2012 in rail transport

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This article lists events related to rail transport that are currently scheduled to occur in 2012. Please be aware that the actual dates that these events occur on may differ substantially from what is shown here.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • China January 9 - Shenyang Metro Line 2 opened.
  • Singapore January 14 – The Marina Bay Extension of the Circle MRT Line in Singapore opens for service.[1]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • Canada August 27 – Construction is completed on the north east extension of Calgary Alberta's light rail transit system, the C-Train. The extension has added 2 new stations in northeast Calgary at Martindale and Saddletowne, adding several kilometers of track to the system.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Industry awards[edit]

Japan[edit]

Awards presented by the Japan Railfan Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musfirah, Hetty (November 28, 2011). "Bayfront, Marina Bay stations on CCL to begin soon". channelnewsasia.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (April 16, 2012). "Caltrain downtown extension gets top billing for top dollar". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hymon, Steve. "More on the Expo Line opening". The Source. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kuul, Marek (May 27, 2012). "Gorail taasavas Tallinna-Peterburi rongiliini". ERR (in Estonian). Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink line to Oldham opens today". Transport for Greater Manchester. June 13, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Green Line To The River District". Sacramento Regional Transit District. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sacramento Green Line Open". Light Rail Transit Association. June 16, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Miami-Dade Transit. "AirportLink Schedule". Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Redden, Jim (September 20, 2012). "Track Town heads east: Streetcar's new eastside loop already spurring development". Portland Tribune. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled" (Press release). Department for Transport. October 3, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ Doughton, Sandi (October 6, 2012). "Lakewood area celebrates arrival of Sounder service". Seattle Times. Retrieved December 6, 2102. 
  12. ^ "World's fastest railway in frigid regions starts operation". English.news.cn. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/20121203-dart-blue-line-launches-long-awaited-rail-service-in-rowlett.ece
  14. ^ Kirby, Dean (December 12, 2012). "Shaw and Crompton Metrolink trams start this Sunday". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ Ibukun, Yinka (December 22, 2012). "Nigeria railroad project connects 2 major cities". The Big Story. Associated Press. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Nigeria reopened railway tracks connecting Lagos to Kano". Nile TV International. December 23, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "京广高铁拟12月下旬开通届时广州直达北京最快约8小时,二等座票价估计近千元" [Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway to be opened in late December]. Xinxi Shibao (信息时报). November 21, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ Chen, Stephen (December 15, 2012). "Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed line to open on December 26". South China Morning Post. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 

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