At Pratapgarh, 61 kilometres (38 mi) from Allahabad, the Sarayu Express ploughs into a tractor trailer at an unmanned railway crossing. Though nobody was injured, the engine of the train was severely damaged.
2 January 2010 – India – The Arunachal Pradesh Express derails near Helem. All seven cars leave the track. No injuries were reported. Timely actions of operators and a guard diverted the train to a secondary track, and the platform was evacuated. One of the carriages plunged into a Holiday Inn hotel's offices causing severe structural damage. There were no casualties. Only the conductor of the train, which carried no passengers, was slightly hurt.
66 048 after the derailment at Carrbridge.
3 January 2010 – Turkey – Two trains collide between Bayirkoy and Vezirhan. One person is killed and three are injured.
After a train accident at Helsinki Central railway station, 2010.
12 February 2010 – United States – At 10.13, a train derails in the pocket track just north of Farragut NorthWashington Metrostation when the front car leaves the tracks. Of the nearly 400 passengers on board, one person was taken to hospital. The NTSB concluded that the train operator (driver) was at fault for rule violations, including continuing past a red signal without authorization. Contributing factors were poor supervision of the operator which prevented correct configuration of the train for the signal and control system. There were also difficulties with the radio systems.
15 March 2010 – United States – A METRO bus collides with a light rail METRO train in Houston, Texas, injuring nearly 20 people. Police and METRO investigators claim that the bus ran a traffic light that was red for ten seconds before the bus passed it at 29 miles per hour (47 km/h).
24 March 2010 – Norway – 2010 Sjursøya train crash - Sixteen goods wagons runaway for 8 km (5 mi) from a goods yard at Alnabu in Oslo, hitting and destroying a quayside warehouse. Three people died and four were seriously injured.
1 April 2010 – Slovakia – A locomotive runs into a stationary passenger train after its brakes fail during a test ride in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia, killing three people and seriously injuring eight.
21 April 2010 – South Africa – Pretoria train accident - The coaches of a luxury tourist train operated by Rovos Rail run away and derail at Pretoria during a locomotive changeover. Three crew members died in the incident: two died at the scene while the third, a woman four months pregnant, died in the hospital. The accident left 9 passengers injured, six of them critically.
16 June 2010 – Germany – A passenger train collides with a derailed freight train at Peine. Sixteen people are injured.
18 June 2010 – India – Eight coaches and two engines of the Vasco-Howrah Amaravati Express (8048) derail near Koppal in Karnataka, India after the train had struck a road roller at an un-manned level-crossing. Six people, including the drivers of the road roller and the train, are injured.
20 June 2010 – South Africa – A steam-hauled passenger train from Pretoria to Cullinan derails near Cullinan due to defective track. A number of sleepers had been stolen. 15F 4-8-2 No 3117 was severely damaged as it ended up lying on its side.
28 June 2010 – Czech Republic – Ústí nad Labem derailment - A CityElefant passenger train from Prague to Ústí nad Labem derails while entering the Ústí nad Labem station, killing the driver and injuring 11 passengers. The cause of the derailment is unknown; the train's 108 km/h (67 mph) speed exceeded the local 50 km/h (31 mph) speed limit and may have been a factor.
13 July 2010 – Poland – Two trains collide at Korzybie, north Poland, injuring 36.
25 July 2010 – Netherlands – The driver and a second rail worker are injured when a Spenorailgrinder fails to stop in front of the buffer stop at Stavoren. A shop lying behind the track is demolished.
12 September 2010 – Sweden – A woman dies, two people are seriously injured and 15 more are brought to hospital with minor injuries, when an X 2000 high speed train collides with a backhoe loader at Kimstad near Linköping.
15 September 2010 – Belgium – Two trains collide at Aarlen, injuring 30–40 people, two seriously.
30 September 2010 – New Zealand – A Wellington commuter EMU derails after striking a landslip and is struck less than a minute later by a sister unit travelling on the opposite line. Two people are hospitalised and others suffer light injuries. The drivers of the two units were father and son. The TAIC investigation found that no special track inspections were made and no speed restrictions were put in place despite rainfall well above average and a site at high risk of landslide.
5 November 2010 – United Kingdom – Six passengers are injured when a lorry falls off an overbridge onto a passing South West Trains train at Oxshott, Surrey (pictured). The driver of the lorry is seriously injured.
8 December 2010 – Bangladesh – Two passenger trains are in a head-on collision near Narsingdi. Nineteen people are killed.
23 December 2010 – Estonia – One person is killed and two are injured when a drunk former train driver takes control without permission of an empty passenger train and drives it in a head-on collision with a freight train near Aegviidu.
15 February 2011 – Germany – A collision occurred when two trains were being joined together at Berlin Ostbahnhof. One passenger was taken to hospital.
17 February 2011 – Argentina – A train runs into the back of another near San Miguel rail station, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Buenos Aires. Four passengers die, one hundred and twenty are injured. Federal Judge Juan Manuel Yalj, in charge of the investigation, said that two of the four brakes from the Ferrobaires train's engine were unusable because "one was blocked and the other had been locked and nailed down."
23 March 2011 – Germany – A passenger train collides with a lorry on a level crossing near Gronau. Fourteen passengers are injured.
27 March 2011 – Canada – About 20 cars of a 116-car train derail Sunday afternoon near Port Hope en route to Toronto. Families in twenty houses flee and a major passenger rail corridor is shut down. One empty derailed car catches fire and burns for about an hour.
28 March 2011 – United States – A CSX train travelling through Newton Falls, Ohio with an estimated 100-cars of mixed freight (including hoppers and tankers), suffers a 12-car derailment at approximately 07.00 (local time) Eastern Daylight Time. Three rail cars fall off a bridge and onto Center Street. Several of the tank cars are carrying chlorine; none are involved in the derailment. Initial reports indicate that at least one car may have leaked ammonia, but officials do not believe that any hazardous materials have escaped into the environment. Residents within 150 metres of the incident are evacuated, and most roads leading into town are closed by law enforcement officers. Local HAZMAT officials arrive to assess the scene, and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation opens an inquiry into the incident 'as a matter of standard procedure'.
7 April 2011 – Israel – Two trains collide near Netanya, injuring 60 people.
17 April 2011 – United States – A BNSF Railway freight train hauling 130-cars of coal from Wyoming to Chicago rear-ends a stationary maintenance equipment train near Red Oak, Iowa at 6:55 am.
27 April 2011 – Taiwan – Six people are killed and 61 injured in Alishan when a falling tree strikes a train carrying mostly tourists from mainland China.
20 May 2011 – South Africa – 857 people are injured, 25 seriously, when a rear-end collision occurs at Soweto.
27 May 2011 – Japan – The limited-express train Super Ozora No. 14, en route from Kushiro to Sapporo in Hokkaido, catches fire in a tunnel on the Sekisho Line after the second car of the six-car formation derails. None of the 245 passengers and crew are killed, but 39 are treated for smoke inhalation or minor burn injuries, and the train is a total loss. It is the first in a series of incidents over the summer that lead to harsh criticism of JR Hokkaido's safety procedures, as well as the apparent suicide of the company president.
