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This is quite a problem in Germany too:

Eisenbahnen der Eifel: Strecke Euskirchen - Bonn Railroads in the Eifel: Euskirchen - Bonn Line
Nicht weniger als drei Personen begingen statistisch jeden Tag
auf den Schienen in Deutschland Selbstmord, so der Bahnsprecher. "Im August
waren es allein in Nordrhein-Westfalen 29, im September 25 und in den ersten
Oktobertagen zirka 15."
Statistically, no less than three people commit suicide on the rails in Germany every day, the railroad spokesperson said. "In August [2001] there were 29 in North Rhine-Westphalia along, 25 in September and around 15 in the first days of October."

My understanding is that the drivers receive counseling, but I can't find a reference right now.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Sat Nov 24th, 2007 at 02:07:57 PM EST

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