1990 in rail transport
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This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1990.
- January 4 - Sukkur rail disaster in Pakistan kills 307 people
- January 15 - Via Rail discontinues Super Continental service and shifts The Canadian from its Canadian Pacific Railway to a Canadian National Railway route between Toronto and Vancouver, ending service to many cities and towns along the CP line, including Calgary and Regina.
- February 4 - The last Edmondson railway tickets are issued for regular travel on British Rail, by the agent for Pembrey station in Wales.
- March 7 - An accident on the Philadelphia subway near 30th Street Station, kills three and injures 150 people.
- March 30 – Keio Sagamihara Line, Chōfu to Hashimoto of Sagamihara route officially completed, and Moto-Yawata of Ichikawa・Shinjuku of Tokyo to Hashimoto of Sagamihara route direct commuter train service to start in Japan.
- May 6 - Cowan rail accident - A heritage steam train hauled by 3801 was rammed at Brooklyn, New South Wales by a normal CityRail passenger train. Six people lost their lives in the accident.
- May 28 - An Alaska Railroad train derails 19 tank cars near Dunbar. Approximately 170,000 US gallons (640,000 L) of diesel and jet fuel are spilled; the cleanup efforts last nearly three weeks.
- June 13 - The first section of the Genova, Italy, light metro system, the Metropolitana di Genova, is opened.
- July 6 - Completion of the first MRT system in Singapore consisting of the North South Line and East West Line.
- July 14 - The first light rail line in Los Angeles, the Blue Line, is opened.
- August 18 - Gråkallbanen, part of the Trondheim Tramway in Trondheim, Norway is reopened after the city council permanently closed the tramway in 1988.
- December 1 - Construction crews on the Channel Tunnel from both England and France break through the last amount of rock separating the two tunnels, forming the first land link between the two countries for around 8,000 years.
- December 31 - Minsk Metro's Avtozavodskaya Line opens between Traktornyi Zavod and Frunzenskaya.
Unknown date events
- David L. Gunn steps down from leadership of the New York City Transit Authority.
- Robert J. Ritchie succeeds William W. Stinson as president of Canadian Pacific Railway.
- The Gateway Western Railway begins operations over former Chicago and Alton Railroad tracks between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri.
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- Farr, Michael (1991). Thomas Edmondson and his tickets. Andover: author. ISBN 0-905033-13-2.
- Combs, John (1997–2005). "Alaska Railroad History". Archived from the original on 13 April 2005. Retrieved 2005-05-27.
- Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, October 1990, p. 354. Ian Allan Publishing/Light Rail Transit Association.
- Taplin, Michael (1991). "City of the Automobile: Los Angeles looks to Light Rail". Light Rail Review 2, pp. 27–30. London: Platform 5 Publishing/Light Rail Transit Association. ISBN 1-872524-23-0.
- "Transit: L.A. Metro". Pacific RailNews, October 1990, p. 42. ISSN 8750-8486.
- Aspenberg, Nils Carl (1995). På meterspor i Nidaros. Oslo: Baneforlaget. p. 30.