Railways: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Lembit Öpik Lembit Öpik Liberal Democrat, Montgomeryshire

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) drivers and (b) passengers of (i) trains and (ii) vehicles have been (A) injured and (B) killed in collisions on level crossings between trains and road vehicles in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

Accidents and incidents on the railways are reported to the independent Office of Rail Regulation under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR 95).

The Office of Rail Regulation has provided the information shown in the following table:

Persons injured/killed in road vehicle-train collisions on level crossings 2005-08
Trains Road vehicles
Drivers Passengers Road vehicle occupants( 1) (passengers/drivers)
Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed
2005 1 0 5 0 4 6
2006 0 0 0 0 1 1
2007 1 0 0 . 0 3 4
2008 2 0 0 0 6 3
2009 (2)- (2)- (2)- (2)- (2)- (2)-
(1) Road vehicle occupants are not categorised as driver or passenger.

(2) Information not yet published

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