List of rail accidents (2010–present)

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This is a list of rail accidents since 2010.

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

66 048 after the derailment at Carrbridge.
  • November 5, 2010 – United Kingdom – Six passengers are injured when a lorry falls off an overbridge onto a passing train at Oxshott, Surrey (pictured). The driver of the lorry is seriously injured.[62]
  • December 28, 2010 – United Kingdom – a passenger train runs into a large amount of ice in Summit Tunnel, Todmorden, West Yorkshire and derails.[63]

2011[edit]

  • January 1, 2011 – Argentina – Two passenger trains collide in Buenos Aires, injuring forty-five people.[64]
  • January 3, 2011 – India – Four wagons of a goods train derail in the Dadri area of Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The goods train is going towards Aligarh from Delhi when the mis-hap occurred. No one is injured in the accident. Train traffic on the Ghaziabad-Aligarh section on the Delhi-Howrah trunk route is disrupted following the derailment.[65]
  • January 29, 2011 – Germany2011 Saxony-Anhalt train collision – a freight train and a passenger train collide near Hordorf in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany on the Magdeburg–Thale line. The passenger train derails. Ten people die and twenty-three people are injured.[66]
  • February 17, 2011 – Argentina – According to AOL News online, a train departing from Retiro station in the capital runs into the back of another train near San Miguel rail station. Four passengers die, one hundred and twenty are injured, fourteen severely. Federal Judge Juan Manuel Yalj is in charge of the investigation. Two of the four brakes from the Ferrobaires train's engine are reported un-usable because "one was blocked and the other had been locked and nailed down."
  • March 11, 2011 – Japan2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami – four trains are missing on lines running along the north east coast of Japan following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami.[67]
  • March 13, 2011 – United States2011 California BART train derailment – two cars of a ten car BART train derail in Northern California. Three minor back injuries are reported.[68]
  • March 27, 2011 – Canada – About 20 cars of a 116-car train derail Sunday afternoon near Port Hope en route to Toronto. Families in twenty houses flee and a major passenger rail corridor is shut down. One empty derailed car catches fire and burns for about an hour.[69]
  • March 28, 2011 – United States – A CSX train travelling through Newton Falls, Ohio with an estimated 100-cars of mixed freight (including hoppers and tank wagons), suffers a 12-car derailment at approximately 07.00 (local time) Eastern Daylight Time. Three rail cars fall off a bridge and onto Center Street.[70] Several of the tank cars are carrying chlorine; none are involved in the derailment. Initial reports indicate that at least one car may have leaked ammonia, but officials do not believe that any hazardous materials have escaped into the environment. Residents within 150 metres of the incident are evacuated, and most roads leading into town are closed by law enforcement officers. Local HAZMAT officials arrive to assess the scene, and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation opens an inquiry into the incident 'as a matter of standard procedure'.[71][72]
  • April 7, 2011 – Israel – Two trains collide near Netanya, injuring 60 people.[73]
  • April 17, 2011 – United States – A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train hauling 130-cars of coal from Wyoming to Chicago rear-ends another train hauling maintenance equipment near Red Oak, Iowa about 07.00 (local time) on Sunday April 17, 2011. The lead locomotive on the coal train derails and fire engulfs the cab. The crew of two, the conductor and engineer, on the coal train are killed. Ten cars on the maintenance train derail. The two crew members on the maintenance train are not injured. The line is heavily trafficked and is shut down for 24 hours, with trains re-routed. An investigation is conducted by the NTSB.[74][75]
  • April 27, 2011 – Taiwan – Six people are killed and 61 injured in Alishan when a falling tree strikes a train carrying mostly tourists from mainland China.[76]
  • April 28, 2011 – Poland – A train derails after hitting a lorry in Mosty, Pomeranian Voivodeship, killing two and injuring at least twenty people.[77]
  • May 20, 2011 – South Africa – 857 people are injured, 25 seriously, when a rear-end collision occurs at Soweto.[78]
  • May 27, 2011 – Japan – The limited-express train Super Ōzora No. 14, en route from Kushiro to Sapporo in Hokkaido, catches fire in a tunnel on the Sekishō Line after the second car of the six-car formation derails. None of the 245 passengers and crew are killed, but 39 are treated for smoke inhalation or minor burn injuries, and the train is a total loss. It is the first in a series of incidents over the summer that lead to harsh criticism of JR Hokkaido's safety procedures, as well as the apparent suicide of the company president.[79]
