NOVA: Why Trains Crash

NOVA: Why Trains Crash

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:00pm

Japan high speed train and city scape.

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Investigate deadly train accidents and join safety experts as they test crash prevention technology.

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 airs Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.