4 October 1942 - 12 people were killed and 40 others injured in a railway accident 40 miles northeast of Bombay.
22 September 1947 - A train carrying more than 4500 Muslim refugees was attacked by armed Hindus and Sikhs at the Amritsar station in response to the earlier massacre of Hindu and Sikh refuges at the Lahore station and fired upon for three hours. 3418 people were either killed or missing, and 1328 others were wounded.
4 January 1961 - Head-on collision of two passenger trains near Umeshnagar. 35 dead, 61 injured.
8 March 1961 - 11 people were killed and 37 others injured in the collision of a passenger train with a freight train between Kalihar and Bihar.
October 1961 - 40 people were killed and many others injured when a train derailed 200 km from Kolkata.
22 July 1962 - 48 people were killed in a train crash in northwest India.
12 November 1962 - 25 passengers riding on the roof of a train were killed when they were hit by a bridge girder.
23 December 1964 -In Rameswaram cyclone (also known as the Dhanushkodi cyclone) the Pamban-Dhanuskodi passenger train washed away by killing all 150 passengers on board.
19 June 1965 - 15 people were killed when a freight train collided with a train carrying railway workers. The accident occurred about 500 miles from Bombay.
16 February 1966 - The bombing of a mail express in Assam by Naga separatists killed 38.
20 April 1966 - The bombing of a train at the Lumding railway station by Naga separatists killed 55 and wounded 127.
23 April 1966 - The bombing of a train at the Diphu railway station by Naga separatists killed 40 and wounded 60.
13 June 1966 - At least 57 people were killed and 100 others injured when two passenger trains collided near the Matunga railway station.
19 March 1968 - The Bangalore bound Deccan Express from Poona and the Birur-Hubli Passenger collided on 19 March 1968 around 10.35 p.m. at Yalvigi station on the Harihar-Hubli Section of the Mysore division of the Southern Railway. Fifty-three people were killed and 42 injured as per official estimates, The Hindu (20 and 21 March 1968.)
May 1968 - 25 people were killed, and 38 others injured when a train crashed into a bus.
4 February 1969 - Passengers riding on top of a train were swept off by the girders of a bridge, near Madras. 32 dead, 50 injured.
June 1969 - An express train derailed. 75 dead, 38 injured.
14 July 1969 - 85 people were killed and 130 others injured when a freight train crashed into a standing passenger train at Jaipur.
11 February 1981 – Three trains [one goods train, Train number 20 TVC-MAS mail and Yercaud express] on same route in both up and down tracks collide with each other in Vaniyambadi, 199 km from Chennai.
10 February 1984 : the 2 DR (Rohtak-Delhi) train rammed into the rear coaches of the stationary 38 Down Punjab Mail on platform No 3 of Bahadurgarh station in HARYANA. This resulted in death of 43 passengers and injuries to 58 persons.
6 Jan 1998: At least 51 persons were feared killed and over 100 injured when the Bareilly-Varanasi passenger train rammed into the stationary Kashi Vishwanath (KV) Express Train about 12 km from Hardoi around 10 pm. However, the unofficial death toll was put at 70.
4 April 1998: Fatuha Train Crash Eleven killed near Fatuha Station on Howrah-Delhi main line as Howrah–Danapur Express derails between Fatuha and Bankaghat stations.
24 April 1998: Twenty-four killed and 32 injured at Parli Vaijanath railway station in Maharashtra as 15 wagons of a goods train ram into the Manmad–Kachiguda Express.
13 August 1998: Nineteen killed and 27 injured as a bus rams into the Chennai–Madurai Express train at an unmanned level-crossing on the new Karur-Salem bypass road on the outskirts of Karur town.
24 September 1998: Twenty people, including 14 school children, killed and 33 injured when a train engine rams into a bus at an unmanned level-crossing near Bottalaapalem village in Andhra Pradesh.
26 November 1998: Khanna rail disaster, over 212 people die as Jammu Tawi–Sealdah Express rams into three derailed bogies of Amritsar-bound Frontier Golden Temple Mail at Khanna.
16 July 1999: Seventeen killed and over 2000 injured as the 2616 UP Chennai - New Delhi Grand Trunk Express collides with derailed wagons of a DN Goods train in Agra-Mathura section ( near Mathura ) of Central Railway.
2 August 1999: 268 killed and 359 injured in a collision involving Awadh–Assam Express and Brahmaputra Mail at Gaisal in North Frontier Railway's Katihar division. Gaisal train disaster
On 22 June 2001, the Mangalore Mail commuter train heading for Chennai was crossing the Kadalundi River in the state of Kerala near Calicut on Bridge 924, when four carriages derailed and fell into the river.
