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The following is an incomplete list of accidents that occur at a level crossing; in other words, this list only includes railway accidents that occur at-grade and not separated from other traffic by bridges and overpasses. Note that this list is incomplete with many countries not reporting accidents, or only listing accidents of a certain level of severity and loss of life.

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ArgentinaEdit

  •   11 June 1962 – Villa Soldati, Buenos Aires: 42 people were killed and 88 injured when a bus was hit by an express train.[citation needed]
  •   31 October 1984 – San Justo level crossing disaster: at least 48 people died and 16 were injured when a local bus was hit by a commuter train.[1]
  •   12 May 1992 – A minibus was hit by a freight train in the village of the Andino, province of Santa Fe. 11 children died.[citation needed]
  •   9 March 2008 – Dolores, Buenos Aires: a bus collided with a passenger train, killing 18 and injuring at least 65, when the bus driver ignored the crossing warning devices.[citation needed]
  •   13 September 2011 – Flores, Buenos Aires: a bus collided with a passenger train on a level crossing, derailing the train, which crashed into another train standing in Flores Station. 11 people were killed and 228 injured. The bus driver had ignored the crossing warning lights and partly lowered barrier.[2][3][4]
  •   2 November 2011 – A freight train collided with a school bus in a rural area of San Luis Province, 8 girls were killed and 41 were injured.[citation needed]

AustraliaEdit

  •   8 May 1943 – Australia's worst road-rail crash. Steam loco A2 863 hit a bus carrying soldiers at Tallangatta Road, Wodonga resulting in the death of 25 people.[5]
  •   24 February 1951 – 11 people killed in a collision between a bus and a train at a level crossing near Horsham, Victoria.[6]
  •   1 June 1952 – Nine killed in bus-train accident at a level crossing at Boronia, Victoria.[6]
  •   27 January 2001 – Gerogery level crossing accident – Five killed.[citation needed]
  •   24 October 2002 – an interstate passenger train struck a bus and car stopped on a level crossing at Salisbury – four killed, 26 injured.[7]
  •   5 August 2004 – Three killed when a Sprinter passenger train collided with a car stopped on a level crossing at St Albans, Victoria.[8]
  •   11 August 2005 – a motorist ignored flashing level crossing lights at Horsham.[9]
  •   28 April 2006 – Two killed and 28 injured when a passenger train collided with a truck transporting a 14-tonne granite block, at a passively-protected crossing at Trawalla in western Victoria.[6]
  •   25 May 2006 – Lismore level crossing accident – a truck collided with a train at a passively-protected crossing in fog. Truck driver killed.[10]
  •   5 June 2007 – Kerang train crash – 11 passengers killed when a truck collided with a passenger train, slicing open two carriages. Warning lights protecting the crossing were working.[citation needed]
  •   22 August 2007 – SomervilleTyabb – truck driver killed.[11] Flashing lights protecting the crossing were working. There were no boom barriers.
  •   29 April 2008 – The vehicle of a 'P-Plate' driver was hit by train while stopped on a crossing in Murrumbeena, Victoria[11]
  •   18 November 2008 – A Connex Melbourne express train collided with a car in Dandenong South, Victoria, killing the car's 53-year-old female occupant, after she failed to stop at an actively-protected crossing.[12]
  •   27 November 2008 – Two people were killed and several others injured after a QR Tilt Train collided with a truck on the Bruce Highway level crossing about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Cardwell, Queensland.[13]
  •   1 January 2009 – One person was killed and six others injured after a QR Sunlander train collided with a garbage truck at a level crossing with no boom gates or warning lights, near Innisfail, Queensland.[14]
  •   14 November 2011 – One killed after a train collided with car at Toorak Road level crossing in Kooyong, Victoria.[15]
  •   28 November 2011 – A train collided with a tip truck stopped on the Springvale Road level crossing in Springvale, Victoria.[16]
  •   16 March 2012 – One killed after train collided with car at Cheltenham, Victoria.[17]
  •   25 May 2012 – One person killed after a freight train collided with a car stopped on the Cherry Road level crossing in Werribee, Victoria.[18]
  •   27 Oct 2012 – Reservoir, Victoria – a train collided with a truck at High Street level crossing with operational boom gates, bells and lights.[19]
  •   3 Nov 2012 – Dandenong South, Victoria – A truck ran through Abbotts Road level crossing with operational boom gates, bells and lights, and hit an outbound Cranbourne suburban train travelling at 115 km/h (71 mph). 1 killed, 13 injured, including the train driver.[20]