  • June 3, 2011 – United States – A Burlington Northern commuter train from Aurora, Illinois and an Amtrak train heading to Carbondale, Illinois collide at Chicago's Union Station at about 08.15, injuring at least five people. One of the trains derails.[80]
  • June 16, 2011 – Norway2011 Hallingskeid Station fire – A fire started in the snow tunnel at Hallingskeid Station. It was caused by sparks from welding.[81]
  • June 24, 2011 – United StatesReno, Nevada: Despite the working signals on the track, an semi, driving on a rural stretch of U.S. Route 95 near Reno and Sparks, strikes one of the cars of a west-bound California Zephyr Amtrak passenger train, killing at least six people, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez and the Churchill County Sheriff's Office (the driver of the articulated lorry, whose reason or motivation remains unclear at this time, and an Amtrak conductor on board the train are two confirmed deaths so far).[82]
  • July 7, 2011 – India – A Mathura Chhapra Express train rams into a bus carrying wedding guests around 02.00 at an un-manned railway crossing in Thanagaon, Kanshiram Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh, killing 38 and injuring thirty.[83]
  • July 10, 2011 – IndiaFatehpur derailment – The Kalka Mail train running from Howrah to Delhi derails near the town of Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh, killing seventy people and injuring more than three hundred.[84][85]
  • July 10, 2011 – India – The engine along with four coaches of the Guwahati Puri Express derails between Rangiya and Ghagrapar, Nalbari district, Assam and capsizes in a rivulet, injuring more than one hundred people, twenty critically.[86]
  • July 11, 2011 – United States – An Amtrak Downeaster passenger train from Boston, Massachusetts heading to Portland, Maine is struck by a dustbin lorry at a crossing in North Berwick, Maine, killing the driver of the lorry and setting the locomotive and one passenger car on fire.[87]
  • July 23, 2011 – ChinaWenzhou train collision – Due to signal failure, a high-speed train rear-ends a stopped high-speed train at a speed of 99 km/h (62 mph) near Wenzhou in the province of Zhejiang, killing forty people and injuring at least 192.[88] Six carriages derail, four carriages fall off a viaduct.[89]
  • July 26, 2011 – Germany – A locomotive caught on fire within the Berlin Ostbahnhof around 15:40 CET. Traffic was interrupted for a few hours while the fire was fought down. There were no casualties, but the locomotive was destroyed and the coach coupled to it was damaged.[90][91]
  • July 26, 2011 – Poland – Seven goods wagons roll uncontrolled 2 km (1.2 mi) and then derail and crash into a Strzelce Krajeńskie Wschód railway station building. Three people die.[92]
  • July 31, 2011 – India – The engine and some coaches of the Guwahati Bangalore Express derail and are hit by another train in Malda district, West Bengal. At least three people are killed and two hundred are injured.[93]
  • August 8, 2011 – Switzerland – A passenger train and locomotive collide at Döttingen. Twenty-two people are injured. The passenger train had passed a signal at danger.[94]
  • August 12, 2011 – Poland2011 Baby derailment – A passenger train with 280 passengers derails due to high speed at Baby, Piotrków County, killing one passenger and injuring 84.[95]
  • August 31, 2011 – India – Two goods trains collide near Tangiriapal railway station, about 65 km (40 mi) from Keonjhar on the Jakhapura-Banspani railway line around 01.30. Five members of the train crew are killed.[96]
  • September 13, 2011 – India – A passenger train fails to slow at a signal and slams into a stationary cargo train near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, killing ten and injuring fifty-two.[97]
  • September 13, 2011 – Argentina2011 Flores rail crash – In the Flores barrio of Buenos Aires, a bus crashes into a train, which derails and collides with a second train, killing eleven and injuring 228, twenty severely. Lights were flashing but the crossing barriers may have been blocked from fully lowering.[98][99]
  • September 15, 2011 – Argentina – A collision in Buenos Aires between a bus, a concrete mixer and a light-rail train injures 90 people during morning rush-hour traffic.[100]
  • September 17, 2011 – Sri Lanka2011 Alawwa rail accident – A passenger train rams into an observation car at the back of another train near Alawwa, about 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Colombo, killing three and injuring 27.[101]
  • October 6, 2011 – Switzerland – Two trains collide at Olten. Two people are injured.[94]
  • October 7, 2011 – United States – 26 cars of a 131-car freight train derail and explode near Tiskilwa in Bureau County, Illinois, approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) west of Chicago. No injuries are reported; 800 people are evacuated.[102][103]