On 27 February 2002, Sabarmati Express train near the Godhra railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat. leaving 58 people including 25 women and 15 children were burnt to death in a fire Communal clash.
16 June 2004 Matsyagandha express Mangalore to Mumbai derails when striking a huge boulder on Konkan railway line; 14 dead.
14 December 2004 The Jammu Tawi Express coming from Jammu and the DMU Jalandhar-Amritsar passenger train coming from Jalandhar collided head-on at 11.45 am near Mansar village about 10 km from Mukerian town in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Due to the impact of the collision two coaches of the DMU passenger train and one coach of the Jammu Tawi Express derailed and overturned. Besides, the engines of both trains were reduced to rubble due to impact of the collision. The collision led to the death of 36 passengers and left 50 injured, few of them in a critical condition. Fortunately, the driver of the Jammu Tawi Express Harjinder, survived the accident. He received multiple fracture injuries in his legs. Trapped inside the mangles of the engine, he was pulled out by Army paramedical personnel. But the rest of the engine staff of both trains could not survive. The sources said the accident was allegedly caused due to a human error. Both trains received clearance tokens from Bangala and Mansar stations. But due to a fault in the telephone line the signalmen of both the sides failed to inform each other about the trains approaching from opposite directions. Generally both the trains crossed each other at Mirthal crossing, about 20 km from Pathankot. Though the DMU train was on schedule, the Tawi Jammu Express crossed the Mirthal crossing earlier.
25 October 2005- Passengers of Island Express had a miraculous escape when few coaches of the train which left Bangalore city at around 9:30PM derailed near Kamasamudram in andhra Pradesh on the Bangalore-Jolarpettai section leading to a breach of a bridge over a canal owing to heavy rains-However the incident led to major trains on Bangalore-Chennai route being cancelled including the Mysore Shatabdi, Lalbagh Express and diversion of the Chennai-Bangalore Mail via Salem for a few days.
18 August 2006 two carriages catch fire on the Chennai–Hyderabad Express near Secundrabad station.
23 October 2006 Four women were killed and about 38 injured when last 4 bogies of the Mysore- Bangalore Push-Pull (Passenger) derails(Including the ladies coach at the end) within minutes of leaving Mysore junction at Palahalli at around 6:20 a.m.
9 November 2006 – 40 die and 15 injured in a West Bengal rail accident.
1 December 2006 – Bihar, Bhágalpur in the Ganges a portion of the 150-year-old 'Ulta Pul' bridge being dismantled collapsed over a passing train of India's Eastern Railways, killing 35 and injuring 17.
13 February 2009 – carriages of the Coromandel Express met with fire accident soon after the train left Jajpur Road station near the city of Jajpur in the state of Orissa. Interestingly, the accident occurred on the day of Railway Budget presentation when Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav boasted about increased safety measures at Indian Railways, it was later discovered that the Railway Minister had his fingers crossed when he made that statement.
29 April 2009- In a bizaare incident 7 people were killed an EMU of Southern railways running from Chennai Central rammed into a tanker on opposite side at Vyasarpadi Jeeva station-There was no scheduled EMU at 5AM towards Avadi as per SR release and train was believed to be run bu some unauthorized person and negligence on part of the motormen-the train rammed head on onto a tanker proceeding on the track towards Chennai beach and it isn't clear yet as to how a train moving towards Avadi entered into the fast track opposite side to ram into the freight
21 October 2009 – 21 people died and several others injured when locomotive of Goa Express rammed the rearmost carriage of stationary Mewar Express near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Initially the railways officials held the driver responsible for overlooking the signal but in the investigation it was proved that the signal was given green even though Mewar express was held up ahead due to chain pulling by passengers.
11 November 2009: 10 coaches of 6210 Mysore–Ajmer express derails 80 km before Pune; No casualties reported.
The first accident took place near the town of Etawah, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, when the Lichchavi Express entering the station rammed into the stationery Magadh Express train stopped there. Ten people, including the driver of one of the trains, were injured.
