Two Trains Collide in Norway : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Just saw on CNBC a news report regarding two passenger trains which ran into eachother in Norway. Details reason for accident given.

No, it's NOT immediately a Y2k issue. It could well be about "going manual" and "human error" in a computer hampered world, however. Yes, this kind of thing happens...but are we seeing an increase?



-- Mike Taylor (, January 04, 2000


Has anyone heard anything more about the 2 train crashes? I can't find anything about the one in Norway or the one in Quebec.


-- EricE (ready@for.anything), January 04, 2000.

CNN on Norwegian

"There was no indication what could have caused the accident."

Well, either a human appoved the use of the same set of tracks by trains moving in opposite directions, or a system did. Short answer.

-- lisa (, January 04, 2000.

Thanks for the link, Lisa. Our hearts go out to those families. But human failure or computer failure (Y2K or not), you can bet that in a situation like this it will never be attributed to Y2K problems by officials - even if Y2K DID cause it.


-- EricE (ready@for.anything), January 04, 2000.

Am watching CNN Headline News and under the scrolling state headlines there is a mention of a train crash in Alaska being attributed to ice on the rails. Haven't heard anything else about it though.

-- Lisa (, January 04, 2000.

Amendment to above post...."derailment and fuel spill" is the verbage used in the Alaska blip

-- Lisa (, January 04, 2000.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