BBC Storyville - Brakeless: Why Trains Crash (2014)
HDTV | 1024x576 | MKV/x264 @ 1500 Kbps | 59mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 635 MB
Documentary exploring one of Japan's biggest train crashes in modern history, caused when a driver tried to catch up with a delay of just 80 seconds. It's a cautionary tale of what happens when punctuality, protocol and efficiency are taken to the extreme. On Monday April 25th 2005, a West Japan Railway commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Just what pressures made the driver risk so much for such a minimal delay?