Safe railways for Australia

National priorities


Click below for industry safety performance data related to ONRSR's current national priority areas.

What are the national priorities?

Track worker safety

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1)Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Track work procedure / rule breach 184172184219255

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Occurrence rate (per thousand track km)


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Track work procedure / rule breach 8.0545.0295.3696.3675.774

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Road rail vehicle (RRV) safety

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Total relating to RRV safety 40 62 61 69 91

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Occurrence rate (per million maintenance vehicle km)


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Total relating to RRV safety 45.419 42.338 40.565 42.982 53.033

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Level crossing safety

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015Jan – Jun 2016(1)Jul – Dec 2016Jan – Jun 2017Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Railway crossing collisions1812161424
Between train & road vehicle1610141322
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing1410131119
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing20123
Between train & person 22212
Between train & person at public crossing   22212
Between train & person at private crossing00000
Railway crossing near misses289339368361561
Between train & road vehicle144170177178313
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing130157161160292
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing1413161817
Between train & person 145169191183248
Between train & person at public crossing144168189183243
Between train & person at private crossing 11205
Railway crossing equipment failures/defects*1056910610496
Category 1 (highest risk)1719131116
Category 22610401919
Category 3 (lowest risk)6240537461
Total 412420490479681

* Please refer to scope and methods for detailed description of each category criteria for railway crossing equipment failures/defects
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Occurrence rate (per thousand track km)


Jul – Dec 2015Jan – Jun 2016(1)Jul – Dec 2016Jan – Jun 2017Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Railway crossing collisions
Collisions per thousand railway crossings
1.8630.9341.2451.0891.422
Between train & road vehicle
Collisions per thousand road crossings
2.1070.9571.3401.2441.569
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing
Collisions per thousand public road crossings
3.2471.7302.2491.9032.492
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing
Collisions per thousand private road crossings
0.6100.0000.2140.4290.469
Between train & person
Collisions per thousand pedestrian crossings
0.9670.8310.8310.4150.702
Between train & person at public crossing
Collisions per thousand public pedestrian crossings
1.0690.9100.9100.4550.762
Between train & person at private crossing
Collisions per thousand private pedestrian crossings
0.0000.0000.0000.0000.000
Railway crossing near misses
Near misses per thousand railway crossings
29.91426.37328.62928.08533.250
Between train & road vehicle
Near misses per thousand road crossings
18.96716.27316.94317.03822.324
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing
Near misses per thousand public road crossings
30.14827.15827.85027.67738.295
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing
Near misses per thousand private road crossings
4.2682.7863.4293.8582.658
Between train & person
Near misses per thousand pedestrian crossings
70.08270.21279.35276.02886.987
Between train & person at public crossing
Near misses per thousand pubic pedestrian crossings
76.96476.46886.02683.29592.642
Between train & person at private crossing
Near misses per thousand private pedestrian crossings
5.0514.7629.5240.00021.930
Railway crossing equipment failures/defects*
Failures/defects per thousand active railway crossings
47.66224.13437.07636.37624.710
Category 1 (highest risk)
Failures/defects per thousand active railway crossings
7.7176.6464.5473.8474.118
Category 2
Failures/defects per thousand active railway crossings
11.8023.49813.9916.6464.891
Category 3 (lowest risk)
Failures/defects per thousand active railway crossings
28.14313.99118.53825.88315.701
Total
Occurrences per thousand railway crossings
42.64632.67538.12037.26540.363

* Please refer to scope and methods for detailed description of each category criteria for railway crossing equipment failures/defects
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Tourist and heritage sector, safety management capability

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Running line derailments
 
24365
Running line collisions between trains or with rolling stock
 
01000
Railway crossing collisions
 
10121
Railway crossing near misses
 
913151930
SPADs
 
13311
Total 1321222837

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Occurrence rate


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Running line derailments
Derailments per million total T&H train kilometres
17.84827.63121.70442.22224.115
Running line collisions between trains or with rolling stock
Collisions per million total T&H train kilometres
0.0006.9080.0000.0000.000
Railway crossing collisions
Collisions per thousand T&H managed crossings
3.9370.0003.5467.0921.996
Railway crossing near misses
Near misses per thousand T&H managed crossings
35.43346.09953.19167.37659.880
SPADs
SPADs per million total T&H train kilometres
8.92420.72321.7047.0374.823
Total 116.010145.063159.160197.035178.452

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards