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Summaries of Major Railway Accident and Incident Reports

Date of Occurrence Date of Publication Accident / Serious Incident Operator Type of Accident Line Section Summary
(Including probable causes)
2016.07.29 2016.12.15 Accident East Japan Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Kunisada station and Iwajuku station, single track, Ryomo Line English
Japanese
2016.06.10 2016.12.15 Accident Tarumi Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Itonuki station and Motosu station, single track, Tarumi Line English
Japanese
2016.04.16 2016.11.24 Accident Kyushu Railway Company Train derailment In the premises of Akamizu station, Hohi Line English
Japanese
2016.03.20 2016.11.24 Accident Ryutetsu Co., Ltd. Level crossing accident Between Koya station and Koganejoshi station, single track, Nagareyama Line English
Japanese
2016.03.03 2016.07.28 Accident Nagano Electric Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Zenkojishita station and Hongo station, double track, Nagano Line English
Japanese
2015.12.31 2016.12.15 Accident Shikoku Railway Company Train derailment In the premises of Orange-town station, single track, Kotoku Line English
Japanese
2015.11.14 2016.07.28 Accident Kyushu Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Minamikata station and Kibana station, single track, Nichinan Line English
Japanese
2015.10.29 2016.09.29 Accident Minami-Aso Railway Co., Ltd. Train derailment In the premises of Nakamatsu station, single track, Takamori Line English
Japanese
2015.10.11 2016.11.24 Accident Nagasaki Electric Tramway Co., Ltd. Vehicle derailment Between Suwajinja-Mae tram stop and Kokaido-Mae tram stop, double track, Sakuramachi branch Line English
Japanese
2015.08.26 2016.03.31 Accident West Japan Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Shiraichi station and Nishitakaya station, double track, San-yo Line English
Japanese
2015.08.08 2016.06.30 Accident West Japan Railway Company Other accidents with casualties Between Kokura station and Hakata station, San-yo Shinkansen Line English
Japanese
2015.08.08 2016.06.30 Accident Hokkaido Railway Company Others In the premises of Yakumo station, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2015.06.30 2016.06.30 Accident Central Japan Railway Company Train fire Between Shin-Yokohama station and Odawara station, double track, Tokaido Shinkansen Line English
Japanese
2015.06.19 2016.04.28 Accident Toyama Chihou Tetsudou Inc. Level crossing accident Between Chigozuka station and Tazoe station, single track, Tateyama Line English
Japanese
2015.05.22 2016.06.30 Serious Incident Kyushu Railway Company Others In the premises of Hizen-Ryuo station, Nagasaki Line English
Japanese
2015.05.17 2015.12.17 Serious Incident Hokkaido Railway Company Others In the premises of Yakumo station, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2015.04.12 2016.07.28 Serious Incident East Japan Railway Company Facilities damage Between Kanda station and Akihabara station, Tohoku Line (Yamanote Line) English
Japanese
2015.02.17 2016.02.25 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train collision In the premises of Sapporo Freight Terminal station, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2015.02.13 2016.03.31 Accident West Japan Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Nishiachi station and Shin-Kurashiki station, double track, San-yo Line English
Japanese
2015.01.25 2016.01.28 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train derailment Between Uzen-Numazawa station and Tenoko station, single track, Yonesaka Line English
Japanese
2015.01.24 2016.04.28 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train derailment Between Kuwanohara signal station and Inariyama station, single track, Shinonoi Line English
Japanese
2014.12.18 2015.08.27 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train Derailment Between Kuwanohara signal station and Inariyama station, single track, Shinonoi Line English
Japanese
2014.10.27 2015.05.28 Accident Kanto Railway Co., Ltd. Level crossing accident Between Sodo station and Shimotsuma station, single track, Joso Line English
Japanese
2014.10.03 2015.04.23 Accident Kyushu Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Buzen Kawasaki station and Nishi-Soeda station, single track, Hita Hikosan Line English
Japanese
2014.09.26 2015.10.29 Serious Incident East Japan Railway Company Vehicle damage In Ohnagaya tunnel, between Igashima station and Higashi-Gejo station, single track, Banetsu West Line English
