List of rail accidents in China

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This is a list of rail accidents in China.

Location Date Killed Injured Description Ref.
Tianjin 1889/03/25 15+ Collision of a passenger train with a truck loaded with kerosene.
Nunkouyu 1908/11/23 16 A train derailed on a bridge and fell into the river. [1]
Lichiatsai 1910/02 10+ Runaway coaches crashed into a freight train. [2]
Honam 1910/12 31 111 Collision of a passenger train with a luggage train. [3]
Changsha 1918/01 300 A train carrying retreating troops was ordered to dispatch and crashed into an oncoming train. [4]
Hankou 1926/05 50 A freight train travelling from Beijing to Hankou derailed, killing passengers that were travelling on top of the waggons. [5]
Anting 1926/08 20 A train derailed due to sabotage. [6]
Pengpu 1928/04/13 10+ A passenger train collided with an empty military train while crossing a bridge and plunged into the Fei river. [7]
Jinzhou 1930/12 100+ A passenger train plunged down an 80 feet high embankment between Jinzhou and Chaoyang. [8]
Hankou 1931/02 [9]
Shumchun 1931/04/20 12 20 A train ran down an embankment. [10]
Jaoyangho, Liaoning 1931/09/26 30 A train travelling from Mukden to Peking was derailed and looted by bandits. [11]
Yaplonya 1932/05 40 100 A train crowded with refugees collided with a freight train. [12]
Harbin 1932/09/11 A train was derailed and looted by bandits. [13]
Jiangxi 1933/08 200 A train transporting troops crashed into a river between Nanchang and Lushang. [14]
Chalantun 1933/11 20+ 20+ A Japanese troop train on its way from Harbin to Manchuli derailed and crashed into a valley. [15]
Huangtaohotze 1934/04/19 Derailment of a Japanese troop train. [16]
Suichung 1935/01/01 12 30 A Japanese troor train crashed down a valley in occupied Manchukuoterritory. [17]
Tengchatang 1936/10/22 60 100 Runaway coaches crashed into a train. [18]
Sheklung, Guangzhou 1937/01/17 100 50 Fire on a passenger train. [19]
Sishihpo 1937/11/08 Japanese air raid on a passenger train. [20]
Kwangtung 1938/01/02 10 10 A train derailed between Lehtung and Wangshih due to subsidence of the roadbed. [21]
Milokang, Hunan 1938/05/16 100+ 100 Collision of a passenger train with a freight train. [22]
Songjiang Town 1938/09/08 300 400 Japanese air raid on a train carrying refugees. [23]
Haiphong 1940/02/02 101 120 Japanese air raid on a passenger train between Yunnan and Haiphong. [24]
Suzhou 1940/11/29 100 205 Bombing of rail tracks by Chinese guerillas. [25]
Hunan 1946/05/30 90 60+ A train travelling from Canton to Hankou plunged into a river when crossing the Shaochi bridge. [26]
Tientsin 1947/05 100 Bombing of rail tracks by Communist guerrillas. [27]
Yingtan 1947/07/10 21 56 A train derailed and plunged into a river. [28]
Shumchun, Guangdong 1948/09/03 25 98 A train derailed probably due to sabotage. [29]
Pengpu 1948/09 100 Bombing of rail tracks by Communist guerrillas. [30]
Chuchow 1949/04/22 11 10 A train derailed. [31]
Guangzhou 1949/09/29 24 30 [32]
Tientsin 1950/01 17 60 Two trains collided on the Tianjin–Pukou Railway. [33]
Fangshan District 1971/12/07 14 22 Collision between a passenger train and a truck.
Yangzhuang, Lujiang county 1978/12/16 106 218 Collision of two passenger trains. [34]
Heilongjiang 1979/02/11 100+ A train crashed into a standing passenger train due to excessive speed.
Zhuzhou 1980/01/22 22 4
Ganluo County 1981/07/09 200+ 146 1981 Chengdu-Kunming Railway Train Crash
Chaoyang Village 1981/10/20 3 65 Explosion.
1984/05/14 6 22 Fire on a passenger train.
Hunan 1985/02 13 4 A train crashed into a group of people crossing the tracks. [35]
Shaoguan 1986/01/15 7 38 Explosion on an express train.
