Independent Lens

Brakeless: Deadly Speed at Rush Hour

Clip: Season 16 Episode 3 | 1m 13s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Brakeless, we see the extensive and incredibly busy Japanese commuter train system that goes to Osaka, including the train that fatefully crashed into an apartment complex, killing 107 people. What would make a train driver dangerously speed up, all to save 8 seconds?

Aired: 10/26/14

Rating: TV-PG

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