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England and Wales

4,493 7,446 112 200 12,251 2,254 6,360 8,614 185,180,932 503,982,893

1,737

Scotland

1,108

2,845 950 644 1,594 26,792,589 43,160,416

1878

1,713

Ireland

549

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TOTAL 7,943 9,103 113 200 17,359 3,209 7,078 10,287 222,376,114 565,024,455

England and Wales 4,558

7,637

122 230 12,547 2,380 6,802 9,182 188,224,342 503,652,787

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1,750

2,864
1,114

676

1,656 27,140,428 42,677,706

1879 Ireland

80

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94 174 10,487,072 16,402,397

TOTAL 8,025 9,318 123 230 17,696 3,440 7,572 1 11,012

225,851,842 562,732,890
* The Act of Parliament under which the returns are made, from which I † The accidents arising in the working of the railways include :-
these particulars are extracted, does not require the Companies to distin- Collisions between passenger-trains or parts of passenger trains.
guish the length of the treble and quadruple lines, so that the number of Collisions between passenger-trains and goods or mineral-trains,
miles may not be quite correct.

engines, and vehicles standing foul of the line.

Collisions between goods trains or parts of goods trains.

Collisions between light engines.

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TABLE No. 2.

PER-CENTAGE of LENGTH of Line open for all Public Traffic worked on the Absolute Telegraphic Block

System, at the End of each of the Years 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, and 1879, and Per-centage of Accidents arising in the Working of the Railways from Collisions in each of the same Years.

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RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.

RET URNS

OF

ACCIDENTS AND CASUALTIES

AS REPORTED TO THE BOARD OF TRADE BY THE SEVERAL RAILWAY COMPANIES

IN THE UNITED KINGDOM,

During the Year ending 31st December 1879,

In pursuance of the Regulation of Railways Act (1871), 34 & 35 Vict. cap. 78;

TOGETHER WITH

REPORTS OF THE INSPECTING OFFICERS OF THE RAILWAY DEPARTMENT TO THE BOARD OF TRADE

UPON

CERTAIN ACCIDENTS

Which were inquired into.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

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LONDON:
PRINTED BY GEORGE EDWARD EYRE AND WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE,

PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE. (C.—2486.] Price 78. 6d.

1880,

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SUMMARY of ACCIDENTS and CASUALTIES reported to the BOARD of Trade during the twelve

months ending 31st December 1879 TABLES:

No. 1. General Total.--Number of Persons reported as killed or injured on the Railways of the

United Kingdom, distinguishing between Passengers, Servants of the Companies or of Con-
tractors, and other Persons; and distinguishing also in the case of the two former Classes
between Accidents caused by accidents to trains, rolling-stock, permanent-way, &c., and

Accidents happening otherwise
No. 2. Number of Persons reported as killed or injured in the United Kingdom, by the tra-

velling of trains or the movement of vehicles used exclusively upon Railways, distinguishing
between Passengers, Servants of Railway Companies, and other Persons; and classifying as

far as practicable the Nature and Causes of the Accidents occasioning the Death or Injury
No. 3. Accidents to Trains, Rolling-Stock, Permanent-Way, &c. on the Railways in the United

Kingdom, distinguishing the different Classes of Accidents, and the Number of Passengers and

others, and of Servants of Railway Companies, killed or injured in each Class of Accident
No. 4. Accidents to Trains, Rolling Stock, Permanent-Way, &c. on the Railways in the United

Kingdom, distinguishing the different Classes of Accidents, the different Railways on which
the same bave occurred, and the Number of Passengers and others, and of Servants of Railway

Companies, killed or injured on each Railway by those Accidents
No. 5. Number of Servants of Railway Companies and Contractors reported as killed or

injured on the Railways in the United Kingdom, by the travelling of trains or the movement
of vehicles used exclusively upon Railways, distinguishing the Number which have occurred
on each Railway or System of Railway, and classifying as far as practicable the Nature and

Causes of the Accidents occasioning the Death or Injury
No. 6. Table showing the different occupations of Servants of Railway Companies and Con-

tractors who were killed or injured, and classifying their injuries as far as practicable
No. 7. Number of Persons reported as having been killed or injured whilst upon the Companies'

premises, by accidents in which the movements of vehicles used exclusively upon Railways was
not concerned, distinguishing between Passengers, Servants of Companies, and other Persons;
and classifying as far as practicable the Nature and Causes of the Accidents occasioning the

Death or Injury
No. 8. Comparative Table for the Years 1876, 1877, 1878, and 1879

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REPORTS ON ACCIDENTS INQUIRED INTO

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