You cant detrain when your in a remote location 20 miles from the nearest station - thats just common sense. Nor can you have 500 people wandering along a railway line. Questions need to be asked why they didnt think to detatch the rear power car earlier. All things considered, it shouldnt have really taken longer than 2 hours to sort out. Its lucky there wasnt any selfish people who detrained themselves on board and to the poster above who said they would detrain - where do you plan on going when your in a rural area with no nearby roads and the nearest station 20 miles away ? Probably a lack of phone signal too. Also, down here on Southern and FCC funnily enough (slightly different I know), "bridges" can be put between the doors of a failed unit and a replacement one which has pulled up alongside to transfer pax onto - is this possible with HSTs and if not - why not ?