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Collisions2120000003000000
Derailments4311032120000000
Fires4310013444341162
Missiles1813153200645325326
Obstructions253213191611111742716292614918
Total53523223181516281439223532181726

Metadata

Title

Train Incidents by year

Last update

19 April 2023 19 April 2023

Next update

March 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Rail Trends, Regional User Profiles, Office of the Rail Regulator

Designation

National Statistics

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

This dataset gives details on Rail Incidents in Wales up to the 2022 calendar year. Information about safety of the mainline rail network comes from the Rail Safety and Standards Board. Data are presented as the number of train incidents reported in that calendar year.

Data collection and calculation

Rail transport information are compiled by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). ORR data are available via their National Rail Trends (NRT) Data Portal, an online interface for ORR’s database of rail statistics: http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/.
Rail safety data are taken from the Rail Safety and Standards Board’s (RSSB) Safety Management Information System (SMIS). For more information about the SMIS see the RSSB website: https://www.rssb.co.uk/

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data is shown from 2007 onwards

Rounding applied

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Revisions information

Data for previous periods are routinely updated. Data for the current financial or calendar year may be revised with the release of next year’s data set

Keywords

Train incidents

Statistical quality

These statistics are used both within and outside the Welsh Government to monitor trends in rail transport and as a baseline for further analysis.
The information for these statistics is based on a range of household and individual surveys and on administrative data.

Weblinks

Rail transport, statistical release: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/rail-transport/?lang=en