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I just read this article on dailymail.co.uk and didn't get the meaning of the following paragraph:
Daily MailIt has emerged that a second passenger train was minutes away from disaster as it narrowly avoided ploughing into wreckage from the crash.
Did another passenger train got to place of accident but didn't crash in?
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The whole Europe (including the UK) is using the railways A LOT.
Marius HancuThe whole Europe (including the UK) is using the railways A LOT.
Well it gives varieties! Italians or the French use it less than for example Swiss people do it.
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I don't know how we compare to other countries. We do have quite an extensive network and it is common for people to use the train to get in and out of cities and towns for work, as our roads are so congested in urban areas.

I don't use the train much but then I don't need it to get to work. I just use it sometimes if I'm travelling long distance (less tiring than driving) or if I fancy a trip to London. I've never really considered the safety angle - I think most people think our railways are safe. Just looking at that list of all those accidents together has made me think about it in a different way. I don't think I'd avoid using the train, but clearly we've got some problems here! But, saying that, I have no idea if our accident rate is higher/lower/the same as comparable countries.

Some of these accidents are just that - nothing could have been done to stop them. For example, one of the Kent 'collision with car' incidents was caused by the driver deciding to commit suicide and just not considering that he could kill or hurt the people on the train. He deliberately parked his car on a crossing. The landrover one was caused by a tired driver falling asleep (so, yes, he could have prevented it by not driving when so tired, but no-one else could have done anything) and his car veered off the road, down a long bank, through a fence, and on to the tracks.
Nona The Brit...as our roads are so congested in urban areas.
In London you have to buy a ticket to get into the city and there were recently demonstrations. Have this tickets solved the problems?
You mean the congestion charge. You have to pay everytime you take a vehicle into central London during the daytime, and the area has recently been doubled in size (hence the demonstrations). It has reduced the amount of traffic, yes.
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I think it's something good to take care of a city. What do you think about it?
Spinnaker, why don't you start a new thread in Topic of the Moment to discuss this further? It really doesn't belong in this grammatical question, but it would be interesting to hear the views of various people.
You are quite right. I didn't realize it.
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traincrash - congestion charge in London - topics about UK

I opened a new one.
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