Key statistics - Passenger safety (p) - Table 5.18
 
Number of passenger fatalities, injuries by incident type on mainline, London Underground Limited (LUL) and other non-mainline networks
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year) 2001-02 to 2016-17
Mainline
Injury
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07 (b)
2007-08 (r)
2008-09 (r)
2009-10 (r)
2010-11 (r)
2011-12 (r)
2012-13 (r)
2013-14 (r)
2014-15 (r)
2015-16 (r)
2016-17
Total incidents for Fatalities
:
17
8
12
8
9
7
5
5
7
5
3
4
3
8
5
Total incidents for Major injuries
:
274
285
231
241
247
210
231
233
250
258
312
273
298
294
266
Total incidents for Minor injuries - class 1
:
1,146
1,136
1,169
1,222
1,118
1,132
1,154
1,210
1,250
1,376
1,404
1,386
1,250
1,282
1,137
Total incidents for Minor injuries - class 2
:
3,709
4,002
3,883
3,651
3,781
3,941
4,124
4,101
4,350
4,578
4,980
5,002
5,631
5,465
5,295
Total incidents for Shock and trauma - class 1
:
29
9
9
12
10
12
2
2
5
5
3
7
5
4
6
Total incidents for Shock and trauma - class 2
:
186
299
209
246
323
323
258
205
221
257
235
229
248
201
162
Total for all` incidents
:
5,361
5,739
5,513
5,380
5,488
5,625
5,774
5,756
6,083
6,479
6,937
6,901
7,435
7,254
6,871
LUL
Injury
Category
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Fatalities
Assault and abuse
2
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Contact with object or person
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
On-board injuries
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Other type of passenger injury
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Platform-train interface
1
3
0
2
1
2
1
0
0
1
1
1
2
1
2
0
Slips, trips and falls
2
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
2
1
1
0
0
1
2
Struck by train on station crossing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Train accidents
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Fatalities
6
5
0
3
2
4
1
1
2
5
3
2
2
1
3
2
Major injuries
Assault and abuse
11
3
10
7
2
6
4
7
14
8
8
1
1
5
7
5
Contact with object or person
1
2
0
2
0
6
3
0
3
0
4
14
6
3
3
3
On-board injuries
9
7
7
7
10
13
12
20
22
16
13
25
16
11
20
8
Other type of passenger injury
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
2
1
Platform-train interface
7
16
28
14
16
23
25
26
11
28
33
18
22
18
14
5
Slips, trips and falls
92
76
100
95
88
107
88
110
107
113
109
100
53
56
81
58
Struck by train on station crossing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Train accidents
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Major injuries
120
104
145
125
116
155
132
163
157
165
167
160
99
94
127
80
Minor injuries - not RIDDOR reportable
Assault and abuse
366
248
253
281
192
166
189
249
200
130
93
61
117
168
185
202
Contact with object or person
101
122
108
113
129
121
139
130
183
154
134
258
334
406
370
315
On-board injuries
81
75
85
65
63
77
105
121
105
127
91
168
222
260
286
339
Other type of passenger injury
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
43
57
63
69
21
Platform-train interface
198
179
248
278
244
329
367
321
298
288
349
381
472
580
611
567
Slips, trips and falls
891
814
819
875
715
836
848
964
910
941
978
1,048
1,622
2,345
2,199
2,684
Struck by train on station crossing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Train accidents
6
6
2
12
2
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Minor injuries - not RIDDOR reportable
1,643
1,444
1,515
1,624
1,345
1,529
1,648
1,786
1,697
1,642
1,646
1,959
2,824
3,822
3,720
4,128
Minor injuries - RIDDOR reportable
Assault and abuse
120
107
91
91
95
67
62
87
96
81
52
19
0
0
0
0
Contact with object or person
16
33
21
31
17
32
33
35
41
37
48
109
82
3
2
1
On-board injuries
62
94
72
73
81
68
103
74
91
86
73
58
57
41
15
14

