Rail traffic accidents

Statistics relating to accidents and suicides on railways, tramways and metro.

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The statistics contains information about the number of accidents and suicide acts on railways, tramways and metro in Sweden. Also the numbers of fatalities and serious injuries in these events are presented. For railways there is also information about accidents and near accidents in connection with the transport of hazardous goods.

The scope of the survey

The survey encompasses all commercial rail traffic with a few exceptions, such as the heritage railway and tramway traffic as well as traffic in industrial areas. For reasons of confidentiality, no information is reported per company or per line; summaries are instead given for the entire country.


Rail Traffic Accidents is published once a year (June) and are available in Excel reports. Excel reports includes an extended history that dates back as far as 2000. Click on the plus sign above the first year to see full time series. All users are recommended to use the latest available report as revised figures are not updated in previous publications.