Heilongjiang 1987/04/22 11 44 Explosion on an express train. [36]
Mengmiao 1987/07/18 9 69 Explosion on a passenger train.
Matianxu, Hunan 1988/01/07 34 30 Fire on a passenger train. [37]
1988/01/17 19 76 Collision of a passenger train.
Yunnan 1988/01/24 90 67 A train derailed and overturned between Qiewu and Dengjiacun. [38]
Nanxiang 1988/03/24 29 100 Collision of two express trains. [39]
Liaoning 1988/12/23 46 54 A train crashed into a bus at a crossing. [40]
Huinan 1989/01/18 32 41 A passenger train crashed into a bus at a crossing. [41]
Shanghai 1989/06/26 24 39 Suicide bombing of a passenger train. [42]
Guokou, Jiangsu 1991/09/18 13 A freight train crashed into a group of railway workers due to fog. [43]
Wulidun, Zhuzhou 1992/03/21 15 25 Collision of a passenger train with a freight train. [44]
Liaoning 1993/01/31 66 28 A passenger train crashed into a bus at a crossing. [45]
Liaoning 1993/04/30 35 A train crashed into a bus carrying schoolchildren. [46]
1993/07/10 40 48
Xiangfan passenger section 1994/01/15 8 23 7 passengers and 1 worker killed. 12 passengers and 11 workers injured
Guangxi 1994/08/13 12 50 Explosion on a passenger train travelling from Zhanjiang to Guilin. [47]
Beijing 1994/10/20 17 12+ A train crashed into a bus at a crossing. [48]
Rongjiawan, Yueyang 1997/04/29 126 230 Collision of two passenger trains. [49]
Central China 1998/09 27 4 A train collided with a bus carrying guests of a wedding party. [50]
Liaoning 1999/01 24 100 Collision of a freight train with a passenger train. [51]
Hengyang 1999/07/19 9 40 Derailment of a passenger train.
Shenyang 2005/07/31 5 30 Collision of a freight train with a passenger train due to a sabotaged signal. [52]
Beijing Kowloon Railway, near Dongshui station (东水站) 2006/04/11 2 18 Signal failure leading to collision of 2 trains (T159 and 1017) causing derailment of last 4 carriages of train 1017
Outside Red Hill Station (红山渠站) 2007/02/28 3 32 High winds caused railed derailment for train bound for Urumqi[53]
Changyi 2008/01/23 18 9 Passenger train D59 travelling from Beijing to Qingdao[54]
Zibo 2008/04/28 72 416 Zibo train collision
Chenzhou 2009/06/29 3 63 Chenzhou train collision
Liuzhou City 2009/07/29 4 34 Derailment of a passenger train [55]
Dongxiang County, Jiangxi 2010/05/23 19 71 2010 Jiangxi derailment
Hohhot 2010/08/13 11 1 A train carrying stones derailed at a construction site. [56]
Urumqi 2011/03/24 3 85 A train crashed into a bus. [57]
Wenzhou 2011/07/23 40 210+ Wenzhou train collision
Anhui 2019/06/20 0 0 A fire on high-speed train on route to Mongolia. [58]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Train wreck in China, St. Joseph Gazette (November 25, 1908)
  2. ^ A railway disaster in China, The Straits Times (March 4, 1910)
  3. ^ Terrible railway accident in China, Weekly Sun (December 17, 1910)
  4. ^ Railway disaster near Changsha, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (January 11, 1918)
  5. ^ Railway accident in China, The Straits Times (May 14, 1926)
  6. ^ Twenty killed in Shanghai wreck, The Beaver Falls Tribune (August 26, 1926)
  7. ^ China railway smash, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (May 9, 1928)
  8. ^ Raiwlay disaster in China, The Straits Times (December 30, 1930)
  9. ^ Train disaster in China, The Straits Times (February 19, 1931)
  10. ^ China train smash, The Straits Times (April 22, 1931)
  11. ^ Britisher killed by bandits, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (September 28, 1931)
  12. ^ Chinese train crash, The Straits Times (May 29, 1932)
  13. ^ Bandits wreck train in Manchuria: 100 killed, The Straits Times (September 12, 1932)
  14. ^ China railway disaster, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (August 22, 1933)
