This report tables rail safety occurrence data by state and territory between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2012. The data is presented as counts, and divided by kilometres travelled or the number of track kilometres to allow comparison between states. This report excludes tram, light rail and monorail operations.

The data presented is designed to assist rail safety professionals and researchers in understanding and taking action to reduce the safety risk. In addition, it can be used for international comparative research, while informing the public about emerging issues in rail safety. The data in this report contains information about the following safety-critical events:

  • fatalities
  • serious personal injuries
  • derailments
  • collisions
  • level crossing occurrences
  • signals passed at danger (SPAD)
  • load irregularities
  • track and civil infrastructure irregularities.
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