24 June 2011 – United States – Miriam (near Reno), Nevada: Despite the working signals on the track, a semi, driving on a rural stretch of U.S. Route 95 near Reno and Sparks, strikes one of the cars of a west-bound California ZephyrAmtrak passenger train, killing at least six people, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez and the Churchill County Sheriff's Office (the driver of the semi, whose reason or motivation remains unclear at this time, and an Amtrak conductor on board the train are two confirmed deaths so far).
10 July 2011 – India – The engine along with four coaches of the GuwahatiPuri Express derails between Rangiya and Ghagrapar, Nalbari district, Assam and capsizes in a rivulet, injuring more than one hundred people, twenty critically.
23 July 2011 – China – Wenzhou train collision – Due to signal failure, a high-speed train rear-ends a stopped high-speed train at a speed of 99 km/h (62 mph) near Wenzhou in the province of Zhejiang, killing forty people and injuring at least 192. Six carriages derail, four carriages fall off a viaduct.
26 July 2011 – Germany – A locomotive caught on fire within the Berlin Ostbahnhof around 15:40 CET. Traffic was interrupted for a few hours while the fire was fought down. There were no casualties, but the locomotive was destroyed and the coach coupled to it was damaged.
26 July 2011 – Poland – Seven goods wagons roll uncontrolled 2 km (1.2 mi) and then derail and crash into a Strzelce Krajenskie Wschód railway station building. Three people die.
31 August 2011 – India – Two goods trains collide near Tangiriapal railway station, about 65 km (40 mi) from Keonjhar on the Jakhapura-Banspani railway line around 01.30. Five members of the train crew are killed.
13 September 2011 – India – A passenger train fails to slow at a signal and slams into a stationary cargo train near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, killing ten and injuring fifty-two.
13 September 2011 – Argentina – 2011 Flores rail crash – In the Floresbarrio of Buenos Aires, a bus crashes into a train, which derails and collides with a second train, killing eleven and injuring 228, twenty severely. Lights were flashing but the crossing barriers may have been blocked from fully lowering.
15 September 2011 – Argentina – A collision in Buenos Aires between a bus, a concrete mixer and a light-rail train injures 90 people during morning rush-hour traffic.
17 September 2011 – Sri Lanka – 2011 Alawwa rail accident – A passenger train rams into an observation car at the back of another train near Alawwa, about 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Colombo, killing three and injuring 30+.
6 October 2011 – Switzerland – Two trains collide at Olten. Two people are injured.
7 October 2011 – United States – 26 cars of a 131-car freight train derail and explode near Tiskilwa in Bureau County, Illinois, approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) west of Chicago. No injuries are reported; 800 people are evacuated.
6 January 2012 – United States – Three CSX freight trains collide in a remote section of Porter County, Indiana resulting in a fire and possible HAZMAT situation. Two injuries are reported. The NTSB report placed the blame on the second train which failed to obey signals, causing it to run into the first train. The third train ran into the derailed trains shortly thereafter.
11 January 2012 – India – Five persons were killed and nine others injured in a collision between the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and a stationary goods train.
13 January 2012 – Germany – A passenger train of Nord-Ostsee-Bahn collides with a herd of cattle on the track from Sylt island to Hamburg, near Bargum, Nordfriesland. One passenger dies and three are injured.
17 January 2012 – United States – A BNSF Railway freight train collides with a tractor trailer in northeast Montana, causing ten rail cars to derail, including four locomotives and blocking the traffic on the rail line.
19 January 2012 – Spain – A commuter train collides with an empty train at Barcelona Clot Aragó station after the first train failed to obey a restriction signal. six people are injured.
1 February 2012 – United States – The Amtrak Wolverine train from Pontiac, Michigan to Chicago, carrying 71 passengers and 5 crew, strikes a stalled tractor trailer (carrying equipment for oil production) on tracks in Leoni Township, Michigan. The lead engine and at least two cars derail. There are no fatalities, and six people suffer non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Department.
3 February 2012 – India – A passenger train derails after striking a construction vehicle in the Indian state of Assam, killing three people and injuring fifty.
9 February 2012 – Spain – A commuter train crashes into a buffer stop at Mataró station, 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Barcelona. The driver is seriously injured and ten passengers are injured.
15 February 2012 – Norway – A brand-new passenger train derails near Nykirke after going far too fast on the Vestfold Line, because of driver error. Five crew members are injured. There are no passengers on board. There is no automatic surveillance of most curve speed limits on this line.
3 March 2012 – Poland – Szczekociny rail crash – Two passenger trains derail in a head-on collision near Szczekociny. sixteen people die and 58 are injured.
6 March 2012 – Ireland – A number of detonators explode in the driver's kit in the train cab of a DART train, injuring the train driver's hands and possibly his hearing. Train drivers carry 10 detonators for safety reasons; they are placed on tracks if there has been an accident or engineering works to notify other train drivers. These should only explode with the force of a train going over them. They are replaced every five years and the ones in question had been replaced just over a year before. Irish Rail have withdrawn all detonators that were replaced January 2011 as a precaution. The train was taken out of service as there was damage to the train cab.
26 March 2012 – India – A loco pilot of a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train and a truck driver were killed when the speeding passenger train rammed into a boulder-ferrying truck at the Kannamangala gate on the outskirts of Bangalore.
13 April 2012 – Germany – A regional train on its way from Frankfurt to Hanau collides with a railway maintenance vehicle (a combined excavator and crane as a road-rail vehicle) on the same track near Offenbach. The train's driver and two construction workers die, 12 train passengers and a conductor sustain injuries. The investigation finds that the excavator had been deployed onto the live track, not the one reserved for construction work.
12 June 2012 – Germany – A tram ran full speed into two waiting trams at a tramstop in Essen. The operator of the tram was unable to stop within time to avoid a collision. 28 people are injured.
24 June 2012 – United States – Three crew members were killed when two Union Pacific trains slammed into each other just east of Goodwell, about 480 kilometres northwest of Oklahoma City. The crash triggered a diesel-fueled fireball that appeared to weld the locomotives together.
4 July 2012 – United States – A Union Pacific Railroad coal train heading to Wisconsin derails, collapsing an overpass on Shermer Road in Glenview, Illinois at about 13.45. A day later, a couple, having been crushed by the falling coal and cars, are found dead in their car buried beneath the rubble.
11 July 2012 – United States – A Norfolk Southern train with 2 locomotives and 98 cars derails in Columbus, Ohio, near the Ohio State Fairgrounds at 02.05 CDT. The resulting explosion, caused in part due to the burning of 76,000 litres (17,000 imperial gallons) of ethanol, causes a mile-wide evacuation. At the time of the explosion, two nearby individuals are injured; they drive themselves to hospital.
17 July 2012 – Egypt – A passenger train strikes wooden planks and chunks of metal put down by people to cross the tracks and derails at Giza, near Cairo, injuring fifteen passengers.
19 July 2012 – India – One person was killed, four were injured seriously, and nine sustained minor injuries in a collision between a local train and Vidarbha Express near Khardi station near Nashik on Mumbai-Kasara route.
21 August 2012 – United States – Two women celebrating the night before their return to university on a railway bridge die shortly after midnight when a CSX coal train derails on the bridge in downtown Ellicott City, Maryland, burying the women under coal. The NTSB investigation attributed the probable cause of the derailment to a broken rail.