BangladeshEdit

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

ChinaEdit

  •   December 23, 1988 – Qinghemen level crossing disaster – A local bus hit by passenger train in Shenyang, at least 46 were killed and 63 were injured.[citation needed]
  •   January 17, 1989 – Huinan level crossing disaster – A local bus hit by passenger train, at least 32 were killed.[citation needed]
  •   January 31, 1993 – Gaotaishan level crossing disaster – A Chifeng-Dalian passenger train smashed into an overcrowded bus, which killed 66 people with injured 29 in Liaoning.[citation needed]
  •   April 30, 1993 – Yingkou level crossing disaster – A passenger train smashed into a bus, which killed 36 people and injured 38 in Liaoning.[citation needed]
  •   September 16, 1999 – Yibin level crossing disaster – At least 25 people were killed and 24 people were injured, when a passenger train smashed into a school bus.[citation needed]
  •   December 24, 2001 – Artux level crossing disaster – At least 28 people were killed and eleven people were injured, when a mini bus hit by ÜrümqiKashgar passenger train in Xinjiang.[citation needed]

CubaEdit

  •   November 7, 1997 – Holguin level crossing disaster – A local bus hit by HavanaSantiago de Cuba passenger train, at least fifty-six were killed and six were injured.[citation needed]
  •   October 6, 2007 – Yara level crossing disaster – A local bus hit by Santiago de Cuba-Manzanillo passenger train, at least twenty-eight people died and seventy-three were injured.[citation needed]

Czech RepublicEdit

EgyptEdit

  •   20 October 1979 – Imbaba level crossing disaster – A suburban passenger train smashed into a public bus in Giza Governorate, which killed 28 and injured 30 people.[citation needed]
  •   11 December 1987 – According to the Egyptian government, a bus carrying local primary school children returning from the Guiza zoo was smashed by a high-speed train at an unmarked railroad level crossing at Ein Sham, on the outskirts Cairo, Egypt, killing 62 children and injuring 67.[30]
  •   16 April 1995 – Al Minufiyah level crossing disaster; At least forty-nine textile workers were killed, when a bus hit by an express train.[citation needed]
  •   16 July 2008 – Marsa Matruh a truck failed to stop pushing waiting traffic into the path of the train. At least 40 killed.[citation needed]
  •   17 November 2012 – Manfalut train accident, a school bus carrying about 60 pre-school children between four and six years old was hit by a train on a rail crossing near Manfalut, 350 km (230 miles) south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. At least 50 children and the bus driver were killed in the crash. About 17 people were also injured.[31]
  •   18 November 2013 – bus hit by a train at a crossing by warning light and chain, at Dahshour near Giza – 26 killed – returning from wedding [32]

FranceEdit

  •   October 19, 1979 – Tarbes level crossing disaster – An express train smashed into a bus, carrying local pilgrims in Midi Pyrenees, which killed 21 and injured 29 people.[citation needed]
  •  December 14, 2017 Millas crash. A bus was hit on a level crossing.

GermanyEdit

Hong KongEdit

  •   29 July 1994 – A LRT vehicle hit by a container lorry, at a level crossing at the injunction of Wu King Road and Wu Shan Road in Tuen Mun, operator killed, four injured.[36][37][38]

HungaryEdit

  •   January 30, 1973 – Helvecia level crossing disaster – A commuter train smashed into a regular route bus, at least thirty-seven people were killed and eighteen people were injured.[citation needed]
  •   May 8, 2003 – Lake Balaton level crossing disaster – A double-decker bus from Germany hit by BudapestNagykanizsa express train, at least thirty-four were killed and forty-two were injured.[39][40]