8 May 2010 – The Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad/Hyderabad 2727 Godavari Express escaped from a mishap, as the engine loses the link between the coaches, the driver/Trainman informs the railway station about the detachment and joins the coaches once again, the train safely arrives at the secunderabad railway station on Saturday morning (8 May 2010)
25 May 2010 – A Rajdhani Expresstrain travelling from Delhi to Guwahatiderailed in Naugachia, Bihar at IST 6:40 am (UTC+5:30). All passengers survived and 11 sustained minor injuries. The train derailed as the driver applied emergency brakes after listening to a loud explosion nearby. Currently, no Maoists link is being indicated. There were no casualties reported as the coaches did not fall off the tracks. All passengers were taken from the train. The injured were treated by the medical officials present on the spot.The derailment halted all railway traffic in the Delhi–Guwahati line. While five passenger trains, including the Tatanagar–Chapra Express, have been cancelled, at least three express trains have been diverted. These include the Awadh Assam Express, Mahananda Express and the Barmer–Guwahati Express. A special 17-coach train was sent to take the 986 passengers on board the derailed train to their destinations.
4 June 2010 – Mini bus was hit by the Coimbatore–Mettupalayam special train at an unmanned level-crossing at Idigarai near Coimbatore on Friday. Five people were killed in the accident.
18 June 2010 – At least 27 persons were injured, two of them critically, when the 8084 Amaravati Express from Vasco-da Gama to Howrah derailed near Koppal (Karnataka) after ramming into a road-roller at an unmanned level crossing.
18 April 2011 – Three coaches of the Mumbai - DelhiRajdhani Express caught fire near Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh. The train, carrying nearly 900 passengers caught fire while running between Bikramgarh Alot and Phuria stations in Kota division. The coaches were removed from the train and the fire was put out quickly. No passenger was harmed.
10 July 2011 – The engine along with 4 coaches of GuwahatiPuri Express derails between Rangiya and Ghagrapar, Nalbari district, Assam at 8:10 PM, & capsized in a rivulet. The Cause of the disaster presumed to a sabotage to the track with explosives by local millitants. IED wires were found near the accident spot.
12 July 2011 - New Delhi-Patna Rajdhani Express's coach caught fire near outskirts in New Delhi. No casualties.
22 July 2011 - Two wagons of a goods train carrying cement bags derailed near Rambagh railway station under NER zone on Friday morning, no casualties reported.
23 July 2011 - Less than 24 hours after a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, eight wagons of another goods train on Saturday jumped tracks at almost the same place where the first incident took place.
2 September 2011 - Two bogies of a goods train were damaged and three others derailed after it was hit by a rail engine near the rail yard in Whitefield railway station in Bangalore on Friday.
13 September 2011 - A Chennai suburban MEMU train rammed into a stationary Arakonam-Katpadi passenger train at around 9.30 PM. Ten people were killed and many injured. It happened between Melpakkam and Chitheri Station in Vellore district. The passenger train was waiting for the signal. In the impact eight coaches were derailed and 3 were completely damaged.
22 November 2011 - Howrah-Dehradun express train caught fire- 7 burnt to death. It was around 2.30am when coach number B1 of the Dehradun-bound train caught fire. Later, the fire spread to coach B2. Both coaches were badly burnt, but all the casualties were from B1.
11 January 2012 - Five persons were killed and nine others, including a child, injured in a collision between the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and a stationary goods train.
5 February 2012 - Nearly 1,000 passengers of a Gwalior-bound narrow-gauge train escaped unhurt when its engine derailed after hitting a tractor and the coaches got stuck over a canal bridge.
26 February 2012 - Three people died and one man was injured, when Kozhikode-bound Jan Satabdi Express ran into a crowd of people who were watching Uthralikkavu pooram sample fireworks standing on the railway track.
19 March 2012 - Seven persons were injured when the locomotive of 73261 Islampur-Patna MEMU passenger train dashed against a truck at a manned level crossing gate near Daniyawan on Fatuha-Islampur section under the Danapur division of East Central Railway (ECR).
20 March 2012 - 15 people were killed when a train collided with an overcrowded taxi minivan at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Uttar Pradesh state, Mahamaya Nagar district, 296 kilometres from state capital Lucknow.
26 March 2012 - A loco pilot of a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train and a truck driver were killed when the speeding passenger train rammed into a boulder-ferrying truck at the Kannamangala gate on the outskirts of Bangalore.
6 May 2012 - Coaches of Mumbai Bound 12138 Firozpur Mumbai Punjab Mail Derailed in Haryana. Coaches from S5 to S11 and even general coaches had derailed. No deaths are reported.
22 May 2012 - The Hubli-Bangalore, Hampi Express collided with a goods train near Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh early on Tuesday morning on its way from Hubli to Bangalore. 14 people were dead and 35 were injured in the collision. The accident happened at around 3:45 am on Tuesday.
