2008 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2008.

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Tornado, August 2008

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  • IndiaIndian Railways expects to complete the conversion of its electrified section in Mumbai from a 1,500 volt DC system to 25,000 volts AC; this will make the Mumbai section's electrification consistent with the rest of Indian Railways' network.
  • VietnamVietnam expects to complete construction on the HanoiLào Cai railway line upgrade.[16]
  • Israel – The first line of Jerusalem's light rail system is scheduled to begin operations.[17]
  • Russia – The city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, will begin construction of a new intercity light railway beginning with a 26.5 km (16.5 mi) section between Baltiyskaya Zhemchuzhina and the Obukhovo metro station.[18]
  • Afghanistan Pakistan – Pakistan will begin construction of a major railway line in Afghanistan. An initial 10.5 km stretch of track will be laid from Pakistan border town of Chaman to Spin Boldak in Afghanistan at cost of USD 11.5m. A second phase envisages extending line to Kandahar for eventual connection via the western city of Herat to Khushka in Turkmenistan. The final phase would link 1676mm gauge with Central Asian 1524mm gauge. It is not clear where the break of gauge station(s) will be.[19]

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Industry awards[edit]

Japan[edit]

Awards presented by the Japan Railfan Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'one' Railway to vanish as National Express begins major rebranding exercise" (PDF). Railway Herald. 2007-11-17. p. Page 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ Clinnick, Richard (March 12–25, 2008). "NX ditches 'one' brand with East Anglian overhaul promise". Rail. 587: 12–13. 
  3. ^ "Setback for new Wrexham service". Railway Magazine. 153 (1273): 12. May 2007. 
  4. ^ "New direct rail service launches this April". Wrexham & Shropshire. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  5. ^ Clinnick, Richard (May 7–20, 2008). "40 years on – Wrexham and Shropshire takes to the rails". Rail. 591: 6–7. 
  6. ^ "Wartime bomb find disrupts Tube". BBC News. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Africa Rail 2008 - programme
  8. ^ "China launches high-speed train". BBC News. 2008-08-01. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  9. ^ "China opens Beijing-Tianjin railway one week ahead of Olympics". Xinhua. 2008-08-01. Archived from the original on 6 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  10. ^ Fletcher, Hannah (2008-08-01). "China inaugurates 220mph fastest rail service in world in time for Olympics". Times Online. London. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  11. ^ "A1 Steam Locomotive Trust". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  12. ^ Associated Press (reprinted by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, February 16, 2005), Phoenix begins work on light rail Archived 2005-05-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved February 16, 2005.
  13. ^ Valley Metro. "Construction schedule". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  14. ^ Holstege, Sean (2006-06-30). "Plan has light rail on track". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  15. ^ CRI Online (December 28, 2005), Building of Railway Hub in SW China Started. Retrieved December 29, 2005. Archived January 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Xinhua (September 25, 2005), France to fund Vietnam in upgrading busiest railway route. Retrieved September 27, 2005.
  17. ^ Lefkovits, Etgar; Jerusalem Post (February 8, 2006), Jerusalem-TA high-speed railway to be online in 2010[permanent dead link]. Retrieved February 8, 2006.
  18. ^ "Construction of intercity light railway to begin in St Pete in 2008". ITAR-TASS. 2007-03-06. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  19. ^ "Govt considers railway links with central Asia". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2007. 
  20. ^ "John Shedd Reed, rail executive". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  21. ^ Shah, Tina (2008-03-17). "John Shedd Reed, 1917 - 2008". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-17.