Published on Mar 7, 2017

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs. NOVA "Why Trains Crash" investigates recent rail tragedies and advances in train technology that could help prevent them, taking a special look at Japan’s super efficient bullet trains, which have a perfect safety record. What would it take to usher in a new golden age of safer, faster, more modern and reliable train travel?

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