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


Completed with Danish report and supplementary booklet.


For further information please contact the Centre for Suicide Research at info@cfsmail.dk.

This page was last updated at 01/02/2019