- Major incidents
Major railway incidents
Below is a brief synopsis of both major and historical rail incidents. Within the pages you will also find accompanying relevant reports, outcomes and recommendations.
Since October 2005, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) also publishes reports into significant rail incidents, in their capacity as UK's independent body for investigating accidents and incidents occurring on the railways of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and tramways in England and Wales. Reports can be found on their website.
|23 Feb 2007||Grayrigg derailment|
|6 Nov 2004||Derailment at Ufton level crossing|
|24 Nov 2002||Derailment of First Great Western high speed train at Southall East ( 120 Kb)|
|10 May 2002||Potters Bar|
|17 Oct 2000||Hatfield train derailment|
|5 Oct 1999||Ladbroke Grove|
For archived major incidents please visit the National Archives website.
|30 Jun 2005||Level Crossing incident at Rawcliffe Bridge near Goole ( 110 Kb), East Yorkshire|
|11 May 2004||White City train derailment ( 103 Kb)|
|15 Feb 2004||Tebay railway incident|
|17 Oct 2003||Derailments on London Underground at Camden Town and Hammersmith ( 111 Kb)|
|30 Jun 2003||Derailment of Gatwick Express Train near Redhill, Surrey ( 145 Kb)|
|28 Feb 2001||Great Heck - Selby|
|23 Jun 1999||Report into the train accident at Winsford South Junction ( 151 Kb)|
|19 Sep 1997||Southall rail accident|
|8 Aug 1996||Railway Accident at Watford South Junction ( 124 Kb)|
- Significant incident procedures manual ( PDF 138 Kb).