Lonely Planet Writer

Runaway train rolls out of Moroccan station without driver

Driver returns to empty track as his train rolls away.
Driver returns to empty track as his train rolls away. Image by Adam Sporka / CC BY 2.0

A passenger train with 20 people on board rolled out of a station in Kenitra, Morocco and travelled 1.5km along the tracks without a driver — who had nipped out for a coffee. The train was due to go to Rabat, but rolled in the opposite direction towards Fez before grinding to a halt. When the driver returned from his coffee break, he was “surprised to find the train had moved.” Read more: ibtimes.co.uk