30 August 2012 – United Kingdom – A passenger train strikes a landslide and derails at St. Bees, Cumbria.
8 September – Romania – A passenger train collided with a tractor on a level crossing near Chilieni, Covasna. Fifteen people were on a trailer that the tractor was pulling. Eight people, including the tractor driver, were killed.
11 September 2012 – Netherlands – A HTM city tram crashed into the back of another HTM city tram at an intersection near the railroad station of The Hague Hollands Spoor. Both were carrying a large number of passengers. 36 people were injured, including one of the operators.
14 September 2012 – Australia – At 6.32am, a northbound Queensland Rail passenger train collided with a heavy vehicle that had become grounded on the St Vincents Road level crossing at Banyo. The driver of the heavy vehicle sustained serious injuries.
24 September 2012 – Italy – The train driver died, and 25 passengers were injured when a high-speed Freccia Argento train, travelling between Rome and Lecce collided with a lorry at a level crossing in Cisternino. The lorry driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
1 October 2012 – United States – In California Amtrak Train 712, travelling from Oakland, CA to Bakersfield, CA, is hit by a truck carrying cotton at a gated level crossing. Three of the train's five cars as well as the trailing GE P42DC locomotive, #94, derailed. No deaths, 50 injuries.
4 October 2012 – Indonesia – A commuter train from Bogor to Jakarta derailed in Cilebut station. The train used a former Tokyo Metro 05 series EMU. No injuries reported, but the third car was damaged following the accident.
23 October 2012 – Indonesia – Prambanan Express train derailed between Brambanan – Maguwo, the first car (women-only coach) was derailed and followed by another cars.
26 October 2012 – Philippines – Bicol Express train, bound for Ligao City was derailed a little past midnight in a flooded area of in Sariaya, Quezon, injuring eight of the 128 passengers rescued from the wreckage.
26 October 2012 – Slovakia – Two trains collided between railway stations Bratislava-Vinohrady and Bratislava-Main Station, leaving 23 injured. At 15:24 local time, passenger train Os2018 hit from astern another passenger train Os4618 that had stopped on the track. Preliminary investigation suspects the driver of the train Os2018 to cause the crash.
29 October 2012 – United States – Thirteen cars of a 57-car Paducah & Louisville (P&L) freight train derail near West Point, Kentucky. A tank car loaded with butadiene leaked and later caught fire while workers were repairing the track. No deaths, 5 injured. On 31 October, the train derailment exploded at 13:30 causing evacuations to be ordered in a 2 kilometre radius and an 8 kilometre radius to stay indoors. 3 were seriously burned in the explosion.
1 November 2012 – Ukraine – Passenger train Kyiv-Sevastopol derails near Zaporizhzhia. There were 34 passengers in the overturned carriage, including 12 children. There are no victims in the accident.
3 November 2012 – Australia – A Metro Trains MelbourneComeng collides with a lorry at the Abbotts Road level crossing in Dandenong South on the Cranbourne line. The train is derailed and the first car 306M ends up on its side. One passenger fatality due to a heart attack and 8 with minor injuries, and the driver was seriously injured. The lorry driver is uninjured.
4 November 2012 – United Kingdom – A passenger train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen derails at Inverkeilor, Angus with one minor injury reported. The cause is believed to be non-accidental.
5 November 2012 – Moldova – A wedding minibus collides with a passenger train Bender-Chișinău in Merenii Noi, Moldova, leaving four people dead and six injured.
9 November 2012 – Burma – 2012 Burma train crash – A train carrying liquid fuel and travelling from central Mandalay to Myitkyina in the north crashes and bursts into flames near Kantbalu in central Burma; at least 27 people die and more than 80 are injured
29 November 2012 – United States, Amtrak train 91 The Silver Star carrying 153 people to Miami slams into a dump truck in Orlando, Florida splitting it in half. The dump truck driver dies and the engine of The Silver Star is damaged. 10 passengers are hospitalized for minor injuries. Witnesses say that the truck driver failed to stop at a stop sign, and authorities claim the train was not speeding at the time of the impact. The rest of the passengers are taken to a downtown Orlando station.
30 November 2012 – United States – One of three daily trains that cross an old style swing bridge derails near Paulsboro, New Jersey, resulting in one car leaking vinyl chloride into the air. The NTSB Report found the conductor was not trained how to tell if the bridge was locked after it had malfunctioned. About 100 people were treated for exposure to the chemical. Equipment damage estimates were $451,000. The emergency response and remediation costs totaled about $30 million.
17 December 2012 – United States – A BNSF intermodal train from Chicago derails when a landslide strikes it in Everett, Washington. This event is captured on video.
19 December 2012 – Germany – Around 20:20 CET, two freight trains tore through a broken-down bus and then derailed at a level crossing in Düsseldorf. There were no casualties, but the bus driver had to be treated for shock.
15 January 2013 – Sweden – 2013 Saltsjöbanan train crash – A passenger train on the Saltsjöbanan overran a set of buffer stops and crashed into a block of flats at Stockholm. While it was first announced that a cleaner had driven the train without authority, further investigations revealed that she accidentally started the train that was parked in a depot without proper safety measures. She was seriously injured, no one else was injured.
21 January 2013 – Austria – Two Vienna S-Bahn trains packed with morning commuters collided on a single-track stretch of line between Hütteldorf and Penzing in Vienna's suburbs in eastern Austria, leaving 41 people injured, five of them seriously. Among the injured was the driver of one of the trains. Both trains were operating the Line S45 service, and both trains were made up of 4024-series rolling stock.
21 January 2013 – Portugal – Alfarelos train crash - An InterCity train from Lisbon to Porto collides with a Regional train that it was supposed to overtake, after both trains fail to stop before a signal on red at Alfarelos, leaving 25 people injured.
31 January 2013 – Australia – A passenger train overshot the railway line and collided with Cleveland railway station, severely damaging a toilet block and injuring 14 people. The train was removed from the station in the early hours of the following morning.
10 April 2013 – India – Seven compartments of the 15228 Muzaffarpur-Yeshvantpur Weekly Express derailed near Arakkonam, 40 km from Chennai killing one passenger and leaving another seriously injured.
16 April 2013 – France – At 08:30 a regional EMU travelling from Miramas to Marseille crashes at 30 km/h into a crane-lorry on a level crossing. The crane driver is seriously injured and thirty two passengers have minor injuries.
26 April 2013 – United States – At a rural Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad crossing, in Butler County, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), an Allegheny Valley Railroad freight train carrying asphalt (with 2 locomotives, 29 cars; traveling at the 25 mph limit) strikes an Alliance for Nonprofit Resources Inc. Butler Area Rural Transit Authority bus carrying impaired seniors and younger adults at the Maple Street intersection. It's unclear whether the bus stopped on or before the tracks; the train's brakes are believed to have been applied and the horn to have sounded. Two people are flown by helicopter to area trauma centres–one was in critical condition, and a 91-year-old woman dies later at Allegheny General Hospital. Ten others, including the bus driver, are also hospitalised.
2 May 2013 – Serbia – Two passenger trains collide in a tunnel between Novi Beograd and Zemun. The two trains running in the same direction, one from Belgrade to Novi Sad, strike another running from Belgrade to Šid at 13.30 CET. No fatalities are reported, many are injured.
