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The train overshot the station because of the sleeping driver

October 26 2007

Machinist Moscow subway fell asleep and missed the station, and the structure went into the tunnel at 35 meters. It is not known at what station the incident occurred, reports .

Machinist was awakened by a strong push is reacted automatics. Back to return was impossible, and therefore the composition moved on. The incident machinist honestly reported to the dispatcher.

Traffic disruption was minimal and the situation soon returned to normal. These things happen in the subway, on average, twice a year. Last time, when the train just slipped station, the driver was drunk, while in depression after the divorce. In the case of today, nothing like that happened. He was sober. Simply from lack of oxygen in the subway, the driver fell asleep.

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