  15. ^ 20 soldiers killed, The Straits Times (November 28, 1933)
  16. ^ Train jumps rails, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (April 20, 1934)
  17. ^ 12 killed in Japanese troop train tragedy, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (January 5, 1935)
  18. ^ China train wreck kills 60 people, The Calgary Daily Herald (October 26, 1936)
  19. ^ 100 persons perish in Chinese train disaster, Ottawa Citizen (January 18, 1937)
  20. ^ Train bombed in China; 200 hurt or killed, The Milwaukee Journal (November 8, 1938)
  21. ^ Train derailed, ten killed, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (January 4, 1938)
  22. ^ 200 dead in China rail smash, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (May 20, 1938)
  23. ^ Skies rain death on Chinese train, Lawrence Journal-World (September 8, 1938)
  24. ^ Bombing of Yunnan lione to go on, says Tokyo, The Straits Times (February 6, 1940)
  25. ^ Train blown up in China; many killed, Reading Eagle (November 29, 1940)
  26. ^ Ninety Killed In Train Smash, The Straits Times (June 4, 1946)
  27. ^ Land mine wrecks train, killing 100, Spokane Daily Chronicle (May 31, 1947)
  28. ^ 21 Killed, 56 Injured in Chinese Train Wreck, Chicago Tribune (July 13, 1947)
  29. ^ 25 Chinese dead in train wreck, Spokane Daily Chronicle (September 4, 1948)
  30. ^ Mine blows up train in China, 100 killed, Eugene Register-Guard (September 16, 1948)
  31. ^ Chinese Train Derailed, The Hartford Courant (April 24, 1949)
  32. ^ 24 die in Canton train derailment, The Straits Times (October 1, 1949)
  33. ^ 17 killed in rail crash, The Straits Times (January 29, 1950)
  34. ^ Trains crash in China; 100 killed, 200 injured, Toledo Blade (December 24, 1978)
  35. ^ Train toll, The Straits Times (March 13, 1985)
  36. ^ Blast in train kills 11 in China, The Miami News ()
  37. ^ 34 killed in China train fire, The Straits Times (January 9, 1988)
  38. ^ 90 killed, 66 injured in China train crash, Manila Standard (January 26, 1988)
  39. ^ Shanghai train crash leaves 26 dead, New Straits Times (March 26, 1988)
  40. ^ 46 killed as train slams bus, Star-News (December 25, 1988)
  41. ^ 32 killed in China as train slams bus, Toronto Star (January 19, 1989)
  42. ^ Train blast kills 20 near Shanghai, The Milwaukee Sentinel (June 20, 1989)
  43. ^ 13 railway workers killed by train in China, The Straits Times (September 20, 1991)
  44. ^ Dozen killed when trains collide, Sun Journal (March 23, 1992)
  45. ^ 66 die in China train-bus crash, New Straits Times (February 1, 1993)
  46. ^ 35 killed as train rams into bus in China, The Straits Times (May 1, 1993)
  47. ^ Train blast kills 12, The Straits Times (August 19, 1994)
  48. ^ 17 killed when train hits bus in China, Chicago Tribune (October 21, 1994)
  49. ^ At least 67 killed in train crash in China, New Straits Times (May 1, 1997)
  50. ^ 27 in bridal party killed in accident, The Straits Times (September 17, 1998)
  51. ^ 24 killed in train crash in China, The Straits Times (January 8, 1999)
  52. ^ China crash 'due to cable theft', BBC News (August 2, 2005)
  53. ^ List of Major Train Incidents in China (Chinese)
  54. ^ List of Major Train Incidents in China (Chinese)
  55. ^ Four killed, dozens injured after train derails in S China Archived 2013-07-28 at Archive.today, Eastday (July 29, 2009)
  56. ^ Train derails in North China, 11 dead, China Daily (August 14, 2010)
  57. ^ 3 killed, 85 hurt in Urumqi when train hits bus, China Daily (March 24, 2011)
  58. ^ A fire onboard a Chinese high-speed train forced passengers to evacuate on Thursday, the Shanghai Railway Bureau said, with an electrical installation thought to be at fault. No one was hurt., Reuters (January 25, 2018)