  • October 12, 2011 – United States – In Oakland, California a southbound Amtrak San Joaquin train passes a red signal and collides with a stopped Coast Starlight train at low speed, injuring seventeen people.[104]
  • October 31, 2011 – Malaysia – A Sabah State Railway train carrying 200 passengers collides with a petrol tanker in Kota Kinabalu resulting in an explosion injuring twelve passengers.[105]
  • November 1, 2011 – Moldova – A bus collided with a train in Anenii Noi, killing eight people and leaving a dozen injured, all the casualties were on the bus.[106]
  • November 2, 2011 – Argentina – A freight train collides with a school bus in a rural area of San Luis Province, eight girls are killed and 41 are injured.[107]
  • November 22, 2011 – India – A fire on board a Doon Express train in Jharkhand destroys two coaches, killing seven people including one Australian woman.[108]
  • December 27, 2011 – Australia – Flood waters from Tropical Cyclone Grant wash away the southern abutment of the Edith River bridge, derailing a northbound GWA intermodal freight train on its way to Darwin near Katherine, south of Darwin, injuring one crew member. A crew van and five wagons fall into the river.[109][110][111]

2012[edit]

  • January 6, 2012 – United States – Three CSX freight trains collide in a remote section of Porter County, Indiana resulting in a fire and possible HAZMAT situation. Two injuries are reported.[112]
  • January 13, 2012 – Germany – A passenger train of Nord-Ostsee-Bahn collides with a herd of cattle on the track from Sylt island to Hamburg, near Bargum, Nordfriesland. One passenger dies and three are injured.[113]
  • January 17, 2012 – United States – A BNSF freight train collides with a tractor trailer in northeast Montana, causing ten rail cars to derail, including four locomotives and blocking the traffic on the rail line.[114]
  • January 19, 2012 – Spain – A commuter train collides with an empty train at Barcelona Clot Aragó station after the first train failed to obey a restriction signal. six people are injured.[115]
  • January 20, 2012 – Canada – Eighteen CN freight train cars derail near the hamlet of Hay Lakes, Alberta. No hazardous goods are on the train.[116]
  • January 21, 2012 – Canada – CN train derails roughly halfway across the Wainwright, Alberta railway bridge. 31 grain cars derail, 17 of them fall off the bridge and into the valley below.[117]
The lead engine of the Wolverine crash. Here, it is shown three days before it wrecked.
  • February 1, 2012 – United States – The Amtrak Wolverine train from Pontiac, Michigan to Chicago, carrying 71 passengers and 5 crew, strikes a stalled tractor trailer (carrying equipment for oil production) on tracks in Leoni Township, Michigan. The lead engine and at least two cars derail. There are no fatalities, and six people suffer non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Department.[118]
  • February 3, 2012 – India – A passenger train derails after striking a construction vehicle in the Indian state of Assam, killing three people and injuring fifty.[119]
  • February 9, 2012 – Spain – A commuter train crashes into a buffer stop at Mataró station, 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Barcelona. The driver is seriously injured and ten passengers are injured.[120]
  • February 15, 2012 – Norway – A brand-new passenger train derails after going far too fast on the Vestfold Line, because of driver error. Five crew members are injured. There are no passengers on board. There is no automatic surveillance of most curve speed limits on this line.[121]
  • February 22, 2012 – Argentina2012 Buenos Aires rail disaster – A train crashes into a buffer stop at a station in Buenos Aires. 51 people die and more than 700 are injured.[122]
  • February 26, 2012 – Canada2012 Burlington VIA derailment – A Via Rail train derails near Burlington, Ontario. Three engineers die, and dozens are injured.[123]
  • March 3, 2012 – PolandSzczekociny rail crash – Two passenger trains derail in a head-on collision near Szczekociny. sixteen people die and 58 are injured.[124]
  • March 6, 2012 – Ireland – A number of detonators explode in the driver's kit in the train cab of a DART train, injuring the train driver's hands and possibly his hearing. Train drivers carry 10 detonators for safety reasons; they are placed on tracks if there has been an accident or engineering works to notify other train drivers. These should only explode with the force of a train going over them. They are replaced every 5 years and the ones in question were replaced just over a year ago. Irish Rail have withdrawn all detonators that were replaced January 2011 as a precaution. The train was taken out of service as there was damage to the train cab.[125][126]
  • April 13, 2012 – Germany – A regional train on its way from Frankfurt to Hanau collides with a railway maintenance vehicle (a combined excavator and crane as a road-rail vehicle) on the same track. This accident near Offenbach claims the lives of the train's driver and of two construction workers. 12 train passengers and one conductor sustain injuries; several of these have to be treated in a hospital. The investigation finds that the excavator had been deployed onto the wrong track: not the one reserved for construction works, but on the live track.[127][128][129]
