Two Trains Crash on Line 1 of the SD Metro

NALs

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In more than 15 since the first line was put in operation something like this happens.

 

terantius

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Surprised they went this long without a collision.
Sucks but that's reality in the DR.
There is metro crashes everywhere, what an insane thing to say despite knowing that it is highly improbable considering it has only happened once in almost 2 decades.
 

CristoRey

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You're welcome, people tend to have a really bad sense of reality because of their biases.
To the point they ignore actual evidence for the sake of their delusions. Just trying to help. We can all improve.
Some folks have different experiences. The Dominican Republic I know is a lot different than most of the members on this forum.
That said, Dominicans across the transportation sector are reckless and irresponsible. I'm surprised they managed to make it this long without having a collision.
 

terantius

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Some folks have different experiences. The Dominican Republic I know is a lot different than most of the members on this forum.
That said, Dominicans across the transportation sector are reckless and irresponsible. I'm surprised they managed to make it this long without having a collision.
Experiences don't matter in the face of evidence. You have a data set for the metro system, and one for general transportation.
You're choosing to look at the wrong place to form an opinion. That's explicitly silly. It's not really debatable.

You're then taking it overboard because apparently you thought that metro crashes are representative of the realities of the D.R, but countries that are technological giants and with GDP in the trillions have them. So it's hard to see how your take isn't silly.
 

lifeisgreat

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In more than 15 since the first line was put in operation something like this happens.

Shit happen all over small bump up count lucky stars…I’m more disappointed no one helped the pregnant women lying on floor just walk by her that’s disgusting !
 
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El Hijo de Manolo

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Shit happen all over small bump up count lucky stars…I’m more disappointed no one helped the pregnant women lying on floor just walk by her that’s disgusting !
If I were pregnant, I'd lay down too. I'd add in some moaning and help me someone. Payday is coming! Soon the lines will be wrapped around the liquor stores and pica pollos
 

CristoRey

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Experiences don't matter in the face of evidence. You have a data set for the metro system, and one for general transportation.
You're choosing to look at the wrong place to form an opinion. That's explicitly silly. It's not really debatable.

You're then taking it overboard because apparently you thought that metro crashes are representative of the realities of the D.R, but countries that are technological giants and with GDP in the trillions have them. So it's hard to see how your take isn't silly.

Apparently a group of former metro employees are concerned about the realities you speak of as well.

Santo Domingo.- Former employees of the Santo Domingo Metro have expressed concerns about the possibility of another accident occurring in the metro system due to ongoing poor management within the institution. They emphasized that mismanagement continues to prevail, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Luis Miguel Peña, one of the former employees, stressed that the only way a train in the Dominican Republic could cause an accident is by canceling the Security System. He stated that the cancellation of this system was what led to the collision between two metro cars. Peña also mentioned that the new personnel operating in the Santo Domingo Metro were not taking their responsibilities seriously.

Furthermore, lawyer Sergio Maldonado revealed that former Metro employees have been receiving threats from the National Palace, urging them not to continue with their efforts to address the situation.

The concerns arise following a recent train collision in the Santo Domingo Metro, resulting in injuries to at least nine people. The Office for the Reorganization of Transport (Opret) is investigating the incident to determine its cause and take appropriate measures.

Source: DominicanToday
 

terantius

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Apparently a group of former metro employees are concerned about the realities you speak of as well.

Santo Domingo.- Former employees of the Santo Domingo Metro have expressed concerns about the possibility of another accident occurring in the metro system due to ongoing poor management within the institution. They emphasized that mismanagement continues to prevail, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Luis Miguel Peña, one of the former employees, stressed that the only way a train in the Dominican Republic could cause an accident is by canceling the Security System. He stated that the cancellation of this system was what led to the collision between two metro cars. Peña also mentioned that the new personnel operating in the Santo Domingo Metro were not taking their responsibilities seriously.

Furthermore, lawyer Sergio Maldonado revealed that former Metro employees have been receiving threats from the National Palace, urging them not to continue with their efforts to address the situation.

The concerns arise following a recent train collision in the Santo Domingo Metro, resulting in injuries to at least nine people. The Office for the Reorganization of Transport (Opret) is investigating the incident to determine its cause and take appropriate measures.

Source: DominicanToday
Yes, human error tends to be involved in accidents.
Looking at some of the posts, you would think we were talking about Amtrack.
MSD can't be compare to Amtrack, it lacks the death toll.