Japanese
2014.09.02 2015.09.17 Accident West Japan Railway Company Train derailment, accompanied by level crossing accident Between Kinomoto station and Takatsuki station, double track, Hokuriku Line English
Japanese
2014.07.11 2014.11.27 Accident Ryutetsu Co., Ltd. Train derailment, accompanied by level crossing accident Between Kogane-Joshi Station and Koya Station, Nagareyama Line English
Japanese
2014.06.22 2015.12.17 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment Between Izumisawa station and Satsukari station, single track, Esashi Line English
Japanese
2014.06.21 2015.07.30 Accident Kyushu Railway Company Train Derailment Between Satsuma Imaizumi station and Nukumi station, single track, Ibusuki Makurazaki Line English
Japanese
2014.06.09 2015.01.29 Accident Kanto Railway Co., Ltd. Level crossing accident Between Daiho station and Tobanoe station, single track, Joso Line English
Japanese
2014.04.12 2014.10.30 Accident Central Japan Railway Company Level crossing accident Between Ina-Kamisato station and Moto-Zenkoji station, single track, Iida Line English
Japanese
2014.03.16 2014.10.30 Accident Amagi Tetsudou Co., Ltd. Train derailment accompanied with level crossing accident In the premises of Nishi-Tachiarai station in Amagi Line English
Japanese
2014.02.23 2015.04.23 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train Derailment In the premises of Kawasaki station, Tokaido Line (Keihin Tohoku Line) English
Japanese
2014.02.15 2015.05.28 Accident Tokyu Corporation Train Collision In the premises of Motosumiyoshi station, Toyoko Line English
Japanese
2014.02.13 2014.08.29 Accident Kyushu Railway Co., Ltd. Train Derailment Between Amagase station and Sugikawachi station, single track, Kyudai Line English
Japanese
2014.01.11 2015.05.28 Accident Choshi Dentetsu Co., Ltd. Train Derailment In the premises of Kasagami Kurohae station, Choshi Dentetsu Line English
Japanese
2013.12.28 2015.11.26 Accident Isumi Railway Co., Ltd. Train Derailment Between Nishihata station and Kazusa Nakano station, single track, Isumi Line English
Japanese
2013.11.24 2015.01.29 Accident Oigawa Railway Co., Ltd. Train Derailment In the premises of Ikawa station, Ikawa Line English
Japanese
2013.11.05 2014.11.27 Accident Kyushu Railway Co., Ltd. Level crossing accident Shinbori-Kendo level crossing, class one level crossing, in the premises of Takahashi station, Sasebo Line English
Japanese
2013.09.19 2015.01.29 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment In the premises of Onuma station, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2013.09.17 2014.07.30 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train Derailment In the premises of Sagamiko station, Chuo Line English
Japanese
2013.08.17 2015.12.17 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment Between Yakumo station and Yamakoshi station, double track, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2013.07.31 2014.05.30 Accident Nagasaki Electric Tramway Co., Ltd. Vehicle derailment, accompanied by the accident against road traffic Between Tsuki-Machi stop and Shiminbyoin-Mae stop, Oura Branch Line English
Japanese
2013.07.06 2015.04.23 Serious Incident Hokkaido Railway Company Vehicle damage In the premises of Yamasaki station, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2013.05.28 2014.10.30 Accident Kobe Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Train Derailment In the premises of Arimaguchi station, Sanda Line English
Japanese
2013.04.07 2015.06.25 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train Derailment, accompanied by level crossing accident In the premises of Chigasaki station, Tokaido Line English
Japanese
2013.03.02 2014.04.25 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train Derailment Between Jinguji station and Kariwano station, Ou Line English
Japanese
2013.02.13 2015.01.29 Accident Keio Corporation Other accidents with casualties In the premises of Musashinodai station, Keio Line English
Japanese
2013.02.12 2014.06.27 Accident Sanyo Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Train derailment, accompanied with level crossing accident Between Iho station and Arai station, Main Line English
Japanese
2013.02.04 2014.08.29 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train fire Between Tsukuda station and Iwamoto station, double track, Joetsu Line English
Japanese
