Key statistics - Road rail interface bridge strikes - Table 5.44
Number of bridge strikes on mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL)
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year) 2001-02 to 2017-18
Mainline
Bridge Strike
Severity
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(r)
2014-15(r)
2015-16(r)
2016-17(r)
2017-18
Rail-over-road
Serious
:
9
6
12
10
4
7
10
2
3
3
3
:
:
:
:
:
Potentially serious
:
24
21
40
23
17
12
4
6
11
3
6
:
:
:
:
:
Not serious
:
1,890
1,885
1,981
1,876
2,021
2,157
1,722
1,432
1,582
1,535
1,498
:
:
:
:
:
Total Rail-over-road bridge strikes
:
1,923
1,912
2,033
1,909
2,042
2,176
1,736
1,440
1,596
1,541
1,507
:
:
:
:
:
Road-over-rail
Serious
:
4
5
6
6
9
5
1
7
4
3
6
:
:
:
:
:
Potentially serious
:
28
14
22
18
19
10
12
20
17
12
17
:
:
:
:
:
Not serious
:
90
124
124
124
104
134
106
88
77
65
66
:
:
:
:
:
Total Road-over-rail bridge strikes
:
122
143
152
148
132
149
119
115
98
80
89
:
:
:
:
:
Other / unknown
Serious
:
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
:
:
:
:
:
Potentially serious
:
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
Not serious
:
25
40
30
17
24
25
29
19
17
14
9
:
:
:
:
:
Total Other / unknown bridge strikes
:
26
42
31
17
26
25
29
21
18
15
9
:
:
:
:
:
Total for all bridge strikes
:
2,071
2,097
2,216
2,074
2,200
2,350
1,884
1,576
1,712
1,636
1,605
1,632
1,668
1,604
1,660
1,909
LUL
Bridge Strike
Severity
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
2017-18
Rail-over-road
Serious
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Potentially serious
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Not serious
17
14
24
18
16
21
24
18
20
28
19
20
32
29
12
24
17
Total Rail-over-road bridge strikes
18
14
24
18
16
21
24
18
20
28
21
20
32
29
13
24
17
Road-over-rail
Serious
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Potentially serious
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Not serious
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Total Road-over-rail bridge strikes
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Total for all bridge strikes
18
14
24
19
16
21
24
18
20
28
22
20
32
30
13
24
17
Source(s):
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) for mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL) for LUL
Symbols:
(:)        Data not available
(r)       Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
 
Notes:
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Revisions:
(r) Data between 2013-14 and 2017-18 have been revised based on RSSB’s 2017-18 Annual Safety Performance Report. Disaggregated data by severity and type are no longer available.
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Other datasets:
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