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Level Crossings: Death

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many deaths there were at (a) unmanned and (b) manned railway crossings in each of the last five years. (163592)

The information is contained in the following table:

Fatalities at (a) unmanned and (b) manned crossings from 2002-061

(a) Unmanned crossings

(b) Manned crossings

Total

2002

13

1

14

2003

15

1

16

2004

15

2

17

2005

13

1

14

2006

8

0

8

Total

64

5

69

1 These data are based on accident notifications sent by railway companies to the Office of Rail Regulation’s HM Railway Inspectorate, under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, 1995.

Fatalities caused by trespass and confirmed suicides are excluded from these data.