  • April 21, 2012 – NetherlandsSloterdijk train collision – Two trains are involved in a head-on collision between Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk stations; one person dies, at least 117 people are injured.[130][131]
  • May 10, 2012 – Romania – More than 92 people are injured in a crash involving three trams in western Bucharest.[132]
  • May 22, 2012 – IndiaPenukonda train collision – In the early hours of 22 May 2012, the Bangalore bound Hampi Express crashed into a stationary freight train near Penukonda, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The incident killed twenty-five people while 43 people were said to be injured.[133]
  • May 31, 2012 – IndiaMahrawa derailment – four people die and over fifty are injured in the Mahrawa derailment of the Doon express in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[134]
  • June 12, 2012 – Germany – A tram ran full speed into two waiting trams at a tramstop in Essen. The operator of the tram was unable to stop within time to avoid a collision. 28 people are injured.[135]
  • June 24, 2012 – United States – Three crew members were killed when two Union Pacific trains slammed into each other just east of Goodwell, about 480 kilometres northwest of Oklahoma City. The crash triggered a diesel-fueled fireball that appeared to weld the locomotives together.[136]
  • July 4, 2012 – United States – A Union Pacific coal train heading to Wisconsin derails, collapsing an overpass on Shermer Road in Glenview, Illinois at about 13.45. A day later, a couple, having been crushed by the falling coal and cars, are found dead in their car buried beneath the rubble.[137]
  • July 11, 2012 – United States – A Norfolk Southern train with 2 locomotives and 98 cars derails in Columbus, Ohio, near the Ohio State Fairgrounds at 02.05 CDT. The resulting explosion, caused in part due to the burning of 76,000 litres (17,000 imperial gallons) of ethanol, causes a mile-wide evacuation. At the time of the explosion, two nearby individuals are injured; they drive themselves to hospital.[138]
  • July 13, 2012 – South AfricaHectorspruit level crossing accident – A goods train hauling coal from Witbank to Maputo smashes into a truck carrying 44 farm workers at a controlled level crossing near Hectorspruit, Mpumalanga, killing 26 people.[139]
  • July 17, 2012 – Egypt – A passenger train strikes wooden planks and chunks of metal put down by people to cross the tracks and derails at Giza, near Cairo, injuring fifteen passengers.[140]
  • July 21, 2012 – United States – A Kansas City Southern freight train collides with a BNSF coal train and derails in Barton County, MO, injuring two railway workers.[141]
  • 30 July 2012 – IndiaNellore train fire – 32 passengers die and 27 are injured in the early morning Nellore train fire on the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.[142]
  • August 6, 2012 – Argentina – At least 35 people are injured, six seriously, when a train derails and crashes into an electricity pylon in a central station of Retiro in the city of Buenos Aires.[143]
  • August 21, 2012 – United States – Two women celebrating the night before their return to university on a railway bridge die shortly after midnight when a CSX coal train derails on the bridge in downtown Ellicott City, Maryland, burying the women under coal.[144] The NTSB investigation attributed the probable cause of the derailment to a broken rail.[145]
  • August 30, 2012 – United Kingdom – A passenger train strikes a landslide and derails at St. Bees, Cumbria.[146]
  • September 11, 2012 – Netherlands – A HTM city tram crashed into the back of another HTM city tram at an intersection near the railroad station of The Hague Hollands Spoor. Both were carrying a good amount of passengers. 36 people got injured, including one of the operators.[147]
  • September 14, 2012 – Australia – At 6.32am, a northbound Queensland Rail passenger train collided with a heavy vehicle that had become grounded on the St Vincents Road level crossing at Banyo. The driver of the heavy vehicle sustained serious injuries.[148]
  • September 24, 2012 – Italy – The train driver died, and 25 passengers were injured when a high-speed Freccia Argento train, travelling between Rome and Lecce collided with a lorry at a level crossing in Cisternino. The Romanian lorry driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter.[149]
  • October 1, 2012 – United States – In California Amtrak Train 712, travelling from Oakland, CA to Bakersfield, CA, is hit by a lorry carrying cotton at a gated level crossing. Three of the train's five cars as well as the trailing GE P42DC locomotive, #94, derailed. No deaths, 50 injuries.
  • October 4, 2012 – Indonesia – A commuter train from Bogor to Jakarta derailed in Cilebut station. The train used a former Tokyo Metro 05 series EMU. No injuries reported, but the third car was damaged following the accident.
