It's always struck me as a little bit odd how freaked out people get over these commuter train accidents. Why should we have more to fear from a fixed-track, on-schedule, five-times-a-day(+/-) locomotive than we do from the dozens of people who get hit by wildly out of control cars driven [badly] by your average lunatic every single day of the week?
It's an unfortunate accident, ladies and gents.
More people die from car crashes every day than will ever die from being hit by a train. End of story.