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11 hours ago, Zarley said:

I heard it was Mrs Longworth with a broken shoulder. Allegedly she was stood next to him when he went off the rails. 

I’m sure the official report will say she was seated along with the rest of the passengers.

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13 hours ago, Gladys said:

That is true, but do the drivers have to meet any competence standards and if it was IL who was driving, has he?

 

12 hours ago, snowman said:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=47456&headline=Runaway tram travelled 1.4km and reached 44mph&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019

44mph 

1.4km

 

That's pure luck that no one was injured or killed. Nothing else 

 

The report into that incident does mention staff training as well as maintenance as being issues.

Its possible that Longworth is competent but inexperienced but as he is the boss who is going to say no.

No doubt being involved in any incident is scary but the fact that injuries., nevermind fatalities,  are low suggest that there is a significant amount of tolerance built in.

 

12 hours ago, AlanShimmin said:

It suggests that they have been extremely lucky. 

I'm sure the maintenance records and daily checks for the tram in question will be forthcoming and available to the public. 

I hear at least one person went to hospital due to this incident.

There's virtually zero scrutiny.

Find a tram or railway system that is entirely free of incidents...  or as I said before compare the Manx operations to any other system and see how they stack up. 

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12 hours ago, Zarley said:

I heard it was Mrs Longworth with a broken shoulder. Allegedly she was stood next to him when he went off the rails. 

That's a country song.

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12 minutes ago, Declan said:

That's a country song.

I thought there was a Cluedo joke in there somewhere but couldn't be bothered to think too deeply on the matter. 

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14 hours ago, Gladys said:

That is true, but do the drivers have to meet any competence standards and if it was IL who was driving, has he?

You do have to pass a test, I could bore you with what the training used to involve but I have no idea what it is like under the current regime. Ijl will have some qualification I am sure.

13 hours ago, doc.fixit said:

Slight error with the points?

It is an example of what happens when you do not go far enough to fully clear the points and fail to check if you have

1 hour ago, Twitch said:

I’m sure the official report will say she was seated along with the rest of the passengers.

On that type of tramcar passengers are allowed to sit on the front bench.Not allowed to stand though

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3 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

On that type of tramcar passengers are allowed to sit on the front bench.Not allowed to stand though

Exactly. Rumour stated previously stated she had been standing.

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5 hours ago, Twitch said:

I’m sure the official report will say she was seated along with the rest of the passengers.

I’m just surprised that there’s a Mrs Longworth. It just goes to show that there is someone for everyone in this world.

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On 7/18/2021 at 10:02 AM, manxman1980 said:

Find a tram or railway system that is entirely free of incidents...  or as I said before compare the Manx operations to any other system and see how they stack up. 

Well we can do that because the UK has the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, which not only investigates accidents and near-accidents on the whole of the UK rail network but also on the standard- and narrow-gauge heritage lines of which there are a great many as well as tram networks.  There is  a legal duty to report such accidents and things such as derailments are always investigated thoroughly.

Reading their 2019 Annual Report I can see only one incident relating to a heritage railway in the whole of the UK.  How many do we have a year?

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