Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupTransportation accident
Event TypeRail
PlaceToronto ON
Event Start DateAugust 11, 1995
Event End DateAugust 11, 1995
CommentsToronto ON, August 11, 1995. Two Toronto Transit Commission subway trains collided underground between two stations. Three commuters were killed and 140 other riders were injured. Problems with driver training and communications contributed to the accident. A rookie driver drove through three red lights and the fail-safe breaking system failed. The northbound train then rammed into another train which had stopped because of a faulty signal. The subway line was closed for eight and a half days.
Injured / Infected140
Estimated Total CostUnknown
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0