Rail Statistics - 2010

Statistical Summary – Railway Occurrences 2010

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Figure 1. Figure 1 is a bar graph representing the number of rail accidents per year from 2001 to 2010.
In 2001 there were 1432 accidents.
In 2002 there were 1331 accidents.
In 2003 there were 1352 accidents.
In 2004 there were 1413 accidents.
In 2005 there were 1476 accidents.
In 2006 there were 1371 accidents.
In 2009 there were 1320 accidents.
In 2008 there were 1179 accidents.
In 2009 there were 1043 accidents.
In 2010 there were 1076 accidents.
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Figure 2. Figure 2 is a pie chart representing the percentages of rail accidents by type in 2010.
50% of rail accidents in 2010 were non-main-track train derailments.
17% of rail accidents in 2010 were crossing accidents.
7% of rail accidents in 2010 were main-track train derailments.
9% of rail accidents in 2010 were non-main-track train collisions.
0% of rail accidents in 2010 were main-track train collisions.
17% of rail accidents in 2010 were due to other causes.
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Figure 3. Figure 3 is a bar graph representing the number of fatalities by type of occurrence from 2001 to 2010.
In 2001 there were 40 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 56 trespasser accidents and 2 in all other types combined.
In 2002 there were 46 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 50 trespasser accidents and 0 in all other types combined.
In 2003 there were 28 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 45 trespasser accidents and 6 in all other types combined.
In 2004 there were 25 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 68 trespasser accidents and 8 in all other types combined.
In 2005 there were 37 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 64 trespasser accidents and 2 in all other types combined.
In 2006 there were 28 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 59 trespasser accidents and 8 in all other types combined.
In 2007 there were 25 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 56 trespasser accidents and 3 in all other types combined.
In 2008 there were 26 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 47 trespasser accidents and 1 in all other types combined.
In 2009 there were 19 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 52 trespasser accidents and 0 in all other types combined.
In 2010 there were 24 fatalities due to crossing accidents, 55 trespasser accidents and 2 in all other types combined.
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Figure 4. Figure 4 is a bar graph representing the number of serious injuries by type of accident per year from 2001 to 2010.
In 2001 there were 47 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 23 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 21 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2002 there were 42 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 21 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 10 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2003 there were 52 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 19 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 10 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2004 there were 50 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 34 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 9 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2005 there were 55 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 17 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 6 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2006 there were 29 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 28 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 14 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2007 there were 21 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 27 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 10 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2008 there were 36 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 20 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 8 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2009 there were 21 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 16 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 13 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
In 2010 there were 28 serious injuries in crossing accidents, 19 serious injuries in trespasser accidents and 15 serious injuries in all other types of accidents combined.
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Figure 5. Figure 5 is a bar graph that shows main-track accidents and main-track accident rates per million main-track train miles per year for the years 2001 to 2010.
In 2001 there were 223 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.8 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2002 there were 190 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.3 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2003 there were 207 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.6 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2004 there were 221 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.7 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2005 there were 252 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.9 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2006 there were 209 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.4 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2007 there were 257 main-track accidents at a rate of 3.0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2008 there were 209 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.5 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2009 there were 169 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.3 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2010 there were 161 main-track accidents at a rate of 2.1 accidents per million main-track train miles.
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Figure 6. Figure 6 is a bar graph showing the number of main-track train derailments and the number of main-track train collisions per year from 2001 to 2010.
In 2001 there were 7 main-track train collisions and 132 main-track train derailments.
In 2002 there were 9 main-track train collisions and 124 main-track train derailments.
In 2003 there were 6 main-track train collisions and 156 main-track train derailments.
In 2004 there were 5 main-track train collisions and 160 main-track train derailments.
In 2005 there were 6 main-track train collisions and 199 main-track train derailments.
In 2006 there were 2 main-track train collisions and 139 main-track train derailments.
In 2007 there were 9 main-track train collisions and 159 main-track train derailments.
In 2008 there were 6 main-track train collisions and 129 main-track train derailments.
In 2009 there were 5 main-track train collisions and 67 main-track train derailments.
In 2010 there were 4 main-track train collisions and 80 main-track train derailments.
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Figure 7. Figure 7 is a bar graph showing the number of non-main-track train derailments and the number of non-main-track train collisions per year from 2001 to 2010.
