Railway data

Railway occurrence data from January 2004

Information about the data

The TSB is publishing selected data pertaining to accidents and reportable incidents from its Rail Occurrence Database System (RODS) for use by industry and the public to advance transportation safety.

The rail data file (in CSV format) is released on or soon after the 15th of each month, and contains data from 1 January 2004 to the last day of the month preceding its release.

Note that the abbreviation N/A in this file means “not applicable”.

The data are described in the accompanying data dictionary available in HTML or CSV.

As these data are extracted from a live database that captures the results of ongoing investigations, historical data are subject to change, with the oldest data being the most stable. As many occurrences are not investigated formally (see the Occurrence Classification Policy), information recorded on some occurrences may not have been verified.

TSB data are collected according to the mandatory occurrence reporting requirements described in the TSB Regulations. On 1 July 2014, the TSB issued new regulations that changed some reporting requirements. Data prior to this date were collected under the reporting requirements described in the TSB Regulations in effect at that time.

The scope of this file will evolve as the TSB gains more experience in publishing this type of data.