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This article lists events related to
rail transport that occurred in 2003.
January events [ edit ]
February events [ edit ]
March events [ edit ]
April events [ edit ]
April 3 – First revenue run of
M>Train's new Siemens Mo-Mo train. April 11 –
M>Train withdraws fleet of Siemens Mo-Mo trains due to braking and traction issues. April 26 –
DLW completes construction of the first WDP-4 locomotive to be built entirely within India. [1 ]
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 ]
October 1 –
M>Train (Melbourne, Australia) withdraws its fleet of Siemens trains for the second time. October 7 –
RENFE opens the Madrid- Lerida section of the railroad's new Madrid- Barcelona line in Spain. October 27 – Fleet of Siemens trains returned to
M>Train (Melbourne, Australia) service, some minus livery.
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 ]
Accidents [ edit ]
January 3 –
Ghatnandur train crash: A passenger train travelling from Secunderabad to Manmad, crashes into the rear end of a heavy goods train near Ghatnandur in Maharashtra, India, killing 18 people. January 27 – A head-on collision between an Italian and a French train in the Tende line's Biogna tunnel leaves two dead and four seriously injured.
January 27 –
Mumbai Bombing, a bomb exploded near Vile Parle railway station in Mumbai, India. January 31 – The
Waterfall rail accident occurred near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia. A train derailed, killing seven people on board. February 1 – The
Dete train crash killed 50 people in the Zimbabwean town of Dete in the Western part of the country about 90 miles (140 km) from Victoria Falls. February 18 – An arsonist causes the
Daegu subway fire when he sets fire to a train stopped at the Joongang-ro (or Jungang-ro) station of the Daegu Metropolitan Subway in Daegu, South Korea. March 13 –
Mumbai Bombing – A bomb exploded as a train pulled into Mulund station, killing 10 people. May 15 – The
Ladhowal rail disaster was a flash fire on the Frontier Mail train service in India, which engulfed three carriages. 39 people lost their lives. June 23 – The
Vaibhavwadi train crash killed 53 people near the village of Vaibhavwadi in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra in India. July 2 – The
Warangal train crash killed 22 people in the town of Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, in India. October 7 – The
Cahir viaduct on the Limerick-Rosslare railway line collapses under a cement train travelling to Waterford. No one hurt but the line remains closed until the following September for repairs to the structure. December 5 – The
2003 Stavropol train bombing was a suicide bomber blast on a commuter train in Stavropol Krai, Russia going from Kislovodsk to Mineralnye Vody as it was leaving Yessentuki. The explosion killed at least 46 people and injured more than 170.
Railway accidents in 2003
Location and date
Ghatnandur, India (3 January)
Mumbai, India (27 January)
Waterfall, Australia (31 January)
Dete, Zimbabwe (1 February)
Daegu, South Korea (18 February)
Mumbai, India (13 March)
Ladhowal, India (15 May)
Vaibhavwadi, India (23 June)
Warangal, India (2 July)
London, United Kingdom (16 September)
Stavropol Krai, Russia (5 December)
June deaths [ edit ]
Industry awards [ edit ]
Awards presented by Japan Railfan Club
North America [ edit ]
E. H. Harriman Awards
Awards presented by
Railway Age magazine
United Kingdom [ edit ]
Train Operator of the Year
References [ edit ]
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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^ "Commission clears northern England train JV between FirstGroup and Keolis" (Press release). European Commission. December 9, 2003 . Retrieved December 9, 2006.
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