IndiaEdit

  •   December 9, 1964 – Deoria level crossing disaster — A bus hit by a passenger train in Uttar Pradesh, at least twenty-nine people were killed and seventy-two people were injured.[citation needed]
  •   May 16, 1968 – An express train crashed into a bus at an unmanned railway crossing near Brecha railway station, killed 30 people and injured 35.[41]
  •   September 11, 1986 – Pathali Pahar level crossing disaster — A local bus hit by a passenger train in Assam, at least twenty-eight people were killed and sixty people injured.[citation needed]
  •   March 20, 1991 – Annupur level crossing disaster — A bus hit by many vehicles and following hit a passenger train in Madhya Pradesh, at least thirty-five people died, twenty-seven people injured.[citation needed]
  •   December 10, 1993 – Poona level crossing disaster – A Sahyadi Express train crashed into a bus carrying school-children in Maharashtra, which killed 38 and injured 41 people.[citation needed]
  •   May 3, 1994 - A passenger train rammed into a tractor in Andhra Pradesh, killing 35 people.[42]
  •   May 14, 1996 – A passenger train crashed into a bus in Kerala, killing 35 people.[43][44]
  •   May 25, 1996 – A passenger train crashed into a tractor trailer in Uttar Pradesh, killing 25 people.[43]
  •   April 1999 – Jhukia level crossing disaster — A bus with a wedding party hit by passenger train, at least 45 people were killed.[citation needed]
  •   February 2, 2005 – A passenger train crashed into a tractor-trailer carrying over 60 people at the Nagpur level crossing, killing over 55 people.[45]
  •   July 7, 2011 – Dariyaiganj level crossing accident – A Mathura-Chhapra passenger train rammed into a bus, carrying wedding guests in Kanshiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, which killed 38 persons and injured another 32.[46]
  •   April 26, 2018 – Dudhinagar level crossing accident - A fast passenger train crashed into a school bus - thirteen children died and eight were seriously injured. Crash happened near Dudhinagar, district of Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.[47]

IndonesiaEdit

  •   November 4, 1997 – Kotabumi level crossing disaster – An express train smashed into a bus in Sumatra, which killed 26 and injured 5 people.[citation needed]
  •   November 3, 2001 – Serang level crossing disaster – A freight train smashed into a bus, carrying local pilgrim in West Java, which killed 20 people.[citation needed]
  •   December 9, 2013 - Bintaro level crossing disaster - A commuter train smashed into a Pertamina tanker truck in Jakarta and derail, which killed 7 people including drivers, and 73 people were injured.[48]
  •   December 6, 2015 - A Commuter Line hit Metromini city bus in Angke station level crossing, killing 18 people inside the Metromini but no victim from train side. The front body of Commuter Line was severely damaged.[49] This accident also led to Metromini future ban, gradually replaced by lines of Transjakarta.[50] Several level crossings in Jakarta were going to be closed prior to this accident.

IsraelEdit

  •   June 12, 1985 – HaBonim disaster – A passenger train smashed into a bus carrying school children, at least twenty-two people were killed and seventeen were injured.[citation needed]

JapanEdit

  •   June 10, 1958 15:28 – Nantan, Kyoto: 4 people were killed and 88 injured. Steam locomotive collided with an elementary school charter bus.[51]
  •   January 3, 1959 22:50 – Osaka, Osaka: 7 people were killed and 13 injured. A bus was hit by Hankyu Exporess train, which caused by the delayed closing of the crossing signalman.[citation needed]
  •   December 12, 1960 – Maniwa, Okayama: 10 people were killed and 50 injured. A bus was hit by the train at the crossing without crossing signal.[citation needed]
  •   September 20, 1963 – Fukuoka, Fukuoka: 8 people were killed. 4-car train collided with a truck and derailed, and another 1-car train collided with the derailed train.[citation needed]
  •   April 1, 1967 – Sennan, Osaka: 5 people were killed and 208 injured. The train collided with a truck and derailed.[citation needed]
  •   December 9, 1969 – Tatebayashi, Gunma: 7 people were killed and 101 injured. The train collided with a crane truck.[citation needed]
  •   March 30, 1970 – Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi: 5 people were killed and 29 injured. The train collided with a concrete mixer lorry and derailed.[52]
  •   March 4, 1971 – Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi: 17 people were killed and 71 injured. the train collided with a small truck, and brake device of the train malfunctioned. Then train continued for 4 km and derailed.[citation needed]

KazakhstanEdit

  •   November 23, 2014 – A truck/lorry, which was unable to stop because of black ice, was hit by two trains at a crossing. the truck/lorry driver was killed on the second impact and four cars from the freight train derailed; the wreck was caught on security video.[53]

KenyaEdit

  •   August 17, 2000 – 6 die in Kisumu, after a freight train hits a packed bus on a busy level crossing during the morning rush hour.[citation needed]

