Safe railways for Australia

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Fatalities

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Passenger
 
0 2 1 0
Worker
 
0 1 0 0
Public
 
3 0 4 1
Trespass or suicide
 
41 36 42 41
Total
 
44 39 47 42

Details of scope and methods

Rate of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Passenger
fatalities per million passenger train km
0.000 0.037 0.018 0.000
Worker
fatalities per million total train km
0.000 0.011 0.000 0.000
Public
fatalities per million total train km
0.048 0.000 0.045 0.011
Trespass or suicide
fatalities per million total train km
0.661 0.413 0.469 0.452
Total
fatalities per million total train km
0.710 0.448 0.524 0.463

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Running line derailments

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
 
1 2 1 2
     in-service
     not in-service
 
0
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
Light rail passenger (commercial)
 
0 0 0 0
     in-service
     not in-service
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tourist & heritage passenger
 
2 3 1 4
     in-service
     not in-service
 
0
2
3
0
1
0
3
1
Freight
 
15 10 9 21
Other
 
6 11 11 12
Total
 
24 26 22 39

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Rate of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
derailments per million heavy rail passenger (commercial) train km
0.023 0.038 0.018 0.037
     in-service
     not in-service
 
0.000
0.023
0.019
0.019
0.018
0.000
0.018
0.018
Light rail passenger (commercial)
derailments per million light rail passenger (commercial) train km
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
     in-service
     not in-service
 
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Tourist & heritage passenger
derailments per million T&H passenger train km
17.848 20.723 7.235 28.148
     in-service
     not in-service
 
0.000
17.848
20.723
0.000
7.235
0.000
21.111
7.037
Freight
derailments per million freight train km
0.924 0.319 0.280 0.632
Other
derailments per million total train km
0.097 0.126 0.123 0.132
Total
derailments per million total train km
0.387 0.298 0.245 0.430

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Running line collisions between trains or with rolling stock

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Between in-service passenger trains
 
0 1 0 1
Between in-service passenger train & other train
 
0 1 0 0
Not involving in-service passenger train
 
3 2 2 2
Total
 
3 4 2 3

Details of scope and methods

Rate of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Between in-service passenger trains
collisions per million passenger train km
0.000 0.018 0.000 0.018
Between in-service passenger train & other train
collisions per million total train km
0.000 0.011 0.000 0.000
Not involving in-service passenger train
collisions per million freight train + maintenance vehicle km
0.175 0.061 0.059 0.057
Total
collisions per million total train km
0.048 0.046 0.022 0.033

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Railway crossing collisions

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Between train & road vehicle 16 10 14 13
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing 14 10 13 11
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
9
1
0
3
1
6
0
0
3
1
8
1
1
2
1
5
0
2
4
0
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing 2 0 1 2
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
Between train & person 2 2 2 1
Between train & person at public crossing 2 2 2 1
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Between train & person at private crossing 0 0 0 0
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total 18 12 16 14

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Rate of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Between train & road vehicle
Collisions per thousand road crossings
2.106 0.957 1.340 1.244
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing
Collisions per thousand public road crossings
3.243 1.727 2.246 1.900
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
2.085
0.232
0.000
0.695
0.232
1.036
0.000
0.000
0.518
0.173
1.382
0.173
0.173
0.345
0.173
0.864
0.000
0.345
0.691
0.000
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing
Collisions per thousand private road crossings
0.610 0.000 0.215 0.429
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
0.000
0.305
0.000
0.305
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.215
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.215
0.000
0.000
0.215
0.000
Between train & person
Collisions per thousand pedestrian crossings
0.959 0.826 0.826 0.413
Between train & person at public crossing
Collisions per thousand public pedestrian crossings
1.060 0.904 0.904 0.452
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
1.060
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.452
0.452
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.904
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.452
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Between train & person at private crossing
Collisions per thousand private pedestrian crossings
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Total 1.859 0.932 1.243 1.088

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Railway crossing near misses

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Between train & road vehicle 144 170 177 178
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing 130 157 161 160
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
71
1
6
48
4
83
0
4
60
10
83
1
12
59
6
81
6
14
53
6
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing 14 13 16 18
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
6
1
0
6
1
7
0
0
6
0
5
0
0
7
4
5
0
0
9
4
Betweet train & person 145 169 191 183
Between train & person at public crossing 144 168 189 183
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
128
5
0
11
0
154
6
0
8
0
176
7
0
5
1
163
6
0
14
0
Between train & person at private crossing 1 1 2 0
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total 289 339 368 361

Details of scope and methods

Rate of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Between train & road vehicle
Near misses per thousand road crossings
18.955 16.273 16.943 17.038
Between train & road vehicle at public crossing
Near misses per thousand public road crossings
30.114 27.120 27.811 27.639
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
16.447
0.232
1.390
11.119
0.927
14.338
0.000
0.691
10.364
1.727
14.338
0.173
2.073
10.192
1.036
13.992
1.036
2.418
9.155
1.036
Between train & road vehicle at private crossing
Near misses per thousand private road crossings
4.268 2.791 3.435 3.864
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
1.829
0.305
0.000
1.829
0.305

1.503
0.000
0.000
1.288
0.000

1.073
0.000
0.000
1.503
0.859
1.073
0.000
0.000
1.932
0.859
Between train & person
Near misses per thousand pedestrian crossings
69.511 69.777 78.860 75.557
Between train & person at public crossing
Near misses per thousand public pedestrian crossings
76.312 75.949 85.443 82.731
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
67.833
2.650
0.000
5.829
0.000 
69.620
2.712
0.000
3.617
0.000
79.566
3.165
0.000
2.260
0.452
73.689
2.712
0.000
6.329
0.000
Between train & person at private crossing
Near misses per thousand private pedestrian crossings
5.025 4.762 9.524 0.000
     Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
     Light rail passenger (commercial)
     Tourist & heritage passenger
     Freight
     Other
5.025
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
4.762
0.000
9.524
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Total 29.846 26.342 28.596 28.052

Details of scope and methods

SPADs


Driver misjudged, completely missed while running & starting against signal

Count of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
 
89 110 95 85
Light rail passenger (commercial)

3 5 1 10
Tourist & heritage passenger
 
0 1 1 1
Freight
 
27 46 58 56
Other
 
12 29 28 30
Total
 
131 191 183 182

Details of scope and methods

Rate of occurrences


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Heavy rail passenger (commercial)
SPADs per million heavy rail passenger (commercial) train km
2.031 2.066 1.733 1.553
Light rail passenger (commercial)
SPADs per million light rail passenger (commercial) train km
3.261 5.273 0.990 9.741
Tourist & heritage passenger
SPADs per million T&H passenger train km
0.000 6.908 7.235 7.037
Freight
SPADs per million freight train km
1.663 1.469 1.803 1.685
Other
SPADs per million total train km
0.194 0.333 0.312 0.331
Total
SPADs per million total train km
2.113 2.193 2.042 2.005

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