Railroad Safety Statistics 2004 Annual Report

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established an ultimate goal of “Zero Tolerance” for railroad-related accidents, injuries and fatalities. In pursuit of that goal, significant progress has been made, particularly over the past six years, in reducing the number of train collisions, derailments, highway-rail grade crossing incidents, and injuries to railroad workers. Central to the success of this rail safety effort is the ability to understand the nature of rail-related accidents and to analyze trends in railroad safety. This annual report is intended as a resource for the FRA’s safety partners. It is also intended as a general reference source for individuals and organizations with an interest in rail safety issues. Statistical data, tables and charts are provided to depict the nature and cause of many rail-related accidents and incidents that occurred in 2004. Furthermore, selected historical data is included to provide a baseline for understanding the railroad industry’s improving safety performance.

  • Record URL:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2005-11-30


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 161p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 4 2007 12:36PM