2007 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2007.

Events[edit]

January events[edit]

February events[edit]

March events[edit]

April events[edit]

May events[edit]

June events[edit]

  • FranceAustria June 8 – Last Orient Express through overnight service from Paris to Vienna runs.[16]
  • France June 10 – The first section of LGV Est, a high-speed rail line, opens in France. This coincides with improvements to the German rail network to cut travel times from Paris to Eastern France and Germany.
  • Switzerland June 15 – Revenue freight traffic starts to use the Lötschberg Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps.[17]
  • Australia June – $20m allocated for planning and land acquisition for the proposed Australian Inland Railway.

July events[edit]

  • Ghana July 1 – Kampac Oil of Dubai, as consortium leader, is awarded a construction and operation contract for a new railway line in Ghana connecting Takoradi 800 kilometres (500 mi) to Hamile. The contract, valued at US$1.6 billion, also includes the rehabilitation of a line between Takoradi and Kumasi as part of the Ghanaian government's plans to connect to northern Ghana.[18]
  • United Kingdom July 18 – Metronet, holder of the maintenance contract for a majority of the London Underground lines, seeks authority of the Mayor of London to go into Administration following a dispute about responsibility for cost overruns on its contract.[19]

August events[edit]

September events[edit]

October events[edit]

November events[edit]

December events[edit]

Unknown date events[edit]

Accidents[edit]

Deaths[edit]

February deaths[edit]

August deaths[edit]

December deaths[edit]

Industry awards[edit]

Japan[edit]

Awards presented by Japan Railfan Club

North America[edit]

2007 E. H. Harriman Awards[38]
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A Norfolk Southern Railway CSX Transportation BNSF Railway
B Kansas City Southern Railway Canadian Pacific Railway's United States subsidiary Long Island Rail Road
C Florida East Coast Railway Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad[39] BNSF Suburban Operation in Chicago
S&T Birmingham Southern Railroad Conrail Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

United Kingdom[edit]

Train Operator of the Year
  • 2007: (not yet announced)

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Moynihan, Stephen (January 30, 2007). "Soapy suds too much for trains in make-or-brake tests". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved February 2, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Saakashvili Speaks of Regional Railway, as Deal Signed". UNA-Georgia. February 7, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey sign agreement on new railroad". ITAR-TASS. February 7, 2007. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2007. 
  7. ^ Marowtis, Ross (February 13, 2007). "CN strike likely to continue over weekend". Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  8. ^ Pringle, Josh (February 11, 2007). "CN Rail Strike Won't Disrupt Service: Officials". CFRA. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  9. ^ "CN strike challenged: Railway files beef with labour board". Winnipeg Sun. February 11, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Alstom commits itself to the French very high speed rail programme" (Press release). Alstom. December 18, 2006. Retrieved February 4, 2007. 
  11. ^ "French high-speed TGV breaks world conventional rail-speed record". Deutsche Presse-Agentur (reprinted by Monsters and Critics). February 14, 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  12. ^ "FRA Administrator Denies DM&E Powder River Basin Loan Application Citing Unacceptable Risk to Federal Taxpayers" (Press release). United States Federal Railroad Administration. February 26, 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2007. [dead link]
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  15. ^ Gordon, Rachel (April 11, 2007). "Passengers left in lurch by T-Third's rough start / Muni metro mess: New streetcar line brings commuters delays, confusion and stress". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  16. ^ "'Hidden Europe' magazine e-news Issue 2007/15". June 7, 2007. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2007. 
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  18. ^ "Kampac wins Ghana railway contract". Khaleej Times. July 1, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2007. 
  19. ^ BBC News (July 18, 2007). "Metronet calls in administrators". Archived from the original on 26 August 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2007. 
  20. ^ Knowlman, Brian (Summer 2007). "What time's the next timetable?". National Railway Museum Review 120: 31–3. 
  21. ^ "Virgin loses Cross Country rail". BBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2010. 
  22. ^ Haigh, Philip (July 18–31, 2007). "HSTs to CrossCountry as Arriva wins £1.1bn deal". Rail 570: 6–7. 
  23. ^ "Introducing London Overground – a new era for London Rail" (Press release). Transport for London. September 5, 2006. Archived from the original on 10 June 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2007. [dead link]
  24. ^ Rail Merger All Set For December 2, 2007
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  26. ^ "Passenger services begin Tuesday December 18". Grand Central. December 18, 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2008. [dead link]
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  35. ^ Klein, Allison; Martin Weil (January 8, 2007). "Green Line Metro Train Derails; at Least 18 Hurt". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 February 2007. 
  36. ^ Man caught between subway train and safety doors dies in Shanghai – International Herald Tribune
  37. ^ Grace, Tom (August 10, 2007). "Railroad chairman Rich dies". The Daily Star. Retrieved August 10, 2007. [dead link]
  38. ^ "Railroad Employees Post Safest Year Ever in 2006" (Press release). Association of American Railroads. May 17, 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2007. [dead link]
  39. ^ "RailAmerica’s Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad Wins Harriman Award" (Press release). RailAmerica. May 18, 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2007. 
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