There were three derailments in rail services and a freight train to Kokkola collided with an excavator used in track work in July. In November a passenger train collided in Ylistaro at a level crossing with a lorry carrying corn.
A collision in Tampere during shunting involving several locomotives resulted in considerable damage to property.
There were 34 (48) level crossing accidents involving VR equipment. There were 2 (6) fatalities and 11 (12) persons were injured. One of the accidents resulted in serious injury as a boy on a bicycle was run over by a track work machine in Tornio.
The number of road accidents (230) fell from the previous year (303). The number of injuries (49) fell (51) and there were no fatalities.