  • October 23, 2012 – Indonesia – Prambanan Express train derailed between Brambanan – Maguwo, the first car (women-only coach) was derailed and followed by another cars.
  • October 26, 2012 – Philippines – Bicol Express train, bound for Ligao City was derailed a little past midnight in a flooded area of in Sariaya, Quezon, injuring eight of the 128 passengers rescued from the wreckage.[150]
  • October 26, 2012 – Slovakia – Two trains collided between railway stations Bratislava-Vinohrady and Bratislava-Main Station, leaving 23 injured. At 15:24 local time, passenger train Os2018 hit from astern another passenger train Os4618 that had stopped on the track. Preliminary investigation suspects the driver of the train Os2018 to cause the crash.[151]
  • October 29, 2012 – United States – Thirteen cars of a 57-car Paducah & Louisville (P&L) freight train derail near West Point, Kentucky. A tank car loaded with butadiene leaked and later caught fire while workers were repairing the track. No deaths, 5 injured. On October 31, the train derailment exploded at 13:30 causing evacuations to be ordered in a 2 kilometre radius and an 8 kilometre radius to stay indoors. 3 were seriously burned in the explosion.
  • November 1, 2012 – Ukraine – Passenger train Kyiv-Sevastopol derails near Zaporizhzhia. There were 34 passengers in the overturned carriage, including 12 children. There are no victims in the accident.[152]
  • 3 November 2012 – Australia – A Metro Trains Melbourne Comeng (train) collides with a lorry at the Abbots Road level crossing in Dandenong South on the Cranbourne line. The train is derailed and first car 306M ends up on its side. One passenger fatality due to a heart attack and 8 with minor injuries, and the driver was seriously injured. The lorry driver is uninjured.[153]
  • November 4, 2012 – United Kingdom – A passenger train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen derails at Inverkeilor, Angus with one minor injury reported. The cause is believed to be non-accidental.[154]
  • November 5, 2012 – Moldova – A wedding minibus collides with a passenger train Bender-Chișinău in Merenii Noi, Moldova, leaving four people dead and six injured.[155]
  • November 9, 2012 – Burma2012 Burma train crash – A train carrying liquid fuel and travelling from central Mandalay to Myitkyina in the north crashes and bursts into flames near Kantbalu in central Burma; at least 27 people die and more than 80 are injured.[156]
  • November 15, 2012 – United StatesMidland train crash – Around 16.30 four people die and 16 others are injured when a Union Pacific train strikes a parade float headed to an event honouring wounded veterans in Midland, Texas.[157][158]
  • November 17, 2012 – EgyptManfalut railway accident – A school bus carrying about 60 pre-school children is hit by a train near Manfalut, 350 km (230 miles) south of the capital Cairo. At least 50 children and the bus driver die in the crash; more than a dozen people are injured. The Egyptian minister of transport, Mohamed Rashad Al Matini, resigns.[159]
  • November 22, 2012 – South Korea – A subway train rear ends another in Busan, South Korea, injuring 40.[160]
  • November 25, 2012 – Italy – A train hits a van at a level crossing near Rossano, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, killing at least six workers from Romania and Bulgaria.[161][162]
  • November 30, 2012 – United States – One of three daily trains that cross an old style swing bridge derails near Paulsboro, New Jersey, resulting in one car leaking vinyl chloride into the air. More than 40 people were treated for breathing problems in the immediate area. The bridge is said to have buckled, after having been rebuilt in 2010 after a similar 2009 crash.[163]
  • December 17, 2012 – United States – A BNSF intermodal train from Chicago derails when a landslide strikes it in Everett, Washington. This event is captured on video.[164][165]
  • December 19, 2012 – Germany – Around 20:20 CET, two freight trains tore through a broken-down bus and then derailed at a level crossing in Düsseldorf. There were no casualties, but the bus driver had to be treated for shock.[166][167]

2013[edit]

2013 Saltsjöbanan train crash
Lac-Mégantic wreck fire from space, as bright as the lights of Quebec City
  • July 6, 2013 – CanadaLac-Mégantic derailment – A freight train containing 72 tank cars of crude oil runs away while unattended and derails in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Several cars explode, resulting in 42 confirmed dead and 5 missing and presumed dead; over 30 buildings in the town's centre, roughly half of the downtown area, are destroyed.
  • July 6, 2013 – Pakistan – At least 14 people die and one person is injured when a rickshaw collides with a train near Shekhupura, Punjab, at a level crossing.[202]
  • July 7, 2013 – RussiaKrylovskaya derailment – 70 are injured in a train from Novosibirsk to Sochi.
