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Railway Signals: Accidents

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many signals passed at danger incidents were attributable to (a) driver error, (b) defective signals, (c) obscured signals or (d) another cause in each of the last five years. (323730)

There have been no fatalities or injuries caused by signals passed at danger on Britain's railways in the last five years, and the numbers of signals passed at danger are decreasing year on year. Information on specific causes of these incidents could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatalities, (b) injuries and (c) incidents of damage to property have been caused by signals passed at danger incidents in each of the last five years. (323731)

There have been no fatalities or injuries caused by signals passed at danger on Britain’s railways in the last five years.

Data for incidents of damage to property caused by signals passed at danger are not held.