1971 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1971.










Unknown date


February accidents

March accidents

  • March 4 – A local train collides with a mini truck at a level crossing on the Fujikyu line, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, killing at least 179 people and injuring 6100.
  • March 11 – A runaway train carrying 350 passengers, mostly children, derails next to a 12-metre deep (39 ft) ravine near Vicuña, Chile, killing twelve people.

May accidents

June accidents

July accidents

  • July 21 – A fast train from Basel to Copenhagen derails due to a technical failure in the Class 103 engine; 23 die and 121 are injured.



Unknown date deaths


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