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Serious accidents in Europe  
 

In a research project the Agency has gathered serious accidents for the period 1990-2009. The project identified 402 accidents. The accident archive is publicly available in our database. The archive contains

- Fatal train collisions, derailments and fires.
- Level crossing accidents with on-train fatalities.
- Other accidents with four or more fatalities.

Fatal accidents and fatalities in accidents with at least 5 fatalities in Europe since 1990Accidents in Europe with 5 or more fatalities since 1990. Click to view! Below is given a list with the accidents in Europe since 1990 with 5 or more fatalities. By clicking on the links you can filter the list to show accidents with 5, 10 or 15 fatalities. The list combines information from the historical archive with the  information on accidents submitted by the national investigation bodies. It also contains information on three recent serious level crossing accidents, made known to ERA by Professor Andrew Evans, University college London, UK. 


List of fatal railway accidents 1990-2009

More than 5 fatalities - More than 10 fatalities - More than 15 fatalities

Date
Country
Place Type
Fats.
Inj.
1990-02-02 DE Rüsselsheim station Trains collision 17 37
1990-03-22 DE Gröbers, Halle Trains collision 5 0
1990-06-23 PL Suburb of Wroclaw Level-crossing accident 7 0
1990-07-03 ES Unknown Trains collision 6 2
1990-08-21 PL Wlochy Trains collision 16 42
1990-08-25 CZ Spálov, Between Železný Brod and Tanvald stations Trains collision 10 16
1991-01-27 CZ Chlumčany Accident to person caused by RS in motion 5 1
1991-03-31 SK Jesenske-Rimavska Sobota Level-crossing accident 6 0
1991-06-29 EL Corinth Level-crossing accident 8 0
1991-07-28 PT Linha da Beira Alta - pk 106,66 - Level crossing of Monte Lobos/ Carregal do Sal Level-crossing accident 5 0
1991-10-12 DE Cologne Accident to person caused by RS in motion 6 1
1991-10-17 FR Melun Station, near Paris Trains collision 16 50
1992-01-07 HU Between Vámosgyörk and Hort Level-crossing accident 5 8
1992-01-27 IT Ciampino, Near Rome Trains collision 6 0
1992-06-10 IT Caluso, Near Turin Trains collision 6 33
1992-08-03 SK Budkovce - Drahnov Trains collision 6 0
1992-08-17 BG Kazichene station Trains collision 8 57
1992-08-19 AT Puchberg Trains collision 5 30
1992-09-26 HU Agárd, Gárdony Level-crossing accident 16 0
1992-10-01 BG Harmanli Trains collision 5 1
1992-10-18 PL Chelmce Level-crossing accident 6 0
1992-11-15 DE Northeim Train derailment 11 0
1992-11-30 NL Hoofddorp Train derailment 5 6
1992-12-10 DE Bad Oldesloe station Accident to person caused by RS in motion 7 1
1993-02-12 HU Between Bátaszék-Pörböly stations Level-crossing accident 10 12
1993-08-01 RO Urleasca Level-crossing accident 12 0
1993-08-03 ES Vega de Anzo, near Oviedo Trains collision 12 5
1993-08-14 HU Between Makó and Makó-Újváros station Level-crossing accident 6 0
1993-10-03 NO Nordstrand, near Oslo Trains collision 6 6
1994-02-17 PT Linha do Sul - Level crossing at pk 274,94 (São Marcos da Serra) Level-crossing accident 6 2
1994-03-21 CH Between Daeniken and Schoenenwerd Train collision with an obstacle 9 14
1994-04-30 PT Linha do Oeste - Level crossing at pk 101,71 Level-crossing accident 5 1
1994-05-29 PT Linha da Póvoa - Level crossing at pk 39,91 Level-crossing accident 5 8
1994-09-11 EL Tithoréa Train derailment 5 0
1994-09-29 DE Bad Bramstedt Trains collision 7 15
1994-10-15 UK Cowden, Kent Trains collision 5 0
1994-11-17 ES Santa Fe / Gador Level-crossing accident 7 0
1994-12-02 HU Szajol station Train derailment 31 54
1995-02-27 ES San Sebastian Train derailment 5 33
