NSW rail safety occurrence data
Accredited rail transport operators are required by law to notify ITSR of certain railway safety incidents.
ITSR compiles this information according to a national occurrence classification scheme (OC-G1) and reports the data as an industry-wide summary. It analyses data and uses it to guide its regulatory activity.
Some differences may occur between the NSW rail safety occurrence data reported by ITSR and the national data published by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The following important features account for these differences:
- The ATSB uses normalising data (e.g. network size and track distances travelled) to take into account differences in the size of each state and territory’s rail operations, where measures of such differences are available.
- NSW data reported by ITSR include occurrence notifications from all accredited operators in NSW where the ATSB data exclude occurrences associated with monorail and light rail.
- All NSW data reported by ITSR is classified according to OC-G1 where the ATSB data is classified according to this scheme from July 2008 onwards.
- The grading of injury severity under OC-G1 is problematic and different definitions of serious injury are being used by different operators and jurisdictions. Serious injury data is currently not of sufficient quality for publication.
- All states and territories have ongoing programs to identify and fill gaps in historical data, validate data received and update the classification of specific incidents in line with new information received. Numbers reported here may change in the future.
Follow these links to the latest published NSW rail safety occurrence data: