Skip to main content

Railways: Death

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 36947, tabled on 10 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities have occurred on the railway network in Great Britain since 2014.

Answered on

12 May 2016

Rail is a safe mode of travel and the frequency of train accidents involving passenger or workforce fatalities in the UK is at its lowest ever level with 2015-16 being the ninth year in succession without any such fatalities.

The following non-crash related fatalities have occurred on the rail network since 2014:

2014/15

2015/16 (provisional)

Passengers

3

6

Workforce

3

0

Public (non-trespass)

12

8

Public (trespass)

25

30

Suicide

289

252

Total

332

296