1995-06-24 CZ Krouna, Between Policka and Chrudim Trains collision 19 4
1995-06-27 HU Between Győrszabadhegy and Nyúl stations Level-crossing accident 6 7
1995-09-11 HU Sorkifalud Level-crossing accident 5 2
1995-09-22 FR Agde Level-crossing accident 5 0
1996-01-26 RO Nr Tirgusor Level-crossing accident 12 0
1996-02-26 HU Kutas Level-crossing accident 13 10
1996-03-03 RO Gavojdia Level-crossing accident 6 9
1996-10-07 BE Berlaar Level-crossing accident 5 0
1997-01-12 IT Piacenza Train derailment 8 30
1997-03-31 ES Uharte Arakil station, Pamplona, Navarra Train derailment 18 40
1997-05-05 PL Reptowo, Szczecin Train derailment 12 40
1997-07-05 DE Between Neustadt, Marburg and Stadtallendorf Train collision with an obstacle 6 2
1997-09-08 FR Saint-Antoine-de-Breuilh, Port-Sainte-Foy Level-crossing accident 13 18
1997-09-19 UK Southall, London Trains collision 7 30
1998-03-06 FI Jyväskylä Train derailment 10 8
1998-05-27 HU Between Létavértes and Monostorpályi stations Level-crossing accident 5 0
1998-06-03 DE Eschede Train derailment 101 87
1998-09-19 NO Gol station Level-crossing accident 5 0
1999-01-28 SK Bratislava Accident to person caused by RS in motion 6 0
1999-03-13 HU Between Tiszakécske and Lakitelek Level-crossing accident 5 1
1999-06-22 SE Veka Level-crossing accident 5 0
1999-07-27 PL Owadow, Radom Level-crossing accident 5 1
1999-10-05 UK Ladbroke Grove, Paddington, London Trains collision 31 227
2000-01-04 NO Asta Trains collision 19 18
2000-02-06 DE Brühl Train derailment 9 52
2000-06-04 IT Near Parma Trains collision 5 1
2001-01-03 ES Aguilas / Lorca Sutulena Level-crossing accident 12 2
2001-02-28 UK Selby, Great Heck, North Yorkshire Train collision with an obstacle 10 82
2001-03-27 BE Pecrot Trains collision 8 7
2002-02-20 RO Tecuci Level-crossing accident 7 8
2002-02-26 AT Wampersdorf Trains collision 6 17
2002-04-04 PT Ramal da Lousã - pk 29,9 Trains collision 5 4
2002-05-10 UK Potters Bar Train derailment 7 32
2002-07-20 IT Messina, Sicily Train derailment 8 2
2002-10-02 PT Linha de Cascais - pk 0,69 (Lisboa) Level-crossing accident 6 0
2002-11-06 FR Nancy Fire in rolling stock 12 0
2002-12-02 PL Malkinia Level-crossing accident 5 4
2003-02-02 FR Hesdin Level-crossing accident 5 0
2003-05-08 HU Balatonszabadi-Sóstó, Siófok, Lake Balaton Level-crossing accident 33 7
2003-06-03 ES Chinchilla / Navajuelos Trains collision 19 6
2003-06-11 DE Between Schrozberg and Niederstetten, Baden-Württemberg Trains collision 6 25
2003-06-24 RO Stroiesti Level-crossing accident 5 4
2004-05-07 ES Hellin Level-crossing accident 5 0
2004-11-06 UK Ufton Nervet Level-crossing accident 7 8
2004-12-09 CZ Vrahovice Level-crossing accident 5 3
2005-01-07 IT Bolognina di'Crevalcore Trains collision 17 15
2005-02-12 BE Diepenbeek Level-crossing accident 5 0
2006-05-26 SK Between Drienovska Nova Ves and Licartovce Level-crossing accident 5 0
2006-08-21 ES Between León and Palencia. Train derailment 7 6
2006-10-11 FR Zoufftgen, between Bettembourg station and Thionville Trains collision 6 2
2007-07-22 RO Tirgovista Level-crossing accident 8 0
2008-02-28 BG Between the railway stations Kunino - Cherven Briyag Fire in rolling stock 9 10
2008-06-02 FR Between Perrignier and Thonon Les Bains Level-crossing accident 7 3
2008-08-08 CZ Studenka station Train collision with an obstacle 7 22
2008-08-14 HU Between Vamosgyork and Gyongyos stations Level-crossing accident 5 0
2008-08-30 RO Fetesti Level-crossing accident 5 0
2009-02-21 SK Polompka Level-crossing accident 12 20
2009-06-29 IT Viareggio Train derailment 32 27
2009-08-14 RO Lasi Level-crossing accident 13 3
2009-09-01 PT Baião Level-crossing accident 5 2

NB: The Project is closed and this list will not be updated. 

