Between 2015 and 2018, there was an average of 77 accidents and 30 deaths per year at railway crossings. In recent years this has increased. In 2019, there were 86 accidents which resulted in 64 injuries and 34 deaths. In October 2020, there was a serious accident when a freight train hit a tour bus at an unmanned crossing in Chachoengsao. Eighteen people were killed.

According to the latest statistics, there are 2,684 railway crossings in Thailand. Out of these, 621 are illegal crossings or short-cuts created by locals, where accidents are more frequent.

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