derailment


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de·rail

 (dē-rāl′)
intr. & tr.v. de·railed, de·rail·ing, de·rails
1. To run or cause to run off the rails.
2. To come or bring to a sudden halt: a campaign derailed by lack of funds; a policy that derailed under the new administration.

[French dérailler : dé-, off (from Old French de-; see de-) + rail, rail (from English; see rail1).]

de·rail′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derailment - an accident in which a train runs off its trackderailment - an accident in which a train runs off its track
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune
Translations
vykolejení
kisikláskisiklasztás
ontsporing
urspårning

derailment

[dɪˈreɪlmənt] Ndescarrilamiento m

derailment

[diːˈreɪlmənt] n [train] → déraillement m

derailment

nEntgleisung f

derailment

[dɪˈreɪlmənt] nderagliamento
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The Bulgarian State Railroad Company, BDZ, have fired five employees over the Monday derailment of three cars of the express train between the capital Sofia and the Black Sea city of Burgas.
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New Delhi, May 28 -- Jhargram,West Bengal - At least 65 passengers of a Maharashtra-bound express train were killed early Friday and over 200 injured in a blast set off by Maoists which led to derailment of 13 coaches that were hit by a goods train coming from the opposite direction.
MERSEYRAIL could face enforcement action after an investigation into a derailment was passed to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).
I think Paul Boyce has not quite understood the Cumbria derailment events (Letters, PE 12 November).
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A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: "We were called at 9.09am to a possible train derailment between Mile End and Bethnal Green Tube line stations."
A pair of points is the focus of the preliminary examination into the Cumbria train derailment, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch said today.
The comments came on its website ahead of an interim report today on the derailment of the London to Glasgow Virgin Pendolino train on Friday night.