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Trains Stops Because Of Driver Almost Ran Somebody Over

Riding out of Rotterdam my train came to a stop. Somebody almost got creamed. I

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The train just came it a halt at Amsterdam South station. It wasn’t an abrupt halt and didn’t seem too out of the ordinary. Nobody was alarmed or irritated.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the voice of the conductor came over the loud speaker, “you may have noticed that our train has come to a halt already in this journey. The reason for this is that there was a person on the track and there was almost a very bade accident.”

Ears suddenly perked through the cabin, headphones were removed.

“The driver is now a little scared and cannot continue. We apologize for the inconvenience as we wait to see how this situation plays out.”

I had to wonder how many times I’ve been on a train in India or Morocco or China where the driver ran someone down without a word.



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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3720 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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