1981 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1981.

Events[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 21 – MBTA discontinues passenger train service to Rhode Island.
  • February 26 – A TGV Sud-Est (trainset no. 16) breaks the world record for rail speed at 380 km/h (236 mph)[1] between Courcelles-Frémois (Côte-d'Or) and Dyé (Yonne), France.

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 6 – In the Bihar train disaster, a passenger train carrying 800 or more passengers between Mansi and Saharsa, India, derailed and plunged into the Bagmati river while it was crossing a bridge. Estimates of the death toll range from 500 to 800.

July[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Accidents[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

May deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TGV Paris – Sud Est". Thomas Cook Continental Timetable, September 27–edition of October 31, 1981, p. 65.
  2. ^ "The business car" (PDF). Canadian Rail (360): 26–27. January 1982. 
  • (February 2005) Trains Timeline, Trains Magazine, p. 9