Definition: Category of person in railway accident statistics
- Rail passenger: Any person, excluding members of the train crew, who makes a trip by rail. For accident statistics, passengers trying to embark/disembark onto/from a moving train are included :
- Employees (staff of contractors and self-employed contractors are included): Any person whose employment is in connection with a railway and is at work on duty at the time of the accident. It includes the crew of the train and persons handling rolling stock and infrastructure installations
- Level crossing users: Persons using a level crossing to cross the railway line by any mean of transportation or by foot
- Unauthorized persons on railway premises: Any persons present in railway premises where such presence is forbidden, with the exception of level crossing users.
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009