Following the Shinkansen Japan Nanhai electric railway train bogie crack continues

The Japanese Shinkansen had a high-speed driving of the bogie crack two years ago and was identified as a “significant accident” by the Japan Transportation Safety Board. The same problem occurred in the express train of the South China Sea Electric Railway Company. It still traveled more than 250 kilometers after the bogie cracked.

It was discovered that the bogie cracked by the Nanhai Electric Railway Company’s express train Rapi:t (German, meaning fast), mainly between Kansai Airport and Osaka City, is the express train that many passengers choose to take when they travel to Osaka.

The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that the Rapi:t bogie was found to be cracked. After confirming the occurrence of abnormal sounds, the train still traveled to and from Osaka City and Kansai Airport for more than 250 kilometers. The Japanese Transportation Safety Board has sent an investigator to investigate.

The incident occurred on the 23rd, a group of 6 car-packed Rapi:t, and a 14-cent crack was found in the bogie of the vehicle in section 5.

Nanhai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. said that the Rapi:t car reported the incident in the evening because it heard metal friction in the fourth quarter of the vehicle and the fifth section of the vehicle.

Therefore, the person in charge of checking the vehicle got on the train but did not hear the abnormal sound, so let this Rapi:t continue to travel to and from Osaka City to Kansai Airport at a distance of more than 250 kilometers.

After the operation time on the day of the incident, the crack was detected at the machine factory in Osaka.

Although the incident did not cause any injuries, the Transportation Safety Board considered it to be a “significant accident” that could lead to an accident. Two investigators were sent to investigate and listened to the relevant personage of the Nanhai Electric Railway Corporation this morning.

In the afternoon, the investigator will go to the machine factory in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, to investigate the bogies that were found to be cracked.

Tokaido, Japan. The Sanyang Shinkansen had a strange smell on December 11, 2017. Later, it continued to drive at Nagoya Station for about 3 hours at high speed. It was found that the bogie was cracked and leaking oil. It was the first time that the Shinkansen was recognized by the Transportation Safety Committee as ” The event of a major accident.

At the time, it was confirmed that the crack was about 14 cm after the inspection, and the 3 cm bogie was broken. The JR West Japan Company apologized.

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