Railway suicides

Railway suicides – reactions of the engine driver and the conductor and also characteristics of the persons who commit railway suicide


In recent years, railway suicides have received much attention. On that background, DSB (The Danish State-owned Railway Company) and the Centre for Suicide Research have initiated a research project.


The purpose of the project is:

  • to prevent suicidal behaviour among citizens
  • to examine the consequences for the personnel involved in a railway suicide
  • to examine the consequences for the engine driver who have run over someone


A Triangular research method:

  • Register-based research
  • Questionnaire-survey
  • interview study


Ongoing. Initiated the 1st of October 2017.


For further information contact Director of Centre, Ph.D. Lilian Zoellner on email lz@cfsmail.dk.

Udgivet den 26. October 2017