This document provides an overview of rail incident statistics for Victoria up to the end of the calendar year 2012.
The performance shown in this document should be considered against a background of increased patronage of approximately 7.9% per year since 2004-2005
Where information is available, trends are typically shown using average numbers over the preceding five years. For example, the five year moving average figure for 2007 is the average of values for the years 2002 to 2007, while the moving average figure for 2008 is the average values for the years 2003 to 2008. There are several key points shown by the 2011 heavy rail incident statistics.
There were no passenger or employee fatalities in 2011. There were eight trespasser fatalities (excluding suicides).
The number of serious injuries increased in 2011 compared with 2010. The number of injuries in 2011 was comparable with 2009.
No train to train collisions were reported for 2011.
There is a decreasing long term trend in derailments, although the number in 2011 was greater than in 2010.
There is a decreasing long term trend in level crossing collisions with road vehicles, although the number increased in 2011 compared with 2010.
There is an increasing long term trend in level crossing collisions with persons.
The number of completely missed signals passed at danger has decreased each year since 2007.
The number of reported slips, trips and falls in stations has increased each year since 2004.