National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Season 2 Episode 11

Runaway Train

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 01, 2005 on National Geographic
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Runaway Train
The Gare de Lyon is a major railway station in Paris, France. It was the site of a disaster on the evening of June 27, 1988 when an out-of-control train careered into the back of a packed stationary commuter train on the platform. Fifty-six people died in what, at the time, was the worst disaster in French railway history. What caused this to happen?moreless

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