Britain’s Railway in Numbers
Britain has one of the safest railways in Europe, but sometimes incidents do occur.
Number of accidents in the year ending March 2021 across Britain's rail network fell to their lowest ever level.
285 accidents occurred on the mainline - the lowest numbers since the time series began in 2002-03.
Five train accidents in the London Underground network - the lowest numbers since the time series began in 2006-07.
71 train accidents on trams, metros and other non-mainline networks - the lowest number since 2013-14.