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Japanese Manufacturer of Derailed Taiwan Train Reports Design Flaw

TOKYO – The Japanese manufacturer of the train that derailed on Oct. 21 in Taiwan leaving 18 dead and more than 200 injured said on Friday it had found a design flaw in the safety system.

A spokesperson of the Central Japan Railway subsidiary Nippon Sharyo told EFE that the safety system that controls the speed of the Puyuma express was switched off, something that should have automatically notified the command center.

The company said the notification function did not work due to a design error of the train.

Japanese state broadcaster NHK reported that Taiwanese authorities said the safety system of the train was turned off about 30 minutes before the accident and the train’s driver told prosecutors that he deactivated the system before the derailment.

According to the group of experts investigating the accident, the Puyuma express train was moving at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour (around 86.9 miles per hour) – where the speed limit was 85 kilometers per hour – when it derailed while leaving Xinma, which has a curved platform.

Nippon Sharyo has said it is cooperating with the authorities to determine the causes of the design flaw to prevent such accidents in future.

 

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