2019 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2019.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • Denmark January 2Great Belt Bridge train accident: A DSB passenger train hits a semi-trailer from a freight train in a storm on the Great Belt Fixed Link, killing 8.[1]
  • South Africa January 8Mountain View train collision: Two passenger trains collide at Mountain View station in Pretoria, killing at least 4 and injuring at least 620.[2]
  • United States January 10TEXRail commences regular revenue service.[3] The January 4 opening was suspended due to signal issues identified during an inspection less than 12 hours before service was scheduled to begin.[4]
  • United States January 26Los Angeles Metro Rail Blue Line Improvements Project begins,[5] which upgraded signalling and infrastructure on large sections of the line with closures of up to eight months. The line resumed normal operation on November 2, but rechristened as the A Line.[6]

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December[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

  • United Kingdom – UK introduces bi-mode and dual-voltage at once, trains class 769.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Train accident on Danish bridge kills six". BBC News. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Thom, Liezl (January 8, 2019). "4 killed, hundreds injured in rush hour train crash in South Africa". ABC News. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Ladner, Darren (January 7, 2019). "TEXRail Passenger Service". Trinity Metro. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Leszcynski, Ray (January 4, 2019). "TEXRail calls off Saturday's planned debut after signal issue stalls federal clearance". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Metro Blue Line Improvements Project" (PDF). Blue Line Improvements Project: Proposed Blue Line Bus Shuttle Service for South Closure, January 26 (4am) – late May 2019. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Munguia, Hayley (October 17, 2019). "Metro Blue Line from downtown L.A. to Long Beach will reopen as the A Line on Nov. 2". LA Daily News. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "It's a date - free community open day for Newcastle Light Rail on 17 February". Transport for NSW. January 31, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Cairo station fire: Train crash causes deadly blaze". BBC News. February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Farras, Bernhart; Asmara, Chandra Gian (March 24, 2019). "Resmikan MRT Jakarta, Jokowi: Sebuah Peradaban Baru Dimulai". CNBC Indonesia. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  10. ^ "Cambodian and Thai leaders mark reopening of rail link". ABC News. Associated Press. April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  11. ^ Rivera, Lourdes. "Presidente Varela entrega la Línea 2 del Metro de Panamá, obra construida con "transparencia y eficiencia" – El Metro de Panamá".
  12. ^ "Panama City metro Line 2 begins commercial service". Railway Technology. April 29, 2019. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  13. ^ Wingerter, Meg (April 1, 2019). "RTD: Long-delayed G-Line from Denver to Wheat Ridge will open April 26". The Denver Post. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Wrinn, Jim (May 2, 2019). "Under its own power, Big Boy moves outside of shop". Trains. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  15. ^ Geuss, Megan (May 10, 2019). "Japanese railway company starts testing 249mph bullet train speeds". Ars Technica. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Celebrate with us on May 18! Two more miles of light rail open in Mesa". Valley Metro. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  17. ^ Aguilar, John (January 25, 2019). "Light-rail extension into Lone Tree set to start passenger service May 19". Denver Post. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  18. ^ "Sydney Metro to open in three weeks". Transport for NSW. May 5, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  19. ^ Jundberg, Rachel (June 2, 2019). "CATS suspending Gold Line streetcar service starting Monday". NBC. WCNC. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  20. ^ "Launch of operations as timetable changes". Go-Ahead. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  21. ^ MacNeill, Arianna (August 16, 2019). "Two months after the Red Line derailed, here's a look at what's happened since". Boston Globe. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  22. ^ "Ion launch date set for June 21". Waterloo Region Record. May 8, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  23. ^ Barrow, Keith (April 10, 2019). "Abellio selected for East Midlands franchise". International Railway Journal.
  24. ^ "NGS coal train operators will miss 'best job in the world'". Navajo Times. August 22, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  25. ^ Green, Anitra (September 2, 2020). "First stage of Limmattal LRT line opens in Zürich". International Railway Journal. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  26. ^ Holland, John (August 30, 2019). "ACE will launch Saturday trains to San Jose. And you can sleep in a little". Modesto Bee. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  27. ^ Watson, Jim (August 23, 2019). "Line 1 opens on Sept. 14". octranspo.com. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  28. ^ "Status på Cityringen" [Status at Cityringen] (in Danish). Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  29. ^ "Seoul Gimpo Gold Line automated light metro opens". International Railway Journal. September 30, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  30. ^ "Reisinformatie metro op de Hoekse lijn".
  31. ^ "Mauritius launches first phase of $525 million light rail system". Reuters. October 3, 2019. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  32. ^ Barlett, John (October 18, 2019). "Chile students' mass fare-dodging expands into city-wide protest". The Guardian. London. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  33. ^ "Service Advisory: All Trains Canceled for Monday, October 28". SMART. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  34. ^ "Service Advisory: All Trains Canceled for Tuesday, October 30". SMART. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  35. ^ "Smart Train Service Running On Limited Schedule Wednesday Through Nov. 6". SFGate. Bay City News Service. October 29, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  36. ^ Houston, Will (October 30, 2019). "SMART offers free rides as full service returns". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  37. ^ Smith, Sandy (October 30, 2019). "Final Segment of Rio Light Rail Network Opens for Service". NextCity. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  38. ^ "Pakistan train fire: Karachi to Rawalpindi service blaze kills dozens". BBC News. October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  39. ^ "Spotlight: Turkey to benefit more from BRI as China-Europe freight trains through subsea Bosphorus tunnel - Xinhua | English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  40. ^ "Московские центральные диаметры" (in Russian). РИА Новости. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  41. ^ "LRT Jakarta Fare to be Valid per December 1". Tempo. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  42. ^ ERR, ERR, ERR News (December 8, 2019). "Gallery: Elron Trains start running on Riisipere-Turba rail link". ERR. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  43. ^ "West Coast marks new partnership model for rail". gov.uk. Department for Transport, Scotland Office, and Grant Shapps. August 14, 2019.
  44. ^ "Light Rail to open 14 December | Transport for NSW". December 5, 2019. Archived from the original on December 5, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  45. ^ Houston, Will (December 4, 2019). "SMART train service to Larkspur begins Dec. 14". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  46. ^ "SMART Will Host the Larkspur Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, December 13". SMART. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
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  48. ^ "定了!广州地铁21号线20日全线开通运营" [Guangzhou's Line 21 will launch on 20 Dec]. December 19, 2019.
  49. ^ Schlinkmann, Mark. "Loop Trolley to shut down Dec. 29 as Bi-State weighs reviving it". stltoday.com. Retrieved December 14, 2019.