MexicoEdit

  •   1975 – Cuautitlan level crossing accident — A Mexico CityCiudad Juárez passenger train smash into an express bus, at least twenty-nine people died and thirty-two people were injured on February 8, 1975.[citation needed]
  •   January 17, 1977 – Tianepantla level crossing disaster — A passenger train smashed into a local bus, at least forty-two people were killed.[citation needed]
  •   August 15, 1982 – Tula level crossing disaster — an express bus hit by Nuevo Laredo-Mexico City passenger train, at least twenty-three people were killed and thirty-two people were injured.[citation needed]
  •   February 25, 1989 – Saltillo level crossing disaster — A passenger train smashed into a local bus, at least twenty-two people were killed.[citation needed]
  •   January 14, 1990 – Léon level crossing disaster — A local bus hit by a freight train, at least thirty-three people died and twenty-six people were injured.[citation needed]
  •   1997 – Mexico City a commuter train hit a fuel tanker at a crossing and later exploded killing at least 20 people; the explosion was recorded by a news helicopter.[54]
  •   December 2006 – Cuautilan level crossing disaster — A passenger bus hit by thirty-six cars of a freight train and killing at least twenty-eight, another fourteen were injured.[citation needed]

MoroccoEdit

  •   March 1, 2000 – Ksar el-Kebir – A train crashed into a tractor trailer that carried 50 agricultural workers – 36 killed and 10 injured – Accident was due to fog.[55]

The NetherlandsEdit

  •   February 17, 1944, Lisse – Truck with workers was pushed onto the crossing after a collision with another truck and was hit by train, 9 killed, many injured.[56]
  •   May 25, 1954, Zandbulten – Bus with wedding guests was hit by train, 6 dead and ca. 20 injured.[57][58]
  •   October 10, 1977 – IJsselmuiden – Car was hit by train on level crossing, 6 killed.[59]
  •   July 22, 1986 – Brummen – Van, transporting mentally disabled, gets hit by train on level crossing, 6 dead, 2 injured.[60][61]
  •   June 16, 2000, Klarenbeek – Car with caravan drove through a red light at a rail crossing and was struck by train, family of 5 killed.[62]
  •   February 23, 2016, Dalfsen train crash involving slow-moving elevated work platform on steel caterpillar tracks.

New ZealandEdit

  •   August 25, 1993 – Rolleston — A truck fails to stop for level crossing alarms and hits the side of a southbound Southerner express passenger train, killing three and seriously injuring seven.[63][64]
  •   March 22, 1997 – Trentham – A Wellington to Upper Hutt suburban service hits a car on a level crossing after the alarms and barrier arms failed to activate, injuring three people. The train driver had passed a signal at danger immediately before the crossing.[65]

PakistanEdit

  •   October 1987 – Moro level crossing disaster — At least 50 people died and 40 were injured, when a passenger train smashed into a bus.[citation needed]
  •   September 2003 – Malikwal level crossing disaster — A bus hit by Lalamusa-Surghuda local train, at least twenty-seven were killed and six injured.[citation needed]
  •   Mian Channun town, about 100 kilometres east of the central city of Multan in Punjab province – in fog – School bus – 9 killed and 18 injured.[66]

PolandEdit

  •   January 19, 1952. Seventeen people were killed after a train collided with a truck in Występa.[67]
  •   September 19, 1985. Six people were killed and fourteen were injured after a freight train collided with a city bus Jelcz PR110U in Olsztyn.[68][69]
  •   July 30, 2012. Nine people were killed and one person was seriously injured after a train and a minibus collided in the Polish town of Bratoszewice.[70]
  •   November 15, 2007. Two people were killed after a train collided with a truck, when the truck driver had ignored lights and KLD-40 type bells in Poledno.[71]

PortugalEdit

  •   May 2, 1938. In Viana do Castelo, at 00.15 AM, on the Gontim street level crossing, a train crashed into an open-box lorry that carried more of forty people that returned from celebrations of the Labour Day. 28 of them were killed and seventeen injured.[72]
  •   April 26, 1984. Terronho crossing, Recarei, Paredes – 07:30 AM – Train-Bus collision – 17 killed and over 20 injured.[73]

RussiaEdit

  •   Voronezhskay level crossing disaster — At least 21 people were dead and six were injured, when a bus carrying factory workers hit by Mineralnye VodyKrasnodar passenger train on January 21, 2006.[citation needed]
  •   6 October 2017 - A train travelling from St. Petersburg to Nizhny-Novgorod collided with a bus at a level crossing in the city of Vladimir, killing 16 people. The bus was suspected to have been stalled due to an engine malfunction.[74]

SlovakiaEdit

South AfricaEdit

South KoreaEdit

  •   January 1954 – Osan level crossing disaster — A truck, carrying an army infantry school, smashed into local passenger train, at least 56 people died and many were injured in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do.[citation needed]
  •   October 1970 – Onyang level crossing disaster — A charter bus was hit by an express train and at least 42 people were killed.[citation needed]

