RSSB’s Rail Accident News is a monthly compilation of news on some of the world’s railway accidents. 

Many have been sourced via the media, with further detail added (where available) from the relevant investigation bodies.

Opinions – where quoted – do not necessarily reflect those of RSSB.


South Africa: Driver killed and 50 injured in rear-end collision at Elandsfontein

US: Passenger train derails at Chicago station, 2 injured

UK: Woman arrested for ‘pushing’ man in front of tram at Manchester Victoria

UK: TfL is to ‘add warning systems to trams,’ says BBC

Australia: Woman killed in NSW level crossing collision

US: Freight derails in Dubuque County, no reported injuries

US: NY subway train derails ‘after striking rail’, injuring 34 at 125th Street

US: Two CSX employees struck and killed by train near Union station

Poland: Drones reduce rail freight theft

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