HC Deb 15 April 1988 vol 131 c262W
Ms. Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list, separately for freight and passenger trains, all the reported occasions in the last 10 years when locomotive drivers have passed signals at danger; and in which of those incidents wheel slide has been a contributory factor.

Mr. David Mitchell

Signals passed at danger by train drivers are reported to this Department only if a notifiable accident results. The number of collisions attributed to drivers passing signals at danger over the past 10 years is as follows. The numbers involving freight trains and passenger trains separately are not readily available, nor are the numbers in which wheel slide has been a contributory factor.

Collisions caused by train crews passing signals at danger
Year Number of collisions
1978 1
1979 4
1980 6
1981 7
1982 5
1983 7
1984 5
1985 4
1986 4
1987 17
1 The figures for 1987 are provisional at this time.