  • July 12, 2013 – FranceBrétigny-sur-Orge – A passenger train with 385 passengers is derailed at speed by a track defect soon after leaving Paris, and smashes into a station platform. Six are confirmed dead and almost 200 are injured.[203]
  • July 12, 2013 – FranceBessines-sur-Gartempe – A train carrying nuclear waste derails and travels about 90 m (300 ft) before coming to a stop. It is reported that the Le Populaire du Centre newspaper received a message from an unknown anti-nuclear group taking responsibility for the Areva train derailment, although its authenticity was not confirmed.[204]
  • July 21, 2013 – United Kingdom – Two passenger trains collide at Norwich, injuring eight people.[205]
  • July 24, 2013 – SpainSantiago de Compostela derailment – A high-speed train from Madrid to Ferrol, travelling at 190 km/h, well above the speed limit of 80 km/h,[206] derails on a curve in Santiago de Compostela; at least 79 passengers die and 140 are injured.[207]
  • July 25, 2013 – Pakistan – A passenger train travelling from Lahore to Rawalpindi overshoots and runs aground on a closed track in Gujranwala, Punjab; at least 2 people die and many are injured.[208]
  • July 29, 2013 – SwitzerlandGranges-près-Marnand train crash – Two passenger trains collide between the towns of Moudon and Payerne, at Granges-pres-Marnand. One person dies and more than 40 are injured.[209]
  • August 5, 2013 – United States – More than 20 cars of Union Pacific train derail in Louisiana near Lawtell.[210]
  • August 19, 2013 – India – A high-speed Rajya Rani Express crashes into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims crossing the tracks at a remote station in the Saharsa District east India; 37 people die, more are injured.
  • August 25, 2013 – Mexico – A cargo train ridden by Central American migrants heading to the U.S. derails in a remote region of southern Mexico in the Tabasco state; at least five die, at least 35 are injured. A number of people are trapped.[211]
  • September 2, 2013 – Netherlands – The operator of a local train of Dutch Railways ignored a red light and was traveling way beyond the speed limit. The Automatic Train Control system didn't work. Therefore, the train severely damaged a turnout and ended up on the wrong track almost colliding with an intercity train at high speed. The train operators of both trains activated the brake systems just in time, thus avoiding a collision.[212][213]
  • September 16, 2013 – United States – A freight train derails near Seville, Illinois when a bridge over the Spoon River collapses under it.[214]
  • September 18, 2013 – CanadaOttawa bus-train crash – An OC Transpo double decker bus collides with a Via Rail train in the Ottawa, Ontario suburb of Barrhaven near Fallowfield Station; at least six bus passengers including the driver die. No one on board the train dies.[215]
  • September 19, 2013 – United States – A CSX train derails in Southampton County, Virginia injuring two engineers and starting a fire.[216]
  • September 30, 2013 – United States – An out-of-service Chicago Transit Authority train crashes head-on into a stopped train in Forest Park, Illinois, injuring 33 people.[217]
  • October 11, 2013 – United States – A truck carrying logs collides with a Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad train carrying 63 people in Randolph County, West Virginia. The driver of the truck dies, and 23 on the train are injured, six of them seriously.[218]
  • October 19, 2013 – Canada – A train with 13 cars carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derails west of Edmonton, Alberta. Local residents are evacuated in Gainford, Alberta located some 85 km (53 miles) from the capital. A fire results and no one was injured.[219]
  • October 19, 2013 – Argentina – At least 80 people are injured when a train crashes into a walk in the center of Buenos Aires.[220]
  • October 24, 2013 – United States – One person dies when four freight cars loaded with gravel derail at the SunRail station on State Road 46 in Sanford, Florida.[221]
  • October 31, 2013 – Kenya – At least eleven people died and thirty-four people are injured in Nairobi when a passenger train runs into bus at a high rate of speed. Lack of proper safety measures at a railway crossing is listed as a possible cause.[222]
  • November 8, 2013 – United States – A 90-car freight train carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale patch in North Dakota (possibly similar to the type carried in the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment in Quebec, Canada), from Amory, Mississippi to a refinery in Walnut Hill, Florida, derails and explodes in the morning in Pickens County, Alabama (west AL); the flames, which shot upward 300 feet high, were left to burn themselves out, which may take up to 24 hours. There were no fatalities or injuries.[223]
  • November 20, 2013 – United Kingdom – A passenger train collides with the buffers at Chester railway station, Cheshire. One passenger is injured.[224]
  • November 30, 2013 – United StatesSouthwestern Railroad (New Mexico) train derails outside Silver City, New Mexico, resulting in the death of the conductor Steven "Steve" Crose, 60, engineer Donald "D.A." White, 38, and ride-along passenger Ann Thompson, 50. The train is leaving a mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold on a 6% slope when it experiences braking failure. Traveling out of control for miles, the locomotive, which contains all three occupants, eventually leaves the track on a curve completely disconnecting from the eight cars heavily loaded with magnetite and slides into an arroyo (creek). All three occupants of the locomotive are killed immediately on impact and must be extricated from the badly damaged locomotive by emergency responders. The eight freight cars continue on the track a short distance before stopping. It is originally reported that all three occupants are male employees,[225] but a correction later specifies that the female ride-along passenger was not an employee.[226]
Spuyten Duyvil derailment.
