2014 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that are currently scheduled to occur in 2014. Please be aware that the actual dates that these events occur on may differ substantially from what is shown here.
- January 1 – Carl Ice assumes position as CEO of BNSF Railway, replacing the former CEO Matt Rose, who assumed position as Chief Operating Officer.
- January 2 – Canadian Pacific Railway announces the sale of 660 miles (1,060 km) of their Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern subsidiary to Genesee & Wyoming, who will operate it as the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad. The sale, expected to close in mid-2014, includes the mainline from Tracy, Minnesota to Rapid City, South Dakota plus some branch lines.
- – Reopening of Saint Paul Union Depot in Minnesota to regularly scheduled train traffic. The depot last saw trains on 30 April 1971, the day before Amtrak began operation.
- March 23 – A Chicago 'L' train overruns the bumper at O'Hare subway station, injuring 32. See: O'Hare CTA station train crash
- March 27 – Expected opening of the Inner West Light Rail service in Sydney.
- May 1 – SunRail's commuter service in Greater Orlando, Florida, started service.
- May 9 – United States Department of Labor commemorates the contributions of Chinese railroad workers who helped build the railroad by adding them to the Labor Hall of Honor
- June 14 – Expected opening of the Green Line light rail service in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota.
- June 26 – The Fulton Center, in New York City, will open.
- July 26 - The new WMATA Silver Line opens for passenger service in the Washington D.C. area. Construction of the Metro's 6th new rapid transit route included 11.8 miles of new trackway and 5 stations at McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle - Reston East. Silver Line trains operate between Reston, VA and Largo Town Center Station on the Blue Line.
- – Virgin Trains' Intercity West Coast franchise expires.
- – First Group's ScotRail franchise, First ScotRail, expires.
Unknown date events
- – West Island Line is expected to be operated by the end of 2014.
- – Marina South MRT Station of the Marina Bay extension is expected to be completed.
- – North South MRT Line 1 km extension scheduled to open.
- – Expected opening of the Honam High Speed Railway as far as Gwangju.
- – Expected opening of the Panama Metro in Panama City, Panama; it will occur during the spring.
- "Canadian Pacific to sell west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern line to Genesee & Wyoming" (Press release). Canadian Pacific Railway. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- "Canadian Pacific reaches deal to sell western part of DM&E rail line". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Nickeas, Peter; Bowean, Lolly; Wronski, Richard; Geiger, Kim. "Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- Esposito, Stefano. "‘Automatic stop’ kicked in before CTA train crashed at O’Hare". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- Goudie, Chuck. "Train operator identified in Blue Line crash". Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- "Electric Trains - Questions". Auckland Transport. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "Free SunRail rides start Thursday". orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
- "METRO System - Metro Transit". Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "June14, 2014: Grand opening for METRO Green Line" (Press release). Metropolitan Council. January 22, 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- Osborne, Alistair; Thomas, Nathalie (5 Dec 2012). "Two-year extension for Virgin Rail after West Coast chaos". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Scotrail franchise extended until 2014". Holyrood. Retrieved 9 November 2011.[dead link]
- "COS 2012: Land Transport Updates". Ministry of Transpore. 7 Mar 2012.
- "Honam high speed line signalling contract awarded". Railway Gazette International. 8 Aug 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.