Table 1 - Train Accidents and Fatalities: 1978-1999

Table 1 - Train Accidents and Fatalities: 1978-1999

(Excludes highway-rail crossings)

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Year Accidents Fatalities
1978 10,991 61
1980 8,205 29
1985 3,275 8
1990 2,879 10
1995 2,459 14
1999 2,768 9

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Accident/Incident Overview (Washington, DC: Various years).