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Railways: Safety

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 30992, tabled on 14 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the safety of railways in the UK and other European countries.

Answered on

21 March 2016

The United Kingdom currently has the safest record of any major railway network in Europe. All European Union Member States collect statistics about their safety performance including, for example, accidents and consequences, accident precursors and technical information. This material is collated by the European Railway Agency in its Annual Safety Performance Reports which are published at

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