most Indian trains go much slower than this one.. So I'm guessing the couple did not imagine the train would be on them quite as fast as it actually happened! I don't think they'll chance this ever again  Smile



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 8):
So I'm guessing the couple did not imagine the train would be on them quite as fast as it actually happened!

I think this happens all the time, everywhere... not necessarily with trains, but car and motorcycle accidents.


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 3):
i have never seen trains go so fast next to the platform

Try standing at Didcot Parkway on the platform when the Cardiff and Swansea Great Western 125s come past at 100mph.



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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Quoting BarfBag (Reply 1):
not when the Rajdhani Express is hurtling in at 130km/h

I think that train was doing more than that, 160-180km/h I'd say. Express trains come past my station at 160km/h and it looks more or less like that, even a little slower...



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

I can't say that it is Normal to nearly die at the hands of a speeding train, but People do it in a slightly less risky situation all the time. There are bridges to cross overhead but it takes too much time for some.

People are always in a Rush at train stations.....I wish there was a video of the board of a Second Class car of the Mumbai Local...Would show the craziness that happens when a train comes into the station.

I did it once....Took a Fast Local from Churchgate....to Borivali....during Rush Hour....an easy way to get hurt if you don't know what you're doing.

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 3):
dont try to cross the street in India like the indians, you will get killed.

Hehe...thats the truth.

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 7):

I thought that was the Shatabdi.

It is a Shatabdi...Blue Cars...All A/C...Very Fast...and its a Daytime....I though most Rajdhani's travel by night.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 12):
.....I wish there was a video of the board of a Second Class car of the Mumbai Local...Would show the craziness that happens when a train comes into the station.



Theres one.  Smile

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MEL



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

I've never seen it in the US but Hawk21M says, people take risks everyday over in India.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2480 times:


Another view.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Another view.
regds
MEL

Is that normal or are there special circumstances involved?


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 16):
Is that normal or are there special circumstances involved?

Pretty normal actually. There's just so many commuters during the day in Mumbai.



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 17):
Pretty normal actually. There's just so many commuters during the day in Mumbai.

I wounder what the kill rate is for those trains?


User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 17):
Pretty normal actually. There's just so many commuters during the day in Mumbai.

Some routes on the Bombay suburban are extraordinarily crowded. Others much less so. The system was long underinvested in. Through the network is over 300kms long and generally well regarded for ease of access and mobility, the rolling stock and signalling was not upgraded regularly to handle greater frequency and capacity to mitigate congestion.

It is only last year that construction began on the Bombay Metro, a new 160km, $5 billion system currently being built by a consortium comprising Anil Ambani's Reliance-ADAG group, Hong Kong MTR and Connex, on the lines of the Delhi Metro. It will not be opened until 2009 or so.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):

Where were these guys from, the tourists, they are experiencing the real india, never have i ever seen that kind of rush to get on a train....



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26704 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 3):
i have never seen trains go so fast next to the platform,

There are videos on YouTube of Acela Express trains going through New England stations at 150 MILES per hour. That is impressive.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 16):
Is that normal or are there special circumstances involved

Very normal during peak hours. Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
There are videos on YouTube of Acela Express trains going through New England stations at 150 MILES per hour.



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Many people,Just too many people out here,take things very casually & live risks every single day

No kidding!





User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

The guy in the last video who shot that is a daredevil, unbeleivable bravery......


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25 Ag92 : Happens in America as well, seen it on many TV shows Not just in India, but it does happen Regards Ag92
27 Airfoilsguy : More like stupidity.
28 Airfoilsguy : Darwin weeding out the stupid. She almost hit the guy holding the camera.
29 ME AVN FAN : - on Swiss rail-stations, where such "transits" of fast and express trains happen all the time, there is a white or yellow line on the platform, and
30 PLANAR : That looked like the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express. Those are the new LHB Ahlstorm coaches manufactured in India by a technology transfer. The engine
31 PLANAR : Ahh.. Thats Dadar Station Platform number 1 and 2 on the Central side. Isn't it? Miss those adrenaline filled days!
32 PLANAR : Eeesh.... That first video of Acela Express is at Kingston station, RI. My present home! Seems like my traveling history is just making a parade thro
33 Ag92 : It happens all the time in India Regards Ag92
34 B747-437B : Good grief. This is truly nothing. Anyone who has used the Mumbai suburban trains as a commuter sees this multiple times a day. I used to take the tra
35 Fumanchewd : This is disturbing to me. Perhaps because as child in the Chicago suburbs on a train to downtown I saw a women on the tracks ahead. It turns out that
36 Post contains images HAWK21M : Sean.The Best part is on getting down,you would not need to walk,The crowd will carry you out of the station regds MEL
37 AKLDELNonstop : I got lost in that platform last year when I went to India during office time in the evening, and I couldnt hear what my friends were trying to tell
38 Post contains images HAWK21M : Thats the best part of Mumbai.You are never Alone anytime regds MEL
39 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : So that Elvis Presley was NOT in Mumbai when singing "are you lonesome tonight ? "
40 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I think I'd have a panic attack if I had to sit with peoples' feet in my face all the frickin' time. All aboard the Malabar Express.
42 Post contains images HAWK21M : After seeing Mumbai He stopped singing that song regds MEL
43 B747-437B : I don't think you mean it in that context, but that phrase is actually used in some areas of India as slang for a rather umm... physically challengin
44 AsstChiefMark : From the looks of that video, a few of the the riders might actually be riding ... Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean, know what I mean, say no
45 Post contains images HAWK21M : The Local trains have doors too.Its just that they are always open regds MEL
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