Accidents, Injuries and Fatalities on U.S. Transit Rail Systems

From 2002 to 2009, transit rail accidents on major subways, light rails and metros have been on the rise, according to the Federal Transit Administration. Using data from the National Transit Database, this interactive graphic shows chances of being in an accident on transit rail systems across the country.

Zoom in to see more detailed accident data.

Select a specific type of transit rail.

Unmanned Metro & Subway
Metro & Subway
Cable Tram
Light Rail

Use slider to select average number of miles traveled in a week to determine chances of an accident.

50 miles

Source: Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database
Reported by Ben Giles; produced by Micah Jamison / NEWS21