Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

May 2013

Table 1 Railway Occurrence and Casualty
  May January to May
  2013 2012 2008-2012 Average 2013 2012 2008-2012 Average
Data extracted February 17, 2014.
All 5-year averages have been rounded. The totals sometimes do not coincide to the sum of these averages.
a. Train-miles estimated. (Source: Transport Canada)
Accidents 66 74 85 457 412 450
Main-Track Train Collisions 1 1 0 4 4 2
Main-Track Train Derailments - 1-2 cars 2 3 3 22 16 24
Main-Track Train Derailments - 3 or more cars 2 5 4 13 18 21
Crossings 12 12 13 90 75 76
Non-Main-Track Train Collisions 4 5 6 36 39 40
Non-Main-Track Train Derailments - 1-2 cars 26 24 31 176 146 171
Non-Main-Track Train Derailments - 3 or more cars 7 12 11 42 50 49
Collisions/Derailments Involving Track Units 0 0 3 16 6 11
Employee/Passenger 0 0 1 4 2 4
Trespassers 10 8 9 27 32 27
Fires/Explosions 0 1 2 7 9 6
Other 2 3 3 20 15 19
Incidents 20 15 19 87 79 82
Dangerous Goods Leaker 6 5 7 31 36 32
Main-track Switch in Abnormal Position 0 0 1 5 1 2
Movement Exceeds Limits of Authority 10 10 10 37 36 41
Runaway Rolling Stock 2 0 0 8 3 3
Others 2 0 0 6 3 4
Million Train-miles (a)       35.72 35.75 34.88
Accidents/Million Train-miles       12.79 11.52 12.9
Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods 9 6 7 61 48 64
Main-track Train Derailments 2 1 1 5 4 8
Crossings 0 0 0 4 2 2
Non-Main-Track Train Collisions 2 0 2 13 9 13
Non-Main-Track Train Derailments 5 4 4 38 32 37
All Others 0 1 0 1 1 3
Accidents with a DG Release 2 0 0 2 1 1
Accidents Involving Passenger Trains 6 5 6 24 17 27
Fatalities 8 11 9 40 36 30
Crossings 1 4 3 16 12 12
Trespassers 7 7 6 21 21 17
All Others 0 0 0 3 3 1
Serious Injuries 4 2 5 12 31 24
Crossings 1 2 2 5 11 10
Trespassers 3 0 3 5 8 8
All Others 0 0 1 2 12 6