  • December 1, 2013 – United StatesDecember 2013 Spuyten Duyvil derailment – A Metro-North Railroad passenger train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station derails just outside Spuyten Duyvil station in The Bronx, New York City. Four are confirmed dead and 63 injured in the Metro North Railroad's first accident involving passenger fatalities.[227] According to the train's black box data recorder it was traveling at 82 mph (132 km/h), well above the 30 mph (48 km/h) speed limit required by the curve into the Spuyten Duyvil station.[228]
  • December 5, 2013 – United States – A runaway Canadian National ore train rear-ends an ore train in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Two crew members jumped clear and two crew members were hospitalized when they stayed in a trailing locomotive.
  • December 9, 2013 – Indonesia – A commuter train bound for Tanah Abang from Maja (Train number KA 1131, using Tokyo Metro 7000 series set 7021) collides with a truck loaded with oil, which explodes. Five people die; another is seriously injured. The accident is caused by the truck driver attempting cross the grade crossing shortly before being hit by an oncoming train from Pondok Ranji. The accident occurred at Grade Crossing number 57 at the S curve between Kebayoran and Pondok Ranji Station. The train involved is immediately written off because of major damage to car 7121 (7221 received minor damage)[229][230][231][232]
  • December 22, 2013 – Kenya – A cargo train derailed in the Nairobi slum of Kibera several people are injured.[233][234]
  • December 27, 2013 – Canada – Seven rail cars of a CN freight train derailed while passing through the Wainwright Rail Yard at low speed. Three empty grain cars came completely off the tracks; the other four remained upright, with some damage to an auto rack car. No damage was apparent to an overpass that the train was passing under.[235]
  • December 30, 2013 – United StatesCasselton train derailment – Several grain cars from a westbound train derail and strike an eastbound train carrying crude oil on an adjoining track near Casselton, North Dakota. Several crude oil cars explode, resulting in large clouds of black smoke which forced an evacuation of the area. No casualties were reported.[236]

2014[edit]

  • January 7, 2014 – Canada – A CN train carrying crude oil and propane derails near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. The resulting fire forces an evacuation of the area within a two-kilometre radius. No injuries are reported.[237][238]
  • January 7, 2014 – United States – A CTA Yellow Line passenger train derails in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The two-car train derailed in the early afternoon, briefly disrupting late afternoon rush hour traffic. No injuries were reported.[239]
  • January 13, 2014 – United States – A BNSF train derails near Kent, Washington after a landslide. The landslide also disrupted Amtrak and Sound Transit passenger rail service.[240]
  • January 15, 2014 – Netherlands – A passenger train from Dutch Railways derails near the central station of Hilversum. The train was carrying approx. 550 passengers. No injuries were reported.[241]
  • January 17, 2014 – United States – A BNSF train hauling fruits, vegetables and empty intermodal cars derails near Williston, North Dakota. The derailment also disrupted Amtrak passenger rail service between Minot, North Dakota and Havre, Montana. No injuries were reported.[242]
  • January 17, 2014 – United States – A CSX train carrying coal derails near Dunnellon, Florida. Twelve cars of the 100-car train derailed in a rural area. The train was transporting the coal to the Duke Energy Crystal River Energy Complex. No injuries were reported.[243]
  • January 19, 2014 – United States – A Union Pacific train carrying coal derails near Caledonia, Wisconsin. Nineteen cars of the 135-car train derailed. The cause is believed to be cracked rails caused by unusually cold winter conditions. No injuries were reported.[244]
  • January 20, 2014 – United States – A CSX train carrying crude oil derails in Philladelphia, Pennsylvania. Seven cars of a 101-car train derailed on a bridge over the Schuylkill Expressway, causing the road to be shut down for brief periods of time as emergency crews drained the tankers. No injuries were reported.[245]
  • January 21, 2014 – Netherlands – An empty, out-of-service tram/LRT vehicle of HTM's Randstadrail service crashed into an in-service tram/LRT Randstadrail vehicle at a tram stop. 4 passengers were injured.[246]