Soviet UnionEdit

  •   June 11, 1989 – Kamenskaya Pogorelova level crossing disaster – An AdelerVoronezh passenger train was hit by a local bus, which killed 31 and injured 14 people. (Present day of Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine)[citation needed]
  •   July 7, 1990 – Petrozavodsk level crossing disaster. A local bus service from Padozero to Petrozavodsk collided with a suburban train on the Petrozavodsk-Suoyarvi route on the 14th km of the A133. In total 33 of the 80 passengers on the bus were killed. The 11th of July was declared a day of mourning in the Karelian ASSR.[citation needed]

SpainEdit

  •   December 19, 1929 – Gelida level crossing accident – Gelida (Barcelona) – Bus-train collision – 17 killed and 8 injured.[77][78]
  •   April 17, 1930 – Gilet level crossing accident – Gilet (Valencia) – Bus-train collision – 13 killed and 20 injured.[79]
  •   June 10, 1934 – La Pola de Gordon crossing accident – La Pola de Gordón (León) – Bus-train collision – 20 killed and 11 injured.[80]
  •   June 30, 1965 – El Arahal crossing accident – El Arahal (Seville) – Bus-train collision – 12 killed and 30 injured [81]
  •   December 21, 1978 – Munoz level crossing disaster – Munoz, La Fuente de San Esteban (Salamanca) – A bus carrying school children hit by a Salamanca-bound locomotive, thirty-two people were killed and fifty-six people were injured.[82][83]
  •   September 24, 1980 – Vara de Quart level crossing disaster – Vara de Quart, Xirivella (Valencia) – A Valencia-Madrid express train smashed into a local bus, which killed 25 and injured 28 people.[84]
  •   March 25, 1988 – Juneda level crossing accident – Juneda (Lleida/Lérida) – Schoolbus-train collision – 15 killed and 23 injured.[85]
  •   January 3, 2001 – Lorca level crossing accident – Lorca (Province of Murcia) – Van-train collision – 12 killed and 2 injured.[86]

Sri LankaEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

  •   12 September 1982 – A bus that was carrying German tourists collided with a train on a level crossing near Zürich, Switzerland, killing 39. The barriers were not closed, because the operator pressed a wrong button. Only two passengers survived the crash.[87]

TaiwanEdit

  •   March 11, 1961 – 27 killed, 15 injured when a south-bound passenger train (#3001 Diesel Limited Express) smashed into a truck carrying soldiers at level crossing between Linfengyin (林鳳營) and Longtien (隆田), Tainan [88]
  •   July 8, 1961 – 48 killed, 28 injured when a south-bound passenger train (#11 Limited Express) smashed into a bus at level crossing in Minxong (民雄), Chiayi.[89]
  •   April 21, 1976 – Tacheng level crossing disaster – South-bound passenger train (#33 Kuan-kuang Limited Express; Kuan-kuang Hao) smashed into a bus carrying high school students in Dacun (大村), Changhua, which killed 40 and injured 42 people.[90]
  •   March 8, 1981 – Hsinchu level crossing disaster — At least thirty people died and 131 people were injured, when a north-bound passenger train (#1002 Tzu-chiang Limited Express, Tzu-chiang Hao) smashed into a truck at the south shore of the Toucian River, Hsinchu.[91]
  •   December 20, 1990 – Lujhu (Luzhu, 路竹) level crossing disaster — At least twenty-five people were killed and thirty-two people injured when a north-bound train (#1020 Tzu-chiang Limited Express) smashed into a tour bus.[92]

TanzaniaEdit

  •   Nov. 6 – Twelve people died and others were injured when a bus collided with a train at Kiberege in Tanzania's eastern region. Six men, four women and two girls. The bus driver, who crossed without taking precautions, ran away after the incident.[93]

ThailandEdit

  •   Korat level crossing disaster — At least forty were killed and thirty-nine were injured, when an overcrowded bus was hit by an express train in Nakhon Ratchasima in July 1967.[citation needed]
  •   Takhli level crossing disaster — A track slammed into the side of a Lopburi−Pitsanulok passenger train, at least twenty-seven were killed in May 1988.[citation needed]

TurkmenistanEdit

  •   Keshi level crossing disaster – At least 40 people were killed when a bus was hit by a diesel locomotive train in the outskirts of Ashgabat on September 19, 1998.[citation needed]

UkraineEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

VietnamEdit

ZaireEdit

See alsoEdit

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