Railway Safety Act 2005


Reporting and Investigation of Railway Incidents

“railway incident”.

51.—In this Act, “railway incident” means an occurrence which has taken place in the course of the operation of a railway which causes or results in—

(a) loss of life or personal injury to a person,

(b) a collision between trains or between a train and some other vehicle or object,

(c) a train or any part of a train accidentally leaving the rails, or

(d) an occurrence of a kind not mentioned above but which is of such a kind as to have caused or as to be likely to cause loss of life or personal injury or extensive damage to railway infrastructure or rolling stock or the environment, and which is specified in regulations made by the Minister,

where such occurrence occurred in or about any railway infrastructure or train.