2013.01.07 2014.07.25 Serious Incident Hokkaido Railway Company Vehicle damage Between Tsunetoyo signal station and Kami-Atsunai station, single track, Nemuro Line English
Japanese
2012.10.14 2014.05.30 Accident Kyushu Railway Company Train Derailment In the premises of Kagoshima-Chuo station, Kagoshima Line English
Japanese
2012.09.24 2013.09.27 Accident Keikyu Corporation Train Derailment Between Oppama Station and Taura Station, Main Line English
Japanese
2012.09.11 2015.12.17 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment Between Kamaya station and Izumisawa station, Esashi Line English
Japanese
2012.07.28 2013.06.26 Accident Toyama Chiho Railroad Co., Ltd. Train Derailment Between Kosugi Station and Kamihori Station, Kamitaki Line English
Japanese
2012.04.26 2014.07.25 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train derailment Between Izumisawa station and Kamaya station, single track, Esashi Line English
Japanese
2012.02.29 2014.07.25 Accident Hokkaido Railway Company Train Derailment In the premises of Yakumo Station, Hakodate Line English
Japanese
2011.12.24 2013.02.22 Accident Seibu Railway Co., Ltd. Train Derailment In Higashi-murayama Station, Seibuen Line English
Japanese
2011.06.14 2012.11.30 Serious Incident Hokkaido Railway Company Dangerous damage in facilities Sekisho Line English
Japanese
2011.05.27 2013.05.31 Accident Hokkaido Railway Company Train Derailment At Seifuzan Signal Station, Sekisho Line English
Japanese
2011.03.11 2013.02.22 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train Derailment In Sendai Station, Tohoku Shinkansen Line English
Japanese
2011.03.11 2012.09.28 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment Between Hamayoshida and Yamashita stations, Joban Line English
Japanese
2011.03.10 2012.06.29 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment Between Kuzumi and Namegawa stations, Narita Line English
Japanese
2011.02.01 2012.02.24 Accident East Japan Railway Company Level crossing accident At Daikonbara level crossing, Iiyama Line English
Japanese
2010.12.17 2012.01.27 Accident West Japan Railway Company Other accidents with casualties On the premises of Maiko station, San-yo Line English
Japanese
2010.10.21 2011.09.30 Serious Incident Nagasaki Electric Tramway Co., Ltd. Incorrect management of safety block Between Oura-kaigan-dori Stop and Oura-tenshudo-shita tram Stop, the Oura Branch Line English
Japanese
2010.06.17 2011.09.30 Serious Incident Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. Violating closure section for construction Between Nishitetsu-Wataze Station and Nishitetsu-Ginsui Station, the Tenjin-Omuta Line English
Japanese
2010.03.15 2011.10.28 Serious Incident Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau Incorrect management of safety block Within the Kadoma-minami Station premises, Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau Subway Line 7 (Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line) English
Japanese
2009.12.19 2011.01.28 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment Between Sotaro Station and Ichitana Station (single line), the Nippo Line English
Japanese
2009.09.09 2011.02.25 Accident Japan Freight Railway Company Train Derailment In the Suita signal station, the Tokaido Line English
Japanese
2008.02.24 2009.06.26 Accident Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd. Heavy property loss without casualties In the premises of Nishi-Kamakura station, Enoshima Line English
Japanese
2006.09.17 2008.05.30 Accident Kyushu Railway Co., Ltd. Train derailment In the premises of Minami-Nobeoka, Nippo Line English
Japanese
2006.04.14 2008.02.29 Accident Yurikamome Inc. Train derailment In the premises of Fune-no-kagakukan station, Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line English
Japanese
2005.12.25 2008.04.02 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train derailment Between Sagoshi station and Kita-Amarume station, Uetsu Line English
Japanese
2005.04.25 2007.06.28 Accident West Japan Railway Company Train Derailment Between Tsukaguchi Station and Amagasaki Station, Fukuchiyama Line English
Japanese
2005.03.02 2007.07.27 Accident Tosakuroshio Railway Co., Ltd. Train derailment In the premises of Sukumo station, Sukuko Line English
Japanese
2004.10.23 2007.11.30 Accident East Japan Railway Company Train derailment Between Urasa station and Nagaoka station, Joetsu Shinkansen Line English
Japanese

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