Train Crash timeline

  • Staplehurst Rail Crash

    The Staplehurst rail crash was a railway accident at Staplehurst, Kent, England, which took place on 9 June 1865 and in which ten passengers were... Read more

  • Thirsk Rail Crash

    One of the saddest stories in all railway history is that of the Thirsk disaster of November 2, 1892, when through the mistake of a signalman the... Read more

  • Pere Marquette Railway Disaster

    Thirty-one persons were killed and more than seventy injured, many of them seriously, when a Pere Marquette excursion train bound from Ionia to... Read more

  • Tsurumi Rail Accident

    The Tsurumi rail accident occurred on November 9, 1963 between Tsurumi Station and Shin-Koyasu Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line in Yokohama, Japan,... Read more

  • Moorgate Tube Crash

    The Moorgate tube crash was a railway disaster on the London Underground, which occurred on Friday February 28th 1975 at 08.46 am. A southbound... Read more

  • Bihar Train Disaster

    In the Bihar train disaster on June 6, 1981, a passenger train carrying 800 or more passengers between Mansi and Saharsa, India derailed and... Read more

  • Datia Rail Accident

    The Datia train accident was a railroad accident that occurred on 3 October 2005 involving a passenger train near Datia in India's Madhya Pradesh... Read more

  • 71 Die in a Train Crash in Shandong, China

    The 2008 Shandong train collision (Chinese: “4·28”胶济铁路特别重大交通事故) was a major train collision that occurred on the morning of April 28, 2008, near... Read more

  • Two Metro trains collide in Washington D.C.

    Authorities say seven people have been killed and 70 injured in a subway train collision in Washington DC. The city's mayor Adrian Fenty held a... Read more

  • Gyaneshwari Express Derailment

    A day after a major train accident involving the Howrah-Kurla Jnaneswari Express and a goods train here, the death count rose to 141 on Saturday... Read more