3 May 2013 – Belgium – A freight train derails in Schellebelle near Ghent. Three wagons carrying acrylonitrile explode and catch fire. One person dies and 33 are injured from toxic fumes in local neighbourhoods.
20 May 2013 – New Zealand – A morning peak Tranz Metro EMU commuter train derails near central Wellington after part of the undercarriage comes loose, puncturing a hole in the carriage floor in the process. Four people are injured and thousands of commuters affected as services are cancelled and 26 trains are withdrawn from service out of safety concerns. The TAIC investigation found that split pins had not been fitted to bolts on a spring park brake cylinder when the train was serviced ten weeks earlier.
6 July 2013 – Canada – Lac-Mégantic rail disaster – A Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway freight train containing 72 tank cars of crude oil runs away while unattended and derails in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Several cars explode, destroying over 30 buildings in the town's centre, roughly half of the downtown area, and requiring the demolition of all but three of the remainder of the buildings in the downtown area due to contamination by petroleum from the train; these combine to require the evacuation of 2,000 people, a third of the town's population. 42 are confirmed killed, along with 5 missing and presumed dead, making this the fourth-deadliest rail accident in Canadian history, and the deadliest since Canadian Confederation in 1867.
6 July 2013 – Pakistan – At least 14 people die and one person is injured when a rickshaw collides with a train near Shekhupura, Punjab, at a level crossing.
12 July 2013 – France – Brétigny-sur-Orge train crash – A passenger train with 385 passengers is derailed at speed by a track defect soon after leaving Paris, and smashes into a station platform. Six are confirmed dead and almost 200 are injured.
12 July 2013 – France – Bessines-sur-Gartempe – A train carrying nuclear waste derails and travels about 90 m (300 ft) before coming to a stop. It is reported that the Le Populaire du Centre newspaper received a message from an unknown anti-nuclear group taking responsibility for the Areva train derailment, although its authenticity was not confirmed.
5 August 2013 – United States – More than 20 cars of Union Pacific train derail in Louisiana near Lawtell.
19 August 2013 – India – A high-speed Rajya Rani Express crashes into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims crossing the tracks at a remote station in the Saharsa District east India; 37 people die, more are injured.
25 August 2013 – Mexico – A cargo train ridden by Central American migrants heading to the U.S. derails in a remote region of southern Mexico in the Tabasco state; at least five die, at least 35 are injured. A number of people are trapped.
2 September 2013 – Netherlands – The operator of a local train of Nederlandse Spoorwegen ignored a red light and was traveling way beyond the speed limit. The Automatic Train Control system didn't work. Therefore, the train severely damaged a turnout and ended up on the wrong track almost colliding with an intercity train at high speed. The train operators of both trains activated the brake systems just in time, thus avoiding a collision.
9 October 2013 – United States – A Union Pacific train hits a stalled tractor trailer carrying pipes in Odessa, Texas. The accident caused the pipes to go flying and 100 gallons of diesel fuel from the locomotive to leak. Accident was caught on tape. No injuries.
15 October 2013 – United Kingdom – A freight train derails and runs for four miles until it is stopped at Gloucester. An investigation finds the cause to be poor track condition and an inadequate maintenance regime.
31 October 2013 – Kenya – At least eleven people died and thirty-four people are injured in Nairobi when a passenger train runs into bus at a high rate of speed. Lack of proper safety measures at a railway crossing is listed as a possible cause.
2 November 2013 – India – 10 people died and 20 were injured as they were run over by 13352 Alapuzha-Dhanbad express, in Vizianagaram district. The victims had alighted the 57271 Vijayawada-Rayagadatrain onto the tracks at Gotlam station when they heard a rumour that a compartment was on fire and they did not see the coming train.
13 November 2013 – India – A herd of 40 elephants was struck by a passenger train in Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.
15 November 2013 – India – 13 Coaches of Ernakulam Bound 12618 Mangala Lakshadweep Superfast Express were derailed near Ghoti village. 3 to 4 people died and dozens were injured.
30 November 2013 – United States – A Southwestern Railroad (New Mexico) train derails outside Silver City, New Mexico, resulting in the deaths of the conductor, engineer, and a ride-along female passenger aged 50. The train is leaving a mine on a 6% slope when it experiences braking failure and travels out of control for miles. The locomotive eventually leaves the track on a curve, completely disconnecting from the eight cars heavily loaded with magnetite and slides into an arroyo (creek). All three occupants of the locomotive are killed on impact. The eight freight cars continue on the track a short distance before stopping. It is originally reported that the three victims were male employees, but a correction later specifies that the female ride-along passenger was not an employee.
9 December 2013 – Indonesia - 2013 Bintaro train crash – A commuter line train bound for Tanah Abang from Maja (Train number KA 1131, using Tokyo Metro 7000 series set 7021) collides with a truck loaded with oil, which explodes. Five people die; another is seriously injured. The accident is caused by the truck driver attempting cross the grade crossing shortly before being hit by an oncoming train from Pondok Ranji. The accident occurred at Grade Crossing number 57 at the S curve between Kebayoran and Pondok Ranji Station. The train involved is immediately written off because of major damage to car 7121 (7221 received minor damage)
22 December 2013 – Kenya – A cargo train derailed in the Nairobi slum of Kibera several people are injured.
28 December 2013 – India – At least 26 died and 12 were injured when an AC coach of the 16594 Bangalore City-Hazur Sahib Nanded express caught fire near Kothacheruvu in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Taken 31 December 2013, shows aftermath of train collision near Casselton, ND. The DOT-111 tank car sustained a thermal tear. Photo credit: NTSB
30 December 2013 – United States – Casselton train derailment – Several cars from westbound BNSF grain train 6990 derailed after a reused axle broke on the 45th car in the train. One minute and 15 seconds later, eastbound crude oil train 4934, operating on the adjacent eastbound track near Casselton, North Dakota, struck the derailed grain car, derailing locomotive 4934 and several of the oil tank cars. The derailed oil tankers caught fire and exploded, generating large clouds of black smoke which forced an evacuation of the area. No casualties were reported.
7 January 2014 – Canada – A CN train carrying crude oil and propane derails near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. The resulting fire forces an evacuation of the area within a two-kilometre radius. No injuries are reported.
7 January 2014 – United States– A CTAYellow Line passenger train derails in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The two-car train derailed in the early afternoon, briefly disrupting late afternoon rush hour traffic. No injuries were reported.
11 January 2014 – Canada – A CP train carrying metallurgic coal derails in Burnaby. Seven cars of a 157 car train derail and spill coal into a fish-bearing stream.
21 January 2014 – Netherlands – An empty, out-of-service tram/LRT vehicle of HTM's Randstadrail service crashed into an in-service tram/LRT Randstadrail vehicle at a tram stop. 4 passengers were injured.
27 January 2014 – Canada – A CN train hauling liquefied petroleum gas, clay, and automobiles derails near the Saint-Basile community of Edmundston, New Brunswick. Five cars left the tracks, three carrying automobiles, and one each of LPG and clay. No injuries were reported.
27 January 2014 – United States – A Union Pacific train carrying scrap paper derails near Pollard Flat, California. Only one box car in the four-car train was carrying cargo, with no cargo spillage. The derailment caused disruption to Amtrak passenger rail service, resulting in riders being transported via buses between Oregon and California.
28 January 2014 – United States – A CN train carrying plastic pellets derails near Mundelein, Illinois. One set of wheels on a hopper in a 110-car train derailed on a single lane track, resulting in disruptions of service over two days for several passenger and freight services as trains needed to be rerouted.
28 January 2014 – United States – A CSX train carrying phosphoric acid derails near McDavid, Florida. 23 of the 69 cars derailed, resulting in the destruction of the tracks and bridge over Fletcher Creek, and chemicals leaking into the water. No injuries were reported.
31 January 2014 – United States – A CN train carrying crude oil, methane and liquid fertilizer derails near New Augusta, Mississippi. 18 to 24 cars of the 85-car train derailed and began leaking. The derailment occurred in a rural area, but resulted in 12 families being evacuated and four lanes of U.S. 98 closed as emergency responders began to clean up the spill. No injuries were reported.
15 February 2014 – Japan – Two commuter trains, operating in heavy snow and limited vision, bound for Yokohama Motomachi, collide. A subsequent two-car train derails in Motosumiyoshi Station, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. 19 persons are injured.
17 March 2014 – Netherlands – A passenger train from Syntus crashes into the trailer of a truck that got stuck at a railroad crossing near the town of Almen. The truck driver escapes just in time. 3 train passengers are injured. The train was carrying 100 people.
17 March 2014 – Netherlands – A tram/LRT vehicle of HTM's Randstadrail service crashes into a city tram on an intersection near the city border with Delft. 20 people are injured, one of them severely.
4 April 2014 – Indonesia – Tasikmalaya derailment – The Kereta Api Indonesia passenger train Malabar derails after it is struck by a landslide, killing three and injuring 35.
13 April 2014 – China – 15 people are sent to hospital after a passenger train derails in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
16 April 2014 – Estonia – A truck crashes into Elron's train Stadler Flirt at Raasiku railway crossing. The train was heading from Tallinn to Tartu. Truck driver and one passenger are killed, 12 people are injured.
12 July 2014, – Bulgaria – A long distance passenger train derails at Kaloyanovets station, killing the driver and injuring 14 others. The train passed through turnouts set to diverging track at 104 km/h, 2.5 times over the limit of 40 km/h. EBICAB-700 protection system was available but wasn't turned on and the driver was not trained to use it.
17 July 2014 – France – Denguin rail crash - A TGV train collides with a regional TER train near Denguin in south western France. Several casualties are reported.
24 July 2014 – India – Medak district bus-train collision – A school bus is hit by Nanded Passenger train at an unmanned railway level crossing in Masaipet village of Medak district. 18 bus passengers died including 16 students.
17 August 2014 – United States – two Union Pacific locomotives hit head-on, in Hoxie, Arkansas, killing two crewmen and injuring two others. Several cars derail, resulting in a fire that causes the evacuation of 500 residents.
22 August 2014 – Australia – a V/line V/locity (carrying just the driver and conductor) runs into a Metro Trains Comeng from Werribee to Flinders Street (carrying 60 passengers) between former stations Galvin and Paisley on the express section of the Werribee line. 9 were injured in the collision.
4 September 2014 - United States - A switch glitch causes a minor coach derailment at the Strasburg Rail Road. No one was injured and the coach was back on the rails a few hours later, completely undamaged.
30 September 2014 – India – the Lucknow–Barauni Express is rear-ended near Gorakhpur by the following train, the Krishak Express, which should have stopped at a red signal. At least 12 die and 46 are injured, 12 critically.
5 October 2014 – United States – a Norfolk Southern freight train slams into a lowboy trailer in Mer Rouge, LA, seriously injuring both railroad crew and causing two engines along with 17 cars to derail. 50 homes are evacuated for about two hours due to the leakage of argon gas from the tank car.
7 October 2014 – Canada – A CN train hauling dangerous goods derails near Clair, Saskatchewan. Twenty six of the 100 rail cars derail, two of which leak petroleum distillate and catch fire. The approximately 50 residences of Clair and surrounding farms are evacuated and Highway 5 is shut down.
16 October 2014 – United States – An excursion train of the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad stalls on the mainline near West Fork, Arkansas; the crew of the locomotive sent to help the train does not have the precise location of the stalled train and runs into the stalled train's locomotive after rounding a curve. 44 people are injured in the collision, 5 critically. An NTSB team was dispatched to investigate.
6 November 2014 – Canada – A QNSL train hits a landslide, causing the lead locomotives to derail, falling down an embankment into a river near Sept-Îles, Quebec. The lone engineer was killed.
22 November 2014 – Kazakhstan – A truck driver dies after two trains hit a truck at a level crossing. Four empty freight cars were derailed. The event was caught on video from a CCTV camera. The CCTV footage showed that the driver of the truck was unable to stop in time due to icy road conditions.
7 January – Canada – A CN freight train hauling 114 cars heading east from Edmonton, Alberta to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan derails between the community of Jarrow, Alberta and village of Irma. Twenty-three cars derail, of which one begins leaking a non-dangerous liquid adhesive. The ensuing cleanup resulted in the temporary closure of a section of Highway 14.
16 February – Canada – A CN freight train transporting crude oil derails 80 km south of Timmins, Ontario. 29 of 100 cars derail, and seven crude oil tank cars catch fire. There are no injuries and the burning oil is contained to the area.
22 February – United Kingdom – The London to Penzance express hits remains of a stone bridge parapet in Froxfield, Wiltshire. A police emergency number operator, improperly trained, sent police to investigate the truck hitting the parapet and should have also contacted the local rail control centre.
2 March – United States – A Union Pacific train hauling hazardous material derails near Meacham, Oregon; 10 cars jump the tracks in a narrow canyon overlooking Meacham Creek.
5 March – United States – A BNSF oil train derails in a rural area near Galena, Illinois. Twenty-one of the 105 cars, containing Bakken formationcrude oil, leave the track and catch fire, which continues to burn. No injuries are reported.
6 March – Netherlands – A passenger train runs into the rear of a freight train between Tilburg Universiteit and Tilburg stations. A few passengers suffer slight injuries.
7 March – Canada – A CN freight train derails near the small Northern Ontario village of Gogama, Ontario. Forty of 100 cars derail, with 5 entering the Makami River and 7 carrying crude oil catching fire and burning for several days. It is the second CN derailment in the area in the past month.
7 March – United Kingdom – 2015 Wootton Bassett SPAD incident - A charter train overruns a signal at Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and comes to a stop foul of a junction, where an express train has passed through a minute earlier. As a direct result of the incident, West Coast Railways was banned from accessing all rail lines in the United Kingdom until remedial preventions were put in place.
10 March – Vietnam – Dien Sanh train crash - A passenger train collides with a vehicle on a level crossing in Hai Lang District and is derailed. The train driver is killed and four people are seriously injured.
12 March – Netherlands – A fire occurs on a passenger train at Abcoude, Utrecht. All on board are evacuated. Twenty-four people are taken to hospital.
15 March – United States – A car ignores warning signals at an open grade crossing in Louisville, Kentucky. A Norfolk Southern freight train with leased locomotives from Union Pacific Railroad crashes into the car with four Bhutanese passengers in it where they were returning from soccer practice. Two passengers sitting on the right side were killed in the crash while two were critically injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The accident was also caught on camera by two railfans.
31 March – Australia – A freight train runs into the rear of another at Keswick, Adelaide, South Australia. At least one of the trains is derailed and two level crossings are blocked.
15 April – United Kingdom – An empty SouthernClass 377 train unit no. 118 derails in Lovers Walk, Brighton causing damage to electrical cables that supply power. No passengers were in the train and the driver is not injured by the results. Buses replaced trains in the afternoon and the morning of 16/04/15. 73202 was attached to the rear/north end of 377118 at 16/04/15 and the line blockage was reopened after 377118 was re-railed on the track.
27 April – United States – Several well cars of a Union Pacific train derail off a bridge near Bridge City, Louisiana during a severe storm. The event is caught on tape from a car's dashcam.
5 May – Austria – two passenger trains are in collision at Graz. The driver of one of the trains is killed. Eight passengers are injured.
6 May – United States – A BNSF train derails near Heimdal, North Dakota, which ignites a crude oil fire in six tanker cars and forces the evacuation of approximately 40 nearby residents. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
13 May – United States – A CSX freight train collides with a MARTA bus in East Point, Georgia that was trapped on a railroad crossing by traffic while stopped at a traffic light. Six people were injured in the wreck. The accident was caught on tape by cameras inside the bus.
25 May – India – An express train derails between Athsarai and Sirathu stations, Uttar Pradesh. Two people are killed and over 100 are injured.
30 May – United Kingdom – Two electric multiple units collide at Cambridge at low speed while coupling. Three people are injured.
11 June – United States – Nine cars (and a locomotive) of an 84-car Kansas City Southern freight train derail in Houston, Texas. Two cars fall from the track, with one falling onto a road below. No injuries were reported and no cargo was spilled.
16 June – Tunisia – 2015 El Fahs train accident - 19 people are killed and 98 injured when a rush hour passenger train hits a lorry and derails at an unmarked crossing in El Fahs. Most of the dead were passengers on the train, which hit the lorry around 60 kilometres south of the capital, the transport ministry said.
28 June – India – An electric multiple unit overruns the buffers at Churchgate, Mumbai. Five people are injured.
8 August – Russia – Passenger train number 233 in Mordovia derails. Four railcars of a passenger train en route from Yekaterinburg to Adler run off the rails in Mordovia. Five passengers are injured.
16 August – Hungary – Two passenger trains collide head-on at low speed when both the first train's driver and the station master of Galgamácsa forget to tell each other that the train crossing on the single-track railroad was moved to Nógrádkövesd from Acsa-Erdokürt and went forward from Nógrádkövesd despite the reserved track. The accident took place near Galgaguta. 26 injuries (0 fatal) occurred.
24 August – India – A Bangalore-Nanded Express train number 16594 is rammed by a granite-laden truck at a level crossing near Madakasira in Anantapur district, leading to the derailment of four coaches and killing six people.
12 September – Germany – A passenger train collides with a car in Monzingen, killing the five occupants of the car.
12 September – India – A passenger train derails on the Kalka-Shimla Railway killing two and injuring nine of the 37 passengers on board.
16 September – Germany – A passenger train collides with a bus on a level crossing at Hedendorf. All those on board the bus, which had stalled, had been evacuated before the accident. One passenger on the train is injured.
24 October – United States – A southbound Union Pacific freight train hauling 64 cars of gravel and concrete materials is swept off the tracks by flood waters just north of Corsicana, Texas, after Hurricane Patricia's weak remnants dumped 18 inches of rain on the area over a two-day period. Both crew members were rescued from the flood waters uninjured.
1 December – Austria – A freight train on the Semmering railway line collides with a single locomotive that had been ordered to tow the train back into a station when it had to stop on the track because another train ahead had broken down. The engineer in the assistant locomotive is injured and several rail cars are derailed in the Polleroswand tunnel causing a complete shutdown of the Semmering line for two weeks. Investigations suggest that the freight train driver had released the brakes of his train too early which made the train roll back on the steep track crashing into the approaching support engine.
31 January – Egypt – Seven are killed and scores injured when a train crashes into a truck in Giza, just outside Cairo. Reports say the gatekeeper forgot about the coming passenger train until a truck pulled out in front of the crossing; the gatekeeper is now under investigation.
5 February -India - 4 coaches of Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express derail near Vellore. Few injured.
9 February – Germany – Bad Aibling rail accident: Eleven people are killed in a head-on collision between two passenger trains near Bad Aibling; investigators attributed it to the dispatcher giving the trains incorrect information while he was distracted by a game he was playing on his mobile phone.
21 February – Switzerland – a steam railcar collides with wagons at Sihlbrugg. Sixteen of the 56 people on board are injured, the other 40 suffer from shock.
8 April – Costa Rica – Two commuter trains collide head-on near Pavas injuring more than 200.
9 April – Sweden – An empty passenger train crashes though buffer stops at Karlstad whilst being shunted into a siding that was too short for it. Several staff on board are injured.
10 April – United Kingdom – A British Rail Class 170Turbostar passenger train collides with an agricultural tractor on a level crossing at Roudham, Norfolk. The tractor driver is seriously injured, six passengers sustain minor injuries. The cause of the accident was the signalman incorrectly giving permission for the tractor to cross in front of the train.
13 April – Japan – An out of service bullet train owned by the Kyushu Railway Co. derails near Kumamoto Station after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake had hit the nation. Nobody is injured in the derailment.
19 April – Thailand – A garbage truck breaks through a grade crossing and hits passenger train No. 447 from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok with six carriages in the Phunphin District, Surat Thani Province. The truck hits the 5th and 6th cars, severely damaging and them and derailing the train. The truck driver is killed and six persons are injured.
22 April – South Korea – A passenger train derails near Yulchon station, Yeosu, probably due to excessive speed. One person is killed and eight are injured.
1 May - India - Old Delhi-Faizabad Express derails near Hapur while travelling at 80 km/h. At least a dozen injuries were reported, none of them serious.
1 May – United States – A freight train derails in northeast Washington D.C., spilling hazardous chemicals. Nobody is injured, but metropolitan and Amtrak service to and from Washington is disrupted.
8 May – Nigeria – A runaway train derails in Jebba, resulting in four casualties.
20 May – Kazakhstan – A collision between two freight trains near the Sino-Kazakh border derails 18 cars and damages 150 metres (490 ft) of track, leaving several other trains stranded in the Alataw Pass.
20 May – Switzerland – A high-speed train collides with a tour bus at Interlaken leaving 16 people injured.
6 June – Belgium – Hermalle-sous-Huy train collision: A passenger train runs into the rear of a freight train at Hermalle-sous-Huy. Three people are killed, about 40 are injured, nine seriously.
23 June – South Africa – 130 people are injured in a head-on crash between 2 trains near the city of Durban.
26 June – United States – An Amtrak passenger train collides with a van on a grade crossing in southern Colorado. Five of the six persons in the van die.
28 June – United States – Two BNSF Railway freight trains collide head-on near Panhandle, Texas. Three crewpeople were killed, and one was injured when they jumped from one of the trains. The wrecked locomotives caught fire following initial impact. The event recorders in the locomotives were completely destroyed and unrecoverable, rendering actions by crew members unaccountable before the crash.
13 July – Australia – A V/Line passenger train derails in a collision with a lorry at an unprotected level crossing near Colac, Victoria. Nineteen people on board are injured, the lorry driver seriously. The crossing had been slated for an upgrade before the accident.
