RAILROAD ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM (RAIRS)

The principal data are railroad codes, casualty information, damage costs, location of accident, train speed, weather, and grade crossing information. 1) Accident bulletin: A single bulletin number assigned to each year since 1922, gives brief tables on casualties to persons of all classes of passengers, to employee, to trepassers; Highway grade-crossing accidents, & train accidents. Also further breakdown of accidents by individual railway. 2) Preliminary report of railroad accident/incidents and resulting casualties--published 2 months after cover date. 3) Summary of accidents/incidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies--same data, published 6 months after cover date. (Formerly summary of accidents reported by steam railways, 1924-1966, published by ICC) 4) Rail-Highway grade-crossing accidents/incidents- since 1935, gives time of accidents, type, kind of crossing protection, types, and speeds of vehicle and trains involved, weather conditions, etc.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published reports: Accident Bulletin (Annual); Rail-Highway Grade-Crossing Accidents (Annual); Preliminary Report of Railroad Accident/Incidents and Resulting Casualties (Monthly); & Summary of Accident/Incidents Reported by All Line Haul & Switching & Terminal Railroad Companies (Monthly). Data are received from railroads on the standard FRA Accident Reporting form monthly, with a summary report at the end of the year.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Railroad Safety Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monthly
  • Files: TSR, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM