2003 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2003.


January events[edit]

February events[edit]

March events[edit]

April events[edit]

May events[edit]

June events[edit]

  • June 20 – North East MRT Line in Singapore opened. It is the world's first fully underground, automated and driverless rapid transit line.

July events[edit]

August events[edit]

September events[edit]

October events[edit]

November events[edit]

  • November 3 – NYC Subway's "Redbird" R36 trains make final run from 42nd Street Times Square to Willets Point Shea Stadium.
  • November 4 – A new intermodal service is inaugurated between Aiton, France, and Orbassano (near Turin), Italy, to transport complete trucks (both the tractor and trailer) and their loads; the trains include coach seating for the truck drivers as well.
  • November 28 – SNCF (France) celebrates the one-billionth passenger on its TGV.

December events[edit]



June deaths[edit]

Industry awards[edit]


Awards presented by Japan Railfan Club

North America[edit]

2003 E. H. Harriman Awards
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A Norfolk Southern Railway    
B Metra Soo Line Railroad  
S&T Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Conrail  
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

United Kingdom[edit]

Train Operator of the Year


Many of the events listed here were translated from 2003 dans les chemins de fer, the equivalent French-language Wikipedia article.

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  2. ^ "Texas Transportation Pioneer Inducted into Hall of Honor". Texas Transportation Researcher. Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ L. Stanley Crane, elected in 1978 as a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering
  4. ^ L. Stanley Crane (born in Cincinnati, 1915) raised in Washington, lived in McLean before moving to Philadelphia in 1981. He began his career with Southern Railway after graduating from The George Washington University with a chemical engineering degree in 1938. He worked for the railroad, except for a stint from 1959 to 1961 with the Pennsylvania Railroad, until reaching the company's mandatory retirement age in 1980. Crane went to Conrail in 1981 after a distinguished career that had seen him rise to the position of CEO at the Southern Railway. He died of pneumonia on July 15, 2003 at a hospice in Boynton Beach, Fla.
  5. ^ Alward, Daniel (2005). "Kinzua Bridge In McKean County Pennsylvania". Archived from the original on April 8, 2005. Retrieved June 13, 2005. 
  6. ^ Indian Railways Fan Club (2005). "IR History: Part VI (1995–present)". Archived from the original on August 6, 2005. Retrieved August 9, 2005. 
  7. ^ "This week in state and local history". HistoryLink. 2005. Archived from the original on July 31, 2005. Retrieved August 22, 2005. 
  8. ^ "MTA Picks Helena Williams to Head Long Island Rail Road" (Press release). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 4, 2007. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Commission clears northern England train JV between FirstGroup and Keolis" (Press release). European Commission. December 9, 2003. Retrieved December 9, 2006. 
  10. ^ Vantuono, William C. (January 2003). "Union Pacific's Dick Davidson: managing a 33,000-mile factory—with no roof – Railroader of the Year – Company Profile". Railway Age. Retrieved January 13, 2007. 
  11. ^ ScotRail (February 24, 2004). "ScotRail highly commended in rail 'Oscars'" (Press release). Retrieved November 6, 2006. 
  12. ^ Rail Professional, Ltd. "HSBC Rail Awards 2003 Review". Archived from the original on October 7, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2006.