Figure 1 - Rail-Related Fatality Rate: 1978-2000

Figure 1 - Rail-Related Fatality Rate: 1978-2000

(Rate per million train miles)

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Year Rate
1976 2.10
1977 2.04
1978 2.19
1979 1.87
1980 1.97
1981 1.90
1982 1.95
1983 1.92
1984 2.10
1985 1.81
1986 1.92
1987 2.00
1988 1.97
1989 2.13
1990 2.13
1991 2.07
1992 1.97
1993 2.08
1994 1.87
1995 1.71
1996 1.55
1997 1.57
1998 1.48
1999 1.31
2000 1.30

NOTE: Includes all rail-related fatalities (highway-rail grade crossing, trespasser, nontrespasser, employee, passenger, and other fatalities).

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