14 July - United States - Early in the morning, Norfolk Southern train 164 strikes a tractor-trailer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, resulting in the train derailing and the lead locomotive overturning.
22 July - Iran - At least 30 people were injured after a train collides with a truck at a railway crossing in Mazandaran.
28 July - United States - 9:10pm, Norfolk Southern coal train experiences derailment in Spring City, Tennessee. 49 cars experienced derailment and lost their contents in the middle of city limits, almost hitting the historic train depot in town. Cause was determined to be a fault wheel on one of the privately owned coal cars.
13 August - Finland - Two cargo trains collide, causing a derailment of a locomotive and three cargo wagons in Oulu. The rail yard and train equipment suffered substantial damages. A driver of the colliding locomotive was brought to hospital with minor injuries.
17 August – France – At least twelve people are injured, two seriously, when a passenger train collides with a fallen tree obstructing the railway line at Saint-Aunès, Hérault.
20 September – Canada – A 3-car C-Train owned by the Calgary Transit derails and runs into a pole, injuring the driver.
24 September – Algeria – Two trains crash into each other killing 1 and injuring 60.
29 September – United States – 2016 Hoboken train crash; A NJ Transit train entering Hoboken Terminal overruns the end-of-track bumper block and smashes into a wall, causing structural damage to the terminal building. A woman on the platform is killed by falling debris, and 114 others are injured.
8 October – United States – A Long Island Railroad train derails near New Hyde Park. Thirty-three people are injured—26 passengers and 7 employees, four seriously, when an LIRR commuter train struck a work train that was partially fouling the track near a switch.
3 November - Pakistan - Karachi rail crash - Two passenger trains collide near Karachi's Landhi Railway Station, killing at least 21 and injuring more than 60 others.
9 November - United Kingdom - 2016 Croydon tram derailment - A Tramlink two car tram, No. 2551, derails and overturns while approaching the Sandilands tram stop in the London Borough of Croydon, killing seven and injuring 58, first passenger fatalities in a UK tram accident since 1959.
18 November – Netherlands – A passenger train is derailed when it is in collision with a milk lorry on a level crossing at Winsum, Groningen. Eighteen people were injured, three seriously.
25 November – Iran – Semnan–Damghan train collision – Four coaches derail (two of which caught fire) after a passenger train crashes into a second passenger train that had broke down at Haf-Khan, Semnan Province, killing 49 and injuring 103.
29 November - Romania - A collision between 2 train left 1 dead and 1 injured in critical condition. The accident occurred in Gorj County, Romania.
10 December – Bulgaria – Hitrino train derailment – A Bulmarket Rail Cargo freight train traveling from Burgas to Ruse derails at Hitrino station. Two tank cars, loaded with propane-butane (LPG) and propylene, strike an electricity pylon and explode, killing seven and injuring 29.
28 December – India – Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derails near Kanpur, injuring 63.
14 February – Australia – A V/Line VLocity diesel multiple unit collides with a vehicle that had been abandoned on the line near Kangaroo Flat, Victoria and is derailed. Two people are taken to hospital.
14 February – Luxembourg – One person is killed and 2 are injured when a local commuter train crashes head-on with a freight train near Bettembourg, not far from the French border.
17 February – Saudi Arabia – A passenger train derails near Damman due to flooding of the line. Eighteen of the 199 people on board are injured.
20 February – South Africa – Two trains on the same track at the Lynn Ross station in Rosslyn in Pretoria collide and leave more than 100 people injured.
21 February – United States – A train on SEPTA'sMarket-Frankford Line derails in a rail yard loop in Upper Darby, PA when it crashes into a stopped train, seriously injuring one of the operators and injuring three others. Cars from the derailed train collide with a third train on an adjacent track.
7 March – United States – Three locomotives and 20 cars of a CSX freight train on the River Subdivision partially derail at Newburgh, New York, after striking a disabled construction vehicle stuck on the tracks at a grade crossing in a steel-fabrication plant. There are no injuries and hazardous materials the train was carrying are not spilled; however a neighboring road is closed to traffic for several days during cleanup of spilled diesel fuel.
7 March – United States – Four people are killed in Biloxi, Mississippi, when a CSX freight hits their charter bus after it gets stuck on the tracks at a grade crossing. The wreck was caught on video.
10 March – United States – A freight train convoying ethanol derails and bursts into flames as it crosses a trestle bridge near Graettinger, Iowa. At least 27 of 101 cars derail.
20 March – United Kingdom – A freight train derails at East Somerset Junction, Witham Friary, Somerset.
28 June - United States - A Norfolk Southern train slams into a truck at Bangor, Pennsylvania. The driver ignored the crossing, and said that the crossing was deactivated, but it was active when the train hit the truck. No injuries or deaths occurred. The driver was charged.
21 July – United States – The second set of wheels on a southbound New York City Subway train jumped the track near Brighton Beach. Nine people suffered injuries due to improper maintenance of the car in question.
26 July – Cameroon – A freight train operated by Camrail and carrying hydrocarbon products derails near Makondo. Five cars completely overturn. One guard of the train is killed.
28 July – Spain – 2017 Barcelona train crash: A train runs into the buffers at França Station in Barcelona. 56 people are injured, three in a critical condition.
14 August – United Kingdom – A freight train derails near Queen Adelaide near the Ely North junction, with 11 of 33 wagons of the freight train derailed. No one was injured.
15 August – United Kingdom – 3 separate incidents happened at London during morning rush hour, which a loud bang and smoke at the London Underground Central Line platforms at Holborn station causes evacuation of the station while later a train hits the buffers at London King's Cross and then another passenger train collides with a freight train at London Waterloo. 2 people received minor injuries on the derailment at London King's Cross.
2 October - Poland - An EN57 electric multiple unit hits a 41-year-old woman passing between platforms 1 and 2 of Pabianice station, crushing her leg.
6 October - Russia - A train hits a bus carrying Uzbek passengers in Russia and kills 16 people.
8 October - India - A train hits a cement mixer truck in Punjab. The train driver is killed.
26 October - Finland - Four people (three military conscripts and a train passenger) are killed and four conscripts are injured after a passenger train collides with an off-road military lorry in Raseborg. The collided vehicles were Sisu A2045 and Dm12.
12 November - Democratic Republic of the Congo - A train carrying flammable material catches fire after crashing into a ravine. 33 people are killed.
14 November – India - The brakes on the famous Akbar Express 17161 failed near Haryana during repairs, resulting in a runaway train. The driver had to jump for his life before the locomotive derailed 70 inches from a busy junction.
15 November - Singapore - Joo Koon rail accident: An inbound train to Tuas Link collided with a stationary out of service train at Joo Koon platform due to a bug in the train's signalling equipment, resulting in 36 injuries. Train services between Joo Koon and Tuas Link were temporarily suspended on 16 November and resumed on 19 November, while services between Joo Koon and Gul Circle were suspended for a month to facilitate maintenance works for signalling equipment.
India - A passenger train derails in Chitrakoot District, Uttar Pradesh. Three people are killed.
India - A passenger train collides with a vehicle on a level crossing at Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. Four people are killed and three are injured.
