The number of train accidents increased slightly in Great Britian, over 1953; however, there were no passenger fatalities and the total fatalities in all rail movements was the lowest recorded, 0.5 per million train miles. The total main-line train mileage decreased slightly over 1953. The progressive decline in cases due to failure to obey signals was maintained. An encouraging trend was again recorded in accidents resulting from technical defects, probably reflecting better attention to detail in routine maintenance and examination. Warnings to children in schools and at home, and improved fencing of the lines, have led to a continual decline in the number of trespassers killed or injured by contact with live rails. Accidents at grade level crossings continue to be a problem. New signalling methods are briefly introduced.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1955-10-21

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  • Accession Number: 00039951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM