Safety performance of EU railways further improving
Posted: 8 March 2012 | | No comments yet
The European Railway Agency has published its fifth report on the development of railway safety in the EU…
Today, the European Railway Agency has published its fifth report on the development of railway safety in the EU.
Railways are one of the safest modes of transport in the European Union and the safety performance continues to improve in recent years.
Safety performance varies greatly between Member States; there is a ten-fold difference in risk between the safest and the least safe Member State. Overall, Member States reported 2 401 significant railway accidents with 2 500 casualties. The total number of significant accidents fell in 2010; however, no improvement was registered for the number of collisions and derailments.
Read the full article (PDF) and the latest Railway Safety Performance Report 2012 on our website: http://www.era.europa.eu/Communication/News/Pages/Safety-performance-of-EU-railways-further-improving.aspx