2018 in rail transport

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This article lists events related to rail transport that are currently scheduled to occur in 2018. Please be aware that the actual dates that these events occur on may differ substantially from what is shown here.

Events[edit]

January events[edit]

February events[edit]

  • United States February 4 – An Amtrak passenger train collides with a freight train at Cayce, South Carolina and is derailed; two people are killed.[6]
  • China February 23China Railway Corporation reports that 12.2 million passenger trips were taken on the company's trains on Thursday, February 22, 2018, setting a new record for services following the Spring Festival holiday. Known as 'Chunyun,' the travel rush around the holiday is the busiest time for rail travel on the network every year.[7]

March events[edit]

  • United States March 13 – Citing infrastructure age and maintenance, Broadmoor, the operator of the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway, announces that the railway would remain closed for 2018, and could possibly not reopen.[8][9]
  • United States March 16 – Opening of the Lynx Blue Line Extension in Charlotte, North Carolina.[10]
  • Japan March 16 – The last run of Odakyu, JR and Tokyo Metro jointly operated Tama Express (total length was 64.3 km).
  • Japan March 21 – The last run of JR-East 115 Series in Takasaki Area. However, Shinano Railway trainsets are still in service.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brightline begins passenger operations International Railway Journal January 15, 2018
  2. ^ Italy train crash: Three killed in derailment near Mulan BBC News January 25, 2013
  3. ^ "Milan train-crash: at least three people killed after derailment". The Guardian. London. January 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Reuters.
  5. ^ Clinnick, Richard (January 31, 2018). "Northern unveils its first new CAF-built train". Rail.
  6. ^ Mosbergen, Dominique (2018-02-04). "Amtrak Train Derails After Collision In South Carolina; Fatalities Reported". HuffPost. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  7. ^ "China's railway trips hit record high as holiday ends". Xinhua. February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Morrison, Holly (March 13, 2018). "Pikes Peak Cog Railway to remain closed for remainder of 2018". News 13. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Falcone, Bob (March 16, 2018). "Cog Railway closure could impact recreation on Pikes Peak". Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Charlotte announces opening date for light rail expansion". The News & Observer. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  11. ^ Barrow, Keith (2016-10-12). "Eurostar Amsterdam timetable emerges". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  12. ^ https://www.facebook.com/TRRCambodia/posts/1440412056081642
  13. ^ "The Duke of Cambridge to open London Bridge Station".
  14. ^ "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART)". BART. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  15. ^ "CTrail Hartford Line Rail Service Scheduled to Launch June 16; Commemorative Inaugural Event to be Held Friday, June 15" (Press release). Connecticut Department of Transportation. April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  16. ^ East Coast Main Line returns to public ownership-after total failure of Virgin Trains franchise The Independent June 24, 2018
  17. ^ Spear, Kevin (30 July 2018). "First SunRail trains from Osceola County please commuters". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Train Opens, Makes It to Airport and Back". Haaretz. 2018-09-26. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  19. ^ Baumgartner, Thomas; Regli, Lukas (2013). "Die Bedeutung der Durchmesserlinie Appenzell – St. Gallen – Trogen für die Appenzeller Bahnen". Schweizer Eisenbahn-Revue (in German). Minirex (11): 604–606. ISSN 1022-7113.
  20. ^ "Appenzeller Bahnen's Durchmesserlinie project completed". Railway Gazette. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  21. ^ "Wales' rail and metro franchise to be run by KeolisAmey". BBC News. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  22. ^ "Amritsar: At least 59 dead as India train mows down crowd". BBC News. 2018-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  23. ^ "Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18". BBC News. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  24. ^ Nelson, James B. (November 13, 2018). "Grand opening of The Hop, the new Milwaukee streetcar, attracted 16,409 riders". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  25. ^ https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/mercitalia-launches-high-speed-freight-service.html
  26. ^ "El Paso streetcars make their return after 45-year absence". El Paso Times. November 9, 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  27. ^ "'Africa's fastest train' steams ahead in Morocco". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  28. ^ "Loop Trolley opens to public, is unable to operate in Delmar Loop". KMOV. November 16, 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  29. ^ Branson, Richard (16 November 2018). "Introducing Virgin Trains USA". Virgin. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  30. ^ Virgin Trains USA formed by Virgin Group and Brightline Railway Gazette International November 16, 2018
  31. ^ "Watch: In A Historic Moment, First Freight Train Runs On India's Longest Road-Cum-Rail Bridge". Swarajya. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  32. ^ "Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara". BBC. 2018-12-13. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  33. ^ Crum, William (1 October 2018). "OK: Weekend-Long Celebration to Mark Oklahoma City Streetcar Debut". McClatchy. Mass Transit Magazine. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  34. ^ "North, South Korea hold ceremony for future road and rail links". Al Jazeera. 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  35. ^ Leszcynski, Ray (31 December 2018). "Tarrant County's TEXRail makes maiden voyage to DFW Airport". Dallas News. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  36. ^ "What to do, Where to go in 2018". Today's Railways Europe (265). January 2018.