31 May 2012 - Howrah-Dehradun-Doon Express,derailed near Jaunpur(U.P.).At least 7 people killed and 15 sevearly injured.
19 July 2012 - One person was killed, four were injured seriously, and nine sustained minor injuries in a collision between a local train and Vidarbha Express near Khardi station near Nashik on Mumbai-Kasara route.
30 July 2012 - One of the coaches of the Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express (New Delhi - Chennai) caught fire early on 30 July morning, near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. 47 people have died and 25 others have been injured.
16 October 2012 - A bogie of the Solapur-bound passenger train from Hyderabad caught fire during its halt at the station in Gulbarga. There were over 15 passengers in the bogie of the Falaknuma Passenger after it arrived at the station at 12:30 PM and caught fire, but six jumped to safety. Some of the passengers were headed for Tuljapur in Maharashtra to attend the Bhavani festival which takes place during Navaratri. Immolation by couple led to fire in train at Gulbarga station, says Railway police
30 Nov 2012 - At least two AC coaches of GT Express caught fire near Gwalior on Friday, claiming several lives
19 December 2012-Indore Yeshwantpur Exp Met an Accident at Medak District near Sankhapur. Accident occurred by hitting a lorry to 300mts. Many were injured.
20 December 2012 - The Loco of Pune Ernakulam Superfast Express slipped from tracks at Lanja village near Nivsar. No one was Injured.
2 November 2013 - 10 people were ran over by 13352 Alapuzha-Dhanbad express, near Gotlam in Vizianagaram district on Saturday evening at around 6:30PM .It started after passengers of the 57271 Vijayawada-Rayagada passenger pulled the chain at the railway yard at Gotlam railway station when they heard a rumour that a compartment of the train was on fire. They then alighted the train and jumped onto the tracks at around 6.50pm .It was dark and the passengers didn't see the express train coming on the adjacent rack. The express train ran over them, killing 10 people, and injuring at least 20.
15 November 2013 - 13 Coaches of Ernakulam Bound 12618 Down Nizamuddin Ernakulam Mangala Lakshadweep Superfast Express were derailed near Ghoti village, at 6.25 am at Kms 145/15 about 30 km from Nashik district. 3 to 4 people died and dozens injured. Out of thirteen coaches,most affected coaches were S11,B1,B2,B3,A1 and Pantry Car. The cause is stated to be possibility of Rail fracture. Injured were shifted to various hospitals in Nashik.
28 December 2013 - An AC coach of the 16594 Bangalore City-Hazur Sahib Nanded express caught fire near Kothacheruvu in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh resulting in the death of at least 26 people and injuring 12 others. The incident took place early in the morning around 3:15 am. 54 passengers are expected to be on board in the B1 compartment of the train which was completely gutted in the fire.
A Number of minor mishaps took place in the Mumbai Suburban section of Indian Railways in March and early April.
20 March 2014 An 18-year-old student was killed while nine persons, including two women and a railway guard, were injured when six coaches of a local train derailed after getting uncoupled from the rest of the train at Titwala, 61 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
18 April 2014 - 11068 Faizabad Junction-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express derailed near Asangaon in the evening, holding up services on the Central Railway. The engine and one coach of the Faizabad-LTT Express derailed around 8pm. The CR spokesperson said, "There were no injuries and cause of derailment was not known."
23 July 2014 - A school bus was hit by Nanded Passenger train at an unmanned railway level crossing in Masaipet village of Medak district. The bus was dragged by the train for about 200 meters. 16 students aboard the bus, the bus driver and his help died in the accident.
14 December 2014 - 12381 UP Howrah - New Delhi Poorva Express derailed at 8.27 am after leaving Howrah at 8.15 am. 11 sleeper coaches and a pantry car (AC Hot Buffer Car) of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed at Liluah shortly after leaving Howrah station. There was no casualty or injury to any passenger, railway officials said.
11 coaches of the Kamayani Express (8 sleeper coaches, two general bogies and the Brake Van) and 7 coaches of Janata Express (4 sleeper coaches, two general bogies and the Brake Van) got derailed in the mishap. At least 25 people died, 50 others injured and more than 300 others were rescued from the accident.
15 September 2015 - 7 coaches of 90398 Virar-Churchgate Semi Fast Local derailed between Andheri and Vile Parle railway stations. However, no casualties were reported despite the mishap occurring in the peak hour, at around 11 AM.