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Annual rail safety statistics on mainline rail, London Underground, and other non-Network Rail networks (trams, metros, other light rail, minor and heritage railways) reporting on fatalities and injuries to passengers, members of the public and workforce in Great Britain. It also covers train accidents and (annual and quarterly) number of signals passed at danger (SPADs). These incidents are reported to the Office of Rail and Road under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR).

The interactive dashboard for rail safety has been temporarily removed so that it can be updated with the new categories being used for passenger, workforce and train accident harm.

For details on RIDDOR, the legal reporting requirements and how these statistics are compiled, please see our Rail safety quality and methodology report and for information on any revisions, please see our Revisions Log.

Data and reports that include previous statistical releases on Rail safety can be found on the National Archives.

If you have any questions or feedback on these statistics, please contact rail.stats@orr.gov.uk


Latest statistical release

Rail safety, April 2021 to March 2022
Rail safety, April 2021 to March 2022

Date published: 13 Oct 2022
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • There were 11 non-workforce fatalities (passenger or public) in the year April 2021 to March 2022: six occurred in mainline stations, two passenger fatalities on the London Underground and three fatalities from collisions between members of the public and trams.
  • There were two workforce fatalities in the year April 2021 to March 2022, compared with five in the previous year. All of these occurred on the mainline.
  • There were 15 people who died in accidents while trespassing on the mainline in the year April 2021 to March 2022. There were eight fatalities at level crossings which involved seven pedestrians and one motorcyclist. There were 329 suicide or suspected suicide attempts on the mainline, of which 261 were fatalities.