1989 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1989.
- February 27 – MARC service in Bowie, Maryland, is moved to Bowie State station at Bowie State University, which had room for a large park-and-ride lot and more direct access to Route 197.
- March 1 - The Abbeville-Grimes Railway (a predecessor of the Bay Line Railroad) begins operations between its namesake cities in Alabama.
- April 1 – Seibu Railway's Chichibu Line extension to connect with the Chichibu Railway's Chichibu Main Line opens in Japan.
- September 1
- September 3 – A first section of Istanbul Metro Line M1, Aksaray to Kocatepe route officially regular operation service to start in Turkey.
- September 17 - The Grand Canyon Railway officially reopens and carries passengers to the Grand Canyon National Park for the first time since 1968.
- October 29 - The Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street, Roosevelt Island and 21st Street – Queensbridge stations on the New York City Subway's 63rd Street Lines open.
- December 1 - The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad is merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
- December - Passenger service over the South Shore Line is taken over by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.
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- The St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad is formed from the sale of Canadian National Railway's Berlin Subdivision.
- Ferrovie dello Stato (Italy) introduces ETR 450 trains between Rome and Milan, the first production Fiat Ferroviaria Pendolinos in regular passenger service.
- Michael R. Haverty is promoted to president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, succeeding W. John Swartz.
- March 4 - The Purley station rail crash in Croydon, near London, leaves five dead and 94 injured.
- March 6 - In the Glasgow Bellgrove rail crash, one passenger and the driver of one train are killed when two British Rail Class 303 commuter trains collide just east of Bellgrove station in the East End of Glasgow.
- May 12 - The San Bernardino Train Disaster occurs in San Bernardino, California, leaving six dead.
- June 4 - Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 645 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.
- November 15 - William N. Deramus III, president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1949-1957, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1957-1961, Kansas City Southern Railway 1961-1973, dies (b. 1915).
- December 6 - C.L. Dellums, cofounder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (b. 1900).
- December 26 - Buck Crump, president of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, 1955–1964 and 1966 (b. 1904).
- Norsk Jernbaneklubb (1994). Banedata '94 (in Norwegian). ISBN 82-90286-15-5.
- "Bowie Railroad Museum". City of Bowie. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- Baer, Christopher T. (April 2015). "A GENERAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE SUCCESSORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY AND THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT: 1980-89" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society.
- "Mellunkylän alueellinen kehittämissuunnitelma" (PDF) (in Finnish). City of Helsinki. 15 February 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- es:Tren ligero de Guadalajara#Se concreta el proyecto (Spanish language) Retrieved January 13, 2017.
- M1 (Istanbul Metro) Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- Bianchi, Curt (May 1995). "By steam to the Grand Canyon". Trains: 38–45.
- New York City Transit (2015). "New York City Transit – History and Chronology". Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- Vantuono, William C. (January 2001). "Mike Haverty, Railroader of the Year". Railway Age. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2005-03-25.