1975 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1975.


February events[edit]

March events[edit]

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June events[edit]

  • June 6 – An overnight northbound passenger train from London, England, bound for Glasgow, Scotland, does not receive warning of a temporary speed restriction resulting in the Nuneaton rail crash.
  • June 8 – Two trains collide on a single-track stretch between Lenggries and Munich due to a dispatcher's error. Forty-one die and 122 are injured.

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December events[edit]

  • December 2 – A train hijacking takes place at the village of Wijster, the Netherlands. Activists wanted to endorse the Republik Maluku Selatan (RMS), a self-proclaimed republic in the Maluku Islands. Hostages Hans Braam, Leo Bulter and Bert Bierling were shot. The activists surrendered December 14, 1975.

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