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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 2018-19
Rail safety statistics 2018-19

Date published: 24 Sep 2019
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • There were 17 passenger fatalities on the mainline and London Underground in 2018-19; an increase from 9 fatalities in 2017-18.
  • There were two workforce fatalities in 2018-19.
  • 2018-19 is the twelfth year in a row with no passenger fatalities as a result of a train accident.