2012 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2012.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • China January 9 - Shenyang Metro Line 2 opened.
  • Singapore January 14 – The Marina Bay Extension of the Circle MRT Line in Singapore opens for service.[1]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • Canada August 27 – Construction is completed on the north east extension of Calgary Alberta's light rail transit system, the C-Train. The extension has added 2 new stations in northeast Calgary at Martindale and Saddletowne, adding several kilometers of track to the system.
  • Bulgaria August 31 - Sofia Metro Line 2 entered into service.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Industry awards[edit]

Japan[edit]

Awards presented by the Japan Railfan Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musfirah, Hetty (28 November 2011). "Bayfront, Marina Bay stations on CCL to begin soon". channelnewsasia.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (16 April 2012). "Caltrain downtown extension gets top billing for top dollar". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Hymon, Steve. "More on the Expo Line opening". The Source. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Kuul, Marek (27 May 2012). "Gorail taasavas Tallinna-Peterburi rongiliini". ERR (in Estonian). Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Metrolink line to Oldham opens today". Transport for Greater Manchester. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Green Line To The River District". Sacramento Regional Transit District. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sacramento Green Line Open". Light Rail Transit Association. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Miami-Dade Transit. "AirportLink Schedule". Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Redden, Jim (20 September 2012). "Track Town heads east: Streetcar's new eastside loop already spurring development". Portland Tribune. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Part of Light Rail Line 6 opens". Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled" (Press release). Department for Transport. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Doughton, Sandi (6 October 2012). "Lakewood area celebrates arrival of Sounder service". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "World's fastest railway in frigid regions starts operation". English.news.cn. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  14. ^ a b http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/20121203-dart-blue-line-launches-long-awaited-rail-service-in-rowlett.ece
  15. ^ Kirby, Dean (12 December 2012). "Shaw and Crompton Metrolink trams start this Sunday". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Ibukun, Yinka (22 December 2012). "Nigeria railroad project connects 2 major cities". The Big Story. Associated Press. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Nigeria reopened railway tracks connecting Lagos to Kano". Nile TV International. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "京广高铁拟12月下旬开通届时广州直达北京最快约8小时,二等座票价估计近千元" [Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway to be opened in late December]. Xinxi Shibao (信息时报). 21 November 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  19. ^ Chen, Stephen (15 December 2012). "Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed line to open on December 26". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 

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