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A Rhônexpress tram arrives at  Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport station in March 2015
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The "Did you know" section on the Trains Wikiportal (shown at right) is at Template:Trains portal/Did you know.

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November 2015[edit]

A Rhônexpress tram arrives at  Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport station in March 2015
  • ...that the Rhônexpress tram service in Lyon, France, is independently operated and is not a part of the TCL system, although it appears on TCL maps?
An AVE train near Montblanc station in 2007
The Prater Liliuptbahn in October 2012
Potter Place station in 1906
One of the long inclined pedestrian tunnels at Newport station
Platforms and tracks of Newmarket station during construction circa 2010
  • ...that in preparation for the redevelopment of Newmarket Railway Station in Auckland, New Zealand, the historically and architecturally significant old station building and signal box were removed from the site to an undisclosed storage location to prevent vandalism?
Two Mödling and Hinterbrühl trams in 1883
The tracks and platforms at 22nd Street station in 2004
Two A-Trains at Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station in 2010
An LRV on Line ML-1 in 2011
A B2 class tram in Bourke Street with a Waterfront City-bound service in 2010
KiHa 11 series DMU at Ieki Station in 2006
A mechanical stoker on a preserved steam locomotive in Poland
Disused locomotives at Woodham Brothers scrapyard in 1982
Kosovo Train for Life upon arrival in Kosovo
Aerial view of the West Side Yard in April 2015
Queens bound platform at Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets in July 2015
Herbesthal station circa 1900
The facade of Gyumri Railway Station in 2013
Swedish high-speed train X 2000 approaching Ledsgard in 2000
  • ...that the phenomenon known as ground vibration boom made by high-speed trains on certain ground conditions and first observed in Sweden in 1997, represents a major environmental problem associated with building new high-speed railway lines?

Main page Did you know items[edit]

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The following items were used in the Did you know section of Wikipedia's Main page in 2015.

Avonmouth railway station
Train arrives at Yawkey station
The 60 m long escalators at Angel
Train crash at Valhalla, New York
Zephyrette Nellie O'Grady interacting with a passenger in 1956
One of the arches of Chester Burn viaduct