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In 2017 there were 15 deaths and 7 serious injuries with most of these being trespassers on a rail track or a motor vehicle versus rail vehicle collision at a level crossing.


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Core dashboard information


Rail deaths and injuries by type

Nature of data

Primary source

KiwiRail and other rail operators

Custodian of data NZ Transport Agency
URL 2009-2017: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rail-safety-statistics/
1994-2008: previously unpublished data from Ministry of Transport, Rail Incident Database
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data


Next Update August