Rail Statistics - 2011

Statistical Summary – Railway Occurrences 2011

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Figure 1. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of rail accidents per year from 2002 to 2011.
In 2002 there were 1332 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 2007 there were 1320 accidents.
In 2008 there were 1179 accidents.
In 2009 there were 1043 accidents.
In 2010 there were 1076 accidents.
In 2011 there were 1023 accidents.
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Figure 2. The figure is a pie chart representing the percentages of rail accidents by type in 2011.
0.3% of rail accidents in 2011 were main-track collisions.
10% of rail accidents in 2011 were main-track derailments.
17% of rail accidents in 2011 were crossing accidents.
9% of rail accidents in 2011 were non-main-track collisions.
47% of rail accidents in 2011 were non-main-track derailments.
17% of rail accidents in 2011 were other accidents types.
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Figure 3. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of fatalities by type of occurrence from 2002 to 2011.
In 2002, there were 46 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 50 related to trespasser accidents and 0 for the other occurrence types.
In 2003, there were 28 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 45 related to trespasser accidents and 6 for the other occurrence types.
In 2004, there were 25 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 68 related to trespasser accidents and 8 for the other occurrence types.
In 2005, there were 37 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 64 related to trespasser accidents and 2 for the other occurrence types.
In 2006, there were 28 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 59 related to trespasser accidents and 8 for the other occurrence types.
In 2007, there were 25 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 56 related to trespasser accidents and 3 for the other occurrence types.
In 2008, there were 26 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 47 related to trespasser accidents and 1 for the other occurrence types.
In 2009, there were 19 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 52 related to trespasser accidents and 0 for the other occurrence types.
In 2010, there were 24 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 55 related to trespasser accidents and 2 for the other occurrence types.
In 2011, there were 25 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 45 related to trespasser accidents and 1 for the other occurrence types.
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Figure 4. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of serious injuries by type of accident per year from 2002 to 2011.
In 2002, there were 42 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 21 related to trespasser accidents and 10 for the other occurrence types.
In 2003, there were 52 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 19 related to trespasser accidents and 10 for the other occurrence types.
In 2004, there were 50 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 34 related to trespasser accidents and 9 for the other occurrence types.
In 2005, there were 55 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 17 related to trespasser accidents and 6 for the other occurrence types.
In 2006, there were 29 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 28 related to trespasser accidents and 14 for the other occurrence types.
In 2007, there were 21 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 27 related to trespasser accidents and 10 for the other occurrence types.
In 2008, there were 36 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 20 related to trespasser accidents and 8 for the other occurrence types.
In 2009, there were 21 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 16 related to trespasser accidents and 13 for the other occurrence types.
In 2010, there were 28 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 19 related to trespasser accidents and 15 for the other occurrence types.
In 2011, there were 21 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 21 related to trespasser accidents and 9 for the other occurrence types.
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Figure 5. The figure is a bar graph that shows main-track accidents and main-track accident rates per million main-track train miles from 2002 to 2011.
In 2002, there were 190 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.3 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2003, there were 207 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.6 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2004, there were 221 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.7 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2005, there were 252 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.9 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2006, there were 209 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.4 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2007, there were 257 main-track accidents and a rate of 3 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2008, there were 209 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.5 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2009, there were 169 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.3 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2010, there were 161 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.1 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2011, there were 192 main-track accidents and a rate of 2.5 accidents per million main-track train miles.
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Figure 6. The figure is a bar graph showing the number of main-track derailments and the number of main-track collisions from 2002 to 2011.
In 2002 there were 9 main-track collisions and 66 main-track derailments.
In 2003 there were 6 main-track collisions and 83 main-track derailments.
In 2004 there were 5 main-track collisions and 96 main-track derailments.
In 2005 there were 6 main-track collisions and 103 main-track derailments.
In 2006 there were 2 main-track collisions and 83 main-track derailments.
In 2007 there were 9 main-track collisions and 76 main-track derailments.
In 2008 there were 7 main-track collisions and 66 main-track derailments.
In 2009 there were 5 main-track collisions and 39 main-track derailments.
In 2010 there were 4 main-track collisions and 40 main-track derailments.
In 2011 there were 3 main-track collisions and 46 main-track derailments.
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Figure 7. The figure is a bar graph showing the number of non-main-track derailments and the number of non-main-track collisions from 2002 to 2011.
In 2002 there were 131 non-main-track collisions and 664 non-main-track derailments.
In 2003 there were 111 non-main-track collisions and 695 non-main-track derailments.
In 2004 there were 123 non-main-track collisions and 713 non-main-track derailments.
In 2005 there were 98 non-main-track collisions and 758 non-main-track derailments.
In 2006 there were 110 non-main-track collisions and 703 non-main-track derailments.
In 2007 there were 102 non-main-track collisions and 631 non-main-track derailments.
In 2008 there were 91 non-main-track collisions and 570 non-main-track derailments.
In 2009 there were 95 non-main-track collisions and 497 non-main-track derailments.
In 2010 there were 93 non-main-track collisions and 541 non-main-track derailments.
In 2011 there were 88 non-main-track collisions and 485 non-main-track derailments.
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Figure 8. The figure is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of crossing accidents by type of crossing in 2011.
36% of crossing accidents occurred at public passive crossings in 2011.
51% of crossing accidents occurred at public automated crossings in 2011.
9% of crossing accidents occurred at private crossings in 2011.
5% of crossing accidents occurred at farm crossings in 2011.
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Figure 9. The figure is a bar graph with the average number of crossing accidents by province from 2006 to 2010 compared to the results of 2011.
In British Columbia there was an average of 27 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 20 in 2011.
In Alberta there was an average of 46 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 46 in 2011.
In Saskatchewan there was an average of 25 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 23 in 2011.
In Manitoba there was an average of 18 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 7 in 2011.
In Ontario there was an average of 57 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 38 in 2011.
In Quebec there was an average of 31 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 26 in 2011.
In New Brunswick there was an average of 3 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 6 in 2011.
In Nova Scotia there was an average of 3 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 1 in 2011.
In Newfoundland/Labrador there was an average of 1 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 2 in 2011.
In Northwest Territories/Yukon there was an average of 2 crossing accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 0 in 2011.
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Figure 10. The figure is a bar graph with the average number of trespasser accidents by province from 2006 to 2010 compared to the results of 2011.
In British Columbia there was an average of 13 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 13 in 2011.
In Alberta there was an average of 10 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 7 in 2011.
In Saskatchewan there was an average of 3 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 2 in 2011.
In Manitoba there was an average of 4 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 1 in 2011.
In Ontario there was an average of 39 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 32 in 2011.
In Quebec there was an average of 12 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 9 in 2011.
In New Brunswick there was an average of 2 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 2 in 2011.
In Nova Scotia there was an average of 2 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 1 in 2011.
In Newfoundland/Labrador there was an average of 0 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 0 in 2011.
In Northwest Territories/Yukon there was an average of 0 trespasser accidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 0 in 2011.
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Figure 11. The figure is a graph showing the number of rail incidents per year from 2002 and 2011.
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 2010 there were 160 incidents.
In 2011 there were 204 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. The figure is a bar graph with the average number of reportable rail incidents by type from 2006 to 2010, compared to the results of 2011.
For crew member incapacitated, there was an average of 6 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 7 in 2011.
For unprotected overlap of authorities, there was an average of 6 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 7 in 2011.
For signal less restrictive than required, there was an average of 4 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 3 in 2011.
For runaway rolling stock, there was an average of 11 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 15 in 2011.
For movement exceeds limits of authority, there was an average of 105 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 118 in 2011.
For main-track switch in abnormal position, there was an average of 7 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 10 in 2011.
For dangerous goods leaker, there was an average of 70 incidents per year from 2006 to 2010 compared to 51 in 2011.
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