Seconds From Disaster S04E03 Paddington Rail Disaster

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Seconds From Disaster S04E03 Paddington Rail Disaster
The Ladbroke Grove rail crash (also known as the Paddington
train crash) was a rail accident which occurred on 5 October
1999 at Ladbroke Grove in London, United Kingdom. With 31
people killed and more than 520 injured, this remains the
worst rail accident on the Great Western Main Line.[citation
needed] This was the second major accident on the Great
Western Main Line in just over two years, the first being the
Southall rail crash of September 1997, a few miles west of
this accident. Both crashes would have been prevented by an
operational Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system, wider
fitting of which had been rejected on cost grounds. This
severely damaged public confidence in the management and
regulation of safety of Britain’s privatised railway system.

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