In 2001 there were 108 non-main-track train collisions and 714 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2002 there were 131 non-main-track train collisions and 664 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2003 there were 111 non-main-track train collisions and 695 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2004 there were 123 non-main-track train collisions and 713 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2005 there were 98 non-main-track train collisions and 757 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2006 there were 110 non-main-track train collisions and 703 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2007 there were 102 non-main-track train collisions and 631 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2008 there were 91 non-main-track train collisions and 570 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2009 there were 95 non-main-track train collisions and 497 non-main-track train derailments.
In 2010 there were 94 non-main-track train collisions and 540 non-main-track train derailments.
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Figure 8. Figure 8 is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of crossing accidents by type of crossing in 2010.
49% of crossing accidents occurred at public automated crossings in 2010.
37% of crossing accidents occurred at public passive crossings in 2010.
13% of crossing accidents occurred at private crossings in 2010.
1% of crossing accidents occurred at farm crossings in 2010.
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Figure 9. Figure 9 is a bar graph depicting the average number of crossing accidents by province for the years 2005 to 2009, compared to the number of crossing accidents by province for 2010.
In British Columbia there was an average of 27 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 18 in 2010.
In Alberta there was an average of 50 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 38 in 2010.
In Saskatchewan there was an average of 24 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 24 in 2010.
In Manitoba there was an average of 18 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 20 in 2010.
In Ontario there was an average of 65 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 52 in 2010.
In Quebec there was an average of 38 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 21 in 2010.
In New Brunswick there was an average of 3 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 5 in 2010.
In Nova Scotia there was an average of 3 crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 3 in 2010.
In Newfoundland/Labrador there were no crossing accidents per year between 2005 and 2009, and 0 in 2010.
In Northwest Territories/Yukon there was an average of 1 crossing accident per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 0 in 2010.
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Figure 10. Figure 10 is a bar graph depicting the average number of trespasser accidents by province for the years 2005 and 2009, compared to the number of trespasser accidents by province for 2010.
In British Columbia there was an average of 12 trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 17 in 2010.
In Alberta there was an average of 10 trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 and 9 in 2010.
In Saskatchewan there was an average of 2 trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 3 in 2010.
In Manitoba there was an average of 5 trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 3 in 2010.
In Ontario there was an average of 41 trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 35 in 2010.
In Quebec there was an average of 12 trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 compared to 13 in 2010.
In New Brunswick there was an average of 2 accidents per year between 2005 and 2009, and 1 in 2010.
In Nova Scotia there was 1 trespasser accident per year between 2005 and 2009 and 0 in 2010.
In Newfoundland/Labrador there were no trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 and none in 2010.
In Northwwest Terriotories/Yukon there were no trespasser accidents per year between 2005 and 2009 and none in 2010.
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Figure 11. Figure 11 is a graph showing the number of rail incidents per year between 2001 and 2010.
In 2001 there were 329 incidents.
In 2002 there were 308 incidents.
In 2003 there were 294 incidents.
In 2004 there were 257 incidents.
In 2005 there were 245 incidents.
In 2006 there were 220 incidents.
In 2007 there were 223 incidents.
In 2008 there were 216 incidents.
In 2009 there were 207 incidents.
In 2000 there were 159 incidents.
Statistical analysis using linear regression indicates there has been a significant downward trend (p<.001) of reported railway incidents over the last 10 years.
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Figure 12. Figure 12 is a graph depicting the average of reportable rail incidents per year by type for the period 2005-2009 compared to the number of reportable rail incidents by type for the year 2010.
For the type Dangerous Goods Leaker there was an average of 87 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 40 incidents in 2010.
For the type Main-Track Switch in Abnormal Position there was an average of 8 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 5 incidents in 2010.
For the type Movement Exceeds Limits of Authority there was an average of 103 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 102 incidents in 2010.
For the type Runaway Rolling Stock there was an average of 14 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 4 incidents in 2010.
For the type Signal Less Restrictive than Required there was an average of 2 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 4 incident in 2010.
For the type Unprotected Overlap of Authorities there was an average of 6 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 3 incidents in 2010.
For the type Crew Member Incapacitated there was an average of 2 incidents per year for the period 2005-2009 and 1 incidents in 2010.
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