Rail accident investigation costs

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like information relating to the following for the financial years 2006-7, 2007-8 and 2008-9 (or the nearest equivalent periods)

1. The total number of rail transport collisions/accidents/incidents investigated

2. The number of the above involving standard gauge heavy rail systems or operations (excluding heritage railways)

3. The number of the above relating to tramways.

4. The number of the above relating to other light railway systems (excluding heritage railways)

5. The number of the above relating to standard gauge heritage railways

6. The number of the above relating to other heritage railways

7. The total number of accidents/collisions/incidents on inland waterways (including Bristol Floating Harbour and similar).

8. The total and average amount of money spent (including any recoverable costs, but not including any prosecutions) on investigations in each of the above categories.

9. The total and average amount of time (in terms of person-hours) spent on investigations in each of the above categories.

If the figures are not easily available in this format, what I am interested in is the average cost per investigation for each of the modes of transport in terms of money and time. If your figures are not broken down into the categories above then I will accept a breakdown into similar categories with a definition of each category.

Please could you provide the information in Open Document spreadsheet format (.ods).

Yours faithfully,

Chris McKenna

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Sir/Madam

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Regards,

Department for Transport
Information Rights Unit
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Will Dawson, Department for Transport

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Will Dawson

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Attention Chris McKenna

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Yours sincerely

Will Dawson

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