Date
Country
Place Type
Fats.
Inj.
1990-02-02 DE Rüsselsheim station Trains collision 17 37
1990-08-21 PL Wlochy Trains collision 16 42
1990-08-25 CZ Spálov, Between Železný Brod and Tanvald stations Trains collision 10 16
1991-10-17 FR Melun Station, near Paris Trains collision 16 50
1992-09-26 HU Agárd, Gárdony Level-crossing accident 16 0
1992-11-15 DE Northeim Train derailment 11 0
1993-02-12 HU Between Bátaszék-Pörböly stations Level-crossing accident 10 12
1993-08-01 RO Urleasca Level-crossing accident 12 0
1993-08-03 ES Vega de Anzo, near Oviedo Trains collision 12 5
1994-12-02 HU Szajol station Train derailment 31 54
1995-06-24 CZ Krouna, Between Policka and Chrudim Trains collision 19 4
1996-01-26 RO Nr Tirgusor Level-crossing accident 12 0
1996-02-26 HU Kutas Level-crossing accident 13 10
1997-03-31 ES Uharte Arakil station, Pamplona, Navarra Train derailment 18 40
1997-05-05 PL Reptowo, Szczecin Train derailment 12 40
1997-09-08 FR Saint-Antoine-de-Breuilh, Port-Sainte-Foy Level-crossing accident 13 18
1998-03-06 FI Jyväskylä Train derailment 10 8
1998-06-03 DE Eschede Train derailment 101 87
1999-10-05 UK Ladbroke Grove, Paddington, London Trains collision 31 227
2000-01-04 NO Asta Trains collision 19 18
2001-01-03 ES Aguilas / Lorca Sutulena Level-crossing accident 12 2
2001-02-28 UK Selby, Great Heck, North Yorkshire Train collision with an obstacle 10 82
2002-11-06 FR Nancy Fire in rolling stock 12 0
2003-05-08 HU Balatonszabadi-Sóstó, Siófok, Lake Balaton Level-crossing accident 33 7
2003-06-03 ES Chinchilla / Navajuelos Trains collision 19 6
2005-01-07 IT Bolognina di'Crevalcore Trains collision 17 15
2009-02-21 SK Polompka Level-crossing accident 12 20
2009-06-29 IT Viareggio Train derailment 32 27
2009-08-14 RO Lasi Level-crossing accident 13 3
2010-02-15 BE Halle station Trains collision 19* 83*

*The number of fatalities and serious injuries in the Halle accident as per 23/02/2010. Figures can change.

Date
Country
Place Type
Fats.
Inj.
1990-02-02 DE Rüsselsheim station Trains collision 17 37
1990-08-21 PL Wlochy Trains collision 16 42
1991-10-17 FR Melun Station, near Paris Trains collision 16 50
1992-09-26 HU Agárd, Gárdony Level-crossing accident 16 0
1994-12-02 HU Szajol station Train derailment 31 54
1995-06-24 CZ Krouna, Between Policka and Chrudim Trains collision 19 4
1997-03-31 ES Uharte Arakil station, Pamplona, Navarra Train derailment 18 40
1998-06-03 DE Eschede Train derailment 101 87
1999-10-05 UK Ladbroke Grove, Paddington, London Trains collision 31 227
2000-01-04 NO Asta Trains collision 19 18
2003-05-08 HU Balatonszabadi-Sóstó, Siófok, Lake Balaton Level-crossing accident 33 7
2003-06-03 ES Chinchilla / Navajuelos Trains collision 19 6
2005-01-07 IT Bolognina di'Crevalcore Trains collision 17 15
2009-06-29 IT Viareggio Train derailment 32 27
2010-02-15 BE Halle station Trains collision 19* 83*

*The number of fatalities and serious injuries in the Halle accident as per 23/02/2010. Figures can change.

 
 

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