  • January 22, 2014 – United States – A BNSF train transporting 18 empty intermodal rail cars derails inside the Lindenwood Yard in St. Louis, Missouri. No injuries were reported and the derailment was cleared the same day.[247]
  • January 23, 2014 – United Kingdom – A BNSF train carrying corn derails near Ross, North Dakota. The derailment of eleven cars disrupted transportation of crude oil from the Bakken oil formation to ports in Montana. No injuries were reported.[248]
  • January 25, 2014 – United States – A Union Pacific freight train derails near Morrow, Louisiana. No injuries were reported, and no chemical or hazardous materials were reported as spilled.[249]
  • January 27, 2014 – Canada – A CN train hauling liquefied petroleum gas, clay, and automobiles derails near the Saint-Basile community of Edmunston, New Brunswick. Five cars left the tracks, three carrying automobiles, and one each of LPG and clay. No injuries were reported.[250]
  • January 27, 2014 – United States – A Union Pacific train carrying scrap paper derails near Pollard Flat, California. Only one box car in the four-car train was carrying cargo, with no cargo spillage. The derailment caused disruption to Amtrak passenger rail service, resulting in riders being transported via buses between Oregon and California.[251]
  • January 28, 2014 – United Kingdom – A CN train carrying plastic pellets derails near Mundelein, Illinois. One set of wheels on a hopper in a 110-car train derailed on a single lane track, resulting in disruptions of service over two days for several passenger and freight services as trains needed to be rerouted.[252]
  • January 28, 2014 – United States – A CSX train carrying phosphoric acid derails near McDavid, Florida. 23 of the 69 cars derailed, resulting in the destruction of the tracks and bridge over Fletcher Creek, and chemicals leaking into the water. No injuries were reported.[253]
  • January 30, 2014 – United States – A NS train transporting 179 empty coal cars derailed near Jewell Ridge, Virginia. No injuries were reported, and the accident was cleared on the same day.[254]
  • January 31, 2014 – United States – A CN train carrying crude oil, methane and liquid fertilizer derails near New Augusta, Mississippi. 18 to 24 cars of the 85-car train derailed and began leaking. The derailment occurred in a rural area, but resulted in 12 families being evacuated and four lanes of U.S. 98 closed as emergency responders began to clean up the spill. No injuries were reported.[255]
  • January 31, 2014 – Ukraine2014 Ukraine train bus collision
  • February 8, 2014 – France – A train derails between Digne-les-Bains and Nice when it is hit by a rock that rolled down the mountainside. Two people die and seven are injured.[256]
  • February 15, 2014 – Japan – Two commuter trains, operating in heavy snow and limited vision, bound for Yokohama Motomachi, collide. A subsequent two-car train derails in Motosumiyoshi Station, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. 19 persons are injured.[257]
  • March 17, 2014 – Netherlands – A passenger train from Syntus crashes into the trailer of a truck that got stuck at a railroad crossing near the town of Almen. The truck driver escapes just in time. 3 train passengers are injured. The train was carrying 100 people.[258]
  • March 17, 2014 – Netherlands – A tram/LRT vehicle of HTM's Randstadrail service crashes into a city tram on an intersection near the city border with Delft. 20 people are injured, one of them severely.[259]
  • March 24, 2014 – United States – A train in Chicago, Illinois overruns the buffers and goes up the escalator at O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people.[260]
  • April 5, 2014 – IndonesiaTasikmalaya derailment
  • April 13, 2014 – China – 15 people are sent to hospital after a passenger train derails in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.[261]
  • April 16, 2014 – Estonia – A truck crashes into Elron's train Stadler Flirt at Raasiku railway crossing. The train was heading from Tallinn to Tartu. Truck driver and one passenger are killed, 12 people are injured.[262]
  • April 22, 2014 – Democratic Republic of the Congo2014 Katanga train derailment with 48+ fatalities.
  • April 30, 2014 – United States – CSX derailment: 15 tankers carrying crude oil derail and catch fire in Lynchburg, Virginia, striking fears of water contamination in the local area and beyond.

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  • May 1, 2014 – United States – CSX coal train derailed three locomotives and 10 cars in Bowie, MD.

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