2007 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2007.

Events

January events

February events

March events

April events

May events

June events

July events

  • Ghana July 1 – Kampac Oil of Dubai, as consortium leader, is awarded a construction and operation contract for a new railway line in Ghana connecting Takoradi 800 kilometres (500 mi) to Hamile. The contract, valued at US$1.6 billion, also includes the rehabilitation of a line between Takoradi and Kumasi as part of the Ghanaian government's plans to connect to northern Ghana.[18]
  • United Kingdom July 18 – Metronet, holder of the maintenance contract for a majority of the London Underground lines, seeks authority of the Mayor of London to go into Administration following a dispute about responsibility for cost overruns on its contract.[19]

August events

September events

October events

November events

December events

Unknown date events

Accidents

Deaths

February deaths

August deaths

December deaths

Industry awards

Japan

Awards presented by Japan Railfan Club

North America

2007 E. H. Harriman Awards[39]
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A Norfolk Southern Railway CSX Transportation BNSF Railway
B Kansas City Southern Railway Canadian Pacific Railway's United States subsidiary Long Island Rail Road
C Florida East Coast Railway Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad[40] BNSF Suburban Operation in Chicago
S&T Birmingham Southern Railroad Conrail Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

United Kingdom

Train Operator of the Year
  • 2007: (not yet announced)

References

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  2. ^ "EVR's private interlude is over". Railway Gazette International. February 1, 2007. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Union Pacific Vice President-Engineering Bill Wimmer Named Railway Age Railroader Of The Year" (Press release). Union Pacific Railroad. January 12, 2007. Archived from the original on February 12, 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2007. 
  4. ^ Moynihan, Stephen (January 30, 2007). "Soapy suds too much for trains in make-or-brake tests". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved February 2, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Saakashvili Speaks of Regional Railway, as Deal Signed". UNA-Georgia. February 7, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey sign agreement on new railroad". ITAR-TASS. February 7, 2007. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2007. 
  7. ^ Marowtis, Ross (February 13, 2007). "CN strike likely to continue over weekend". Retrieved February 14, 2007. [permanent dead link]
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  9. ^ "CN strike challenged: Railway files beef with labour board". Winnipeg Sun. February 11, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Alstom commits itself to the French very high speed rail programme" (Press release). Alstom. December 18, 2006. Retrieved February 4, 2007. 
  11. ^ "French high-speed TGV breaks world conventional rail-speed record". Deutsche Presse-Agentur (reprinted by Monsters and Critics). February 14, 2007. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  12. ^ "FRA Administrator Denies DM&E Powder River Basin Loan Application Citing Unacceptable Risk to Federal Taxpayers" (Press release). United States Federal Railroad Administration. February 26, 2007. Archived from the original on March 4, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2007. 
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  16. ^ "'Hidden Europe' magazine e-news Issue 2007/15". June 7, 2007. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2007. 
  17. ^ Meillasson, Sylvain (August 2007). "Lötschberg Base Tunnel opens". Today's Railways Europe. 140: 19–26. 
  18. ^ "Kampac wins Ghana railway contract". Khaleej Times. July 1, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2007. 
  19. ^ BBC News (July 18, 2007). "Metronet calls in administrators". Archived from the original on August 26, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2007. 
  20. ^ Knowlman, Brian (Summer 2007). "What time's the next timetable?". National Railway Museum Review. 120: 31–3. 
  21. ^ "Virgin loses Cross Country rail". BBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2010. 
  22. ^ Haigh, Philip (July 18–31, 2007). "HSTs to CrossCountry as Arriva wins £1.1bn deal". Rail. 570: 6–7. 
  23. ^ "Introducing London Overground – a new era for London Rail" (Press release). Transport for London. September 5, 2006. Archived from the original on June 10, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2007. 
  24. ^ Rail Merger All Set For December 2, 2007
  25. ^ "National Express awarded contract for growth on InterCity East Coast". Department for Transport. Archived from the original on January 19, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2008. 
  26. ^ "Passenger services begin Tuesday December 18". Grand Central. December 18, 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2008. [dead link]
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  35. ^ Klein, Allison; Martin Weil (January 8, 2007). "Green Line Metro Train Derails; at Least 18 Hurt". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 February 2007. 
  36. ^ "Driver injured in train collision". BBC. 12 June 2007. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2007. 
  37. ^ Man caught between subway train and safety doors dies in Shanghai – International Herald Tribune
  38. ^ Grace, Tom (August 10, 2007). "Railroad chairman Rich dies". The Daily Star. Retrieved August 10, 2007. [dead link]
  39. ^ "Railroad Employees Post Safest Year Ever in 2006" (Press release). Association of American Railroads. May 17, 2007. Archived from the original on June 29, 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2007. 
  40. ^ "RailAmerica’s Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad Wins Harriman Award" (Press release). RailAmerica. May 18, 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2007. 
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  42. ^ "Railway Age 2007 RR of the Year" (PDF). American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 9, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
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