Table 2-38: Railroad Passenger Safety Data
|Train-miles, passenger trains (millions)||72||74||74||75||75||76||77||78||78||R82||84|
|Fatalities per 100 million passenger train-miles||4||11||4||77||7||0||16||8||5||R17||5|
|Injuries per 100 million passenger train-miles||660||520||560||750||660||750||663||770||683||R584||781|
KEY: R = revised.
NOTE: A train-mile is the movement of a train (which can consist of many cars) the distance of 1 mile. A train-mile differs from a vehicle-mile, which is the movement of 1 car (vehicle) the distance of 1 mile. A 10-car (vehicle) train traveling 1 mile would be measured as 1 train-mile and 10 vehicle-miles. Caution should be used when comparing train-miles to vehicle miles.
Fatalities and injuries:
1990-2000: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: August 2001), table 1-2.
Train-miles, passenger trains:
1990-96: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics calculations (sum of all commuter rail train-miles reported to USDOT, Federal Transit Administration, plus Amtrak train-miles).
1997-2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Policy and Program Development, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: July 2001), table 2-4.