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Annual safety statistics including accidents to passengers, workforce and members of the public and dangerous incidents. These incidents are reported to the Office of Rail and Road under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR) and cover the mainline network in Great Britain, London Underground, Heritage, Light Rail and Tramways. This section also includes quarterly statistics on the number of signals passed at danger (SPADs).

For details on RIDDOR, the legal reporting requirements and how these statistics are compiled, please see our Rail safety methodology and quality 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 statistics 2017-18
Rail safety statistics 2017-18

Date published: 25 Sep 2018
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • The number of passenger fatalities decreased to seven in 2017-18; down from 15 in 2016-17.
  • There were no passenger fatalities as a result of a train accident in 2017-18
  • There were two workforce fatalities in 2017-18.