Minor injuries - RIDDOR reportable
Other type of passenger injury
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
12
1
0
0
0
Platform-train interface
74
88
130
151
160
151
163
175
203
169
195
169
174
93
44
24
Slips, trips and falls
868
985
1,002
982
941
983
1,058
1,141
1,203
1,222
1,244
1,127
669
22
21
22
Struck by train on station crossing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Train accidents
0
3
2
0
0
3
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Minor injuries - RIDDOR reportable
1,140
1,310
1,318
1,328
1,294
1,304
1,419
1,516
1,634
1,595
1,613
1,494
983
159
82
61
Shock and trauma - class 1
Assault and abuse
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Contact with object or person
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
On-board injuries
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Other type of passenger injury
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Platform-train interface
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Slips, trips and falls
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Struck by train on station crossing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Train accidents
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Shock and trauma - class 1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Total incidents for Shock and trauma - class 2
42
53
60
55
71
74
54
125
263
215
186
222
177
192
140
225
Total for all
2,951
2,916
3,038
3,135
2,828
3,066
3,254
3,591
3,755
3,622
3,615
3,837
4,085
4,268
4,072
4,499
Trams, metros and non-NR networks
Injury Type
Category
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Fatality
Boarding/Alighting train
:
:
:
:
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Crushing injury
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Doors
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Exposure to, or contact with, a harmful substance
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Fall from train
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Fall onto line
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
Falls from a height over 2 metres
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Falls from a height unknown
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Falls from a height up to and including 2 metres
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Injured on train in running
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
Misc accident
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Slips/Trips/Falls at the same level
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Stairs/Lifts/Escalators
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Struck against something fixed or stationary
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Struck by falling / flying object
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Struck by train
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Unknown
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Fatality
:
:
:
:
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
8
Member of public direct to hospital
Boarding/Alighting train
:
:
:
:
16
17
7
16
12
9
5
8
16
7
3
7
Crushing injury
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
2
0
0
0
Doors
:
:
:
:
2
3
0
5
2
3
1
1
5
2
2
1
Exposure to, or contact with, a harmful substance
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Fall from train
:
:
:
:
0
0
3
2
0
1
2
2
0
1
2
0
Fall onto line
:
:
:
:
3
0
1
2
1
4
12
13
7
3
2
1
Falls from a height over 2 metres
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
2
Falls from a height unknown
:
:
:
:
2
5
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Falls from a height up to and including 2 metres
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6
1
0
3
6
Injured on train in running
:
:
:
:
19
9
11
23
20
8
5
4
10
16
8
49
Misc accident
:
:
:
:
4
9
2
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Member of public direct to hospital
Slips/Trips/Falls at the same level
:
:
:
:
17
11
15
14
15
27
36
40
32
14
16
24
Stairs/Lifts/Escalators
:
:
:
:
34
38
31
33
31
59
84
86
74
6
2
6
Struck against something fixed or stationary
:
:
:
:
0
2
0
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
Struck by falling / flying object
:
:
:
:
0
0
1
0
0
4
2
2
2
0
0
0
Struck by train
:
:
:
:
1
1
1
2
2
0
2
8
1
2
0
12
Unknown
:
:
:
:
3
2
3
3
3
1
9
11
0
3
6
0
Total incidents for Member of public direct to hospital
:
:
:
:
101
97
78
107
89
120
166
183
152
54
44
108
Unknown
Fall onto line
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
Unknown
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Total incidents for Unknown
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
1
Total for all
:
:
:
:
101
97
79
107
89
120
169
187
153
54
44
117
The breakdown by type of incident for shock/trauma class 2 is not currently available for LUL. Comparisons at the aggregate level are still valid.
Source(s):
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) for mainline, London Underground Limited (LUL) for LUL and Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for trams, metros and non-NR networks.
Symbols:
(:)           Data not available
(r)          Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
(b) Break in time series
 
Notes:
(p) This table is marked as provisional. Data at the aggregated level is consistent with RSSB’s Annual Safety Performance Report, however a number of passenger injuries between 2007-08 have been flagged by ORR as ‘Unknown’. ORR will be working with RSSB to re-categorise these incidents appropriately.
 
(b) There is a series break between 2006-07 and 2007-08 for mainline data. Due to a new reporting system being implemented in March 2017, RSSB has refreshed the back series to 2007-08 to mirror their Annual Safety Performance Report coverage. Therefore, any comparisons with data prior to 2007-08 should be treated with caution.
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Other datasets:
1.       RSSB publish data on incidents on the mainline railway. To view or download their Annual Safety Performance Report: https://www.rssb.co.uk/risk-analysis-and-safety-reporting/safety-performance-reports
2.       ORR publish an annual Health & Safety Report covering all rail networks. To view or download the latest report: http://orr.gov.uk/rail/health-and-safety/annual-health-and-safety-report
3.       The European Railway Agency publish data comparing safety performance across Europe. To access their data: http://www.era.europa.eu/Core-Activities/Safety/Safety-Performance/Pages/Common-Safety-Indicators.aspx