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Accident in Köln

On Monday (23 Aug.) evening a Siemens 'City Sprinter' ran into the rear of a stationary vehicle in a tunnel of the U-bahn. 67 people were injured in the accident. The vehicle was a prototype under evaluation/demonstration. It is understood that all three braking systems of the 'City Sprinter' failed. The cause of the failure is not likely to be known until the 'black box' recorder results become available.

27 August 1999

Note: There is a description of the 'City Sprinter' in the August edition of Tramways & Urban transit.

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