27 November - Belgium - Morlanwelz train collision and runaway: A passenger train collides with a car on a level crossing at Morlanwelz, Hainaut and is damaged by the consequent fire. The car driver and all on board the train escape without injury. During recovery operations, the train ran away for 14 kilometres (8.7 mi). It struck and killed two track workers and severely injured two others before colliding with a passenger train at Strépy-Bracquegnies. Five passengers on the train that is run into are injured.
29 November - Spain - Heavy rains cause a train traveling from Málaga to Seville in southern Spain to derail near Arahal, leaving 27 injured, two seriously.
2 December – United States – A Mount Hood Railroad passenger train derails 3 miles (4.8 km) from Hood River, Oregon. There are no injuries amongst the 214 people on board. The line is closed until 8 December.
5 December - Germany - Meerbusch train crash: A passenger train runs into the rear of a freight train near Meerbusch. Fifty people are injured, nine seriously.
18 December - United States - 2017 Washington train derailment: Amtrak Cascades passenger train #501, the inaugural run of the Cascades service on a new rail line designed for higher speeds than the previous route, fails to slow down when approaching a 30 mph speed restriction and derails on a bridge over I-5 in Pierce County, Washington. Three people are killed and over 80 injured.
28 January - United States - A freight train collides with a truck in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The accident occurred after 8:30pm EST between a Norfolk Southern freight train and a CMV truck at a grade crossing with US 127. The truck reportedly spilled 40 gallons (150 L) of fuel, and NS 8104, a heritage unit, was involved.
18 March — United States — Two Norfolk Southern freight trains are in a head-on collision in Scott County, Kentucky. Four people are injured. Norfolk Southern blames the engineer and conductor of one of the trains for the accident and sues them.
30 May — Canada — A passenger train is derailed 24 miles (38 km) south of Moosonee, Ontario. A few of the 80 passengers and crew sustain minor injuries.
30 May — Mexico — Two Ferromex trains collide between the cities of Chihuahua and Ciudad Juárez, The conductor of the northbound train is killed and the other 5 members of the train crew are injured, a fire erupted from the wreck which could be seen for several kilometres. The accident was determined as human error, the engineer of the southbound train had exceeded the authorised speed limit and was running ahead of time.
17 June — United States — A freight train consisting of 89 cars derails and causes an explosion outside of the city of Princeton, Indiana. Of the 23 derailed cars, 5 contain propane. Authorities evacuate homes within a 1-mile radius of the derailment.
22 June — United States — A BNSF oil train was derailed near Doon, Iowa. An estimated 230000 gallons (870 600 L) of oil spilled.
23 August - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Two freight trains collided head-on in Donja Jablanica, near Jablanica killing 2 people and leaving 2 survivors (One person was seriously injured and second person jumped out before crash). One of the two freight trains went through red light.
12 September - United Kingdom - 7 wagons (out of 32) of a southbound freight train derail near Colehill, blocking the line between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton and causing knock-on delays to services in the area for the remainder of the week.
20 September — Netherlands — Oss rail accident: a passenger train collides with a Stint cart on a level crossing at Oss, killing four people and injuring two.
4 October — United States - A Union Pacific freight train loses its brakes and collides with the rear of a stationary train in Granite Canyon, Wyoming. Preliminary NTSB reports have put the cause at a kink or pinched air hose along with a communication failure between the head end and the train's end-of-train device. The crew of the runaway train were killed.
6 November — Australia — A freight train transporting iron ore from Newman to Port Hedland, Western Australia runs away after the driver leaves the cab to inspect a wagon, travelling for over 50 minutes before being remotely derailed.
20 November — Spain — A passenger train is derailed by a landslide at Vacarisses. One person is killed and 44 are injured.
29 November — Norway — A passenger train collides with a truck on a level crossing near Koppang. Several passengers are injured.
8 December — South Korea — A KTX bullet train bound for Seoul derails shortly after departure, injuring 15 passengers.
6 January – United States – A Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Jefferson County, Georgia near Bartow, prompting the evacuation of all addresses within a 7-mile (11 km) radius of the crash site due to tanker leakage. No injuries from the derailment were reported; however, at least 26 people, including a firefighter and three law enforcement officers, were treated for chemical exposure.
11 January – Netherlands – A passenger train collides with a lorry on a level crossing in Leeuwarden, Friesland and is derailed. Six people sustain minor injuries. The lorry driver had parked on the level crossing while asking for directions.
22 January - Canada - A 52-car Canadian National grain train derailed outside Saskatoon. The derailment caused several cars and a DPU locomotive to go off the rails, and caused the DPU locomotive to catch fire.
26 January – Romania – A CAF metro unit of the Metrorex fails to stop inside a depot and overshoots the buffers, crashing inside the Berceni depot, leaving 2 carriages damaged. According to current information, the train was supposed to be stabled outside the depot, but due to icy conditions, it was decided to shunt it into the depot halls. The train, accompanied by a shunter locomotive ran away due to a software failure, and did not stop on time when entering the service platforms. Due to the difficulty of removing the brand-new set, it is likely that the carriages damaged in the accident will be scrapped on site.
3 February – India – Seemanchal Express derailment: the Seemanchal Express train derailed near Sahdei Buzurg in Vaishali district of Bihar, India resulting in the deaths of at least 8 passengers.
8 February – Spain – Two passenger trains collide head-on at Manresa. One person is killed, 95 are injured.
26 February – United States – Two separate Long Island Rail Road trains hit a pickup truck at the School Street railroad crossing in Westbury, New York on the LIRR Main Line, causing the driver and two passengers to be ejected from the vehicle resulting in their deaths, numerous injuries, and damage to the nearby LIRR station platform.
19 May – Philippines – An unpowered Manila Light Rail Transit SystemLine 2 train parked on a pocket track fouled on the eastbound track of the main line and collided head-on to a loaded train. The operator of the loaded train was already notified to stop prior the collision. The operator of the unpowered train jumped onto the tracks. The collision injured 30 passengers and 4 staff.
28 May – United States – A CSX train derailed in Wellington, Ohio, causing a diesel fuel spill and the destruction of 22 cars. No injuries or deaths are reported.
6 June – United States – A Norfolk Southern train strikes a car allegedly abandoned by a drunk driver and derails in Swanton, Ohio. The derailment caused a power outage and damage to several homeowners' backyards. The driver was later found and arrested, and was declared guilty on her charges.
24 June - Bangladesh - a passenger train derails at Moulvibazar killing at least four people and injuring more than 200.
. 3rd July 2019. Two track workers killed after being hit by a GWR Express near Port Talbot in South Wales. Both were working on the track in question wearing ear defenders and didn't hear the warnings from the lookout <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48854010>
17 August – United States – About 140 cars from two BNSF Railway trains derail near Walton, Kansas due to high winds from a storm.
5 September – Japan – A passenger train is derailed in a collision with a lorry on a level crossing at Yokohama. Thirty-four people are injured and one killed.
12 September – Democratic Republic of the Congo – A passenger train is derailed in Tanganyika Province, killing more than 50 people.
8 November – United States – A Norfolk Southern freight train carrying empty oil tankers rear-ends another freight train carrying intermodal containers in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, causing cars to derail and strike a third train carrying intermodal containers on an adjacent track, which caused additional cars to derail along that train. The incident shut down freight traffic along the line along with canceling Amtrak's Pennsylvanian train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
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