2010 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2010.

Events

By month

January events

February events

March events

April events

  • Singapore April 17 – The Circle MRT Line Stage 1 and 2 were to be ready for service using the 3 car Alstom Train.

May events

June events

July events

August events

September events

October events

November Events

  • South Korea November 1 - Construction of phase 2 in building the Seoul–Busan high-speed line is completed, allowing passengers to travel between the two cities in under 2½ hours. The project cost an estimated 7 945 billion, with an extra 35,000 passengers per day projected to use this service.[23][24]
  • Italy mid-November - Arenaways, the first open-access railway operator in Italy, begins non-stop passenger operations between Milan and Turin, competing with national monopoly operator Trenitalia using TRAXX locomotives leased from Alpha Trains.[25][26][27][28]

December events

Unknown date events

  • United States – Opening of Omaha Streetcar Phase 1
  • United Kingdom – Train travel in Britain during 2010 attained its highest peacetime level since the 1920s, according to the Association of Train Operating Companies. The number of train journeys reached 1.3bn, a figure not seen since 1928. The proportion of people using the train has decreased substantially since then, while the amount of usable rail track has more than halved.[30]

Accidents

Industry awards

Japan

Awards presented by the Japan Railfan Club

North America

2010 E. H. Harriman Awards
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
A      
B      
C      
S&T      
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

United Kingdom

Train Operator of the Year

Deaths

  • March 7 – Mac Sebree, well-known American rail-transport writer and publisher (b. 1932).
  • June 23 – Michael Cobb, British railway historian, dies (b. 1916).
  • August 20 – Charles S. Roberts, American railroad historian, dies (b. 1930).

References

  1. ^ "TfL awards contract to build new East London Railway". Infrasite.net. 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2006-11-07. 
  2. ^ Connor, J. E. (July 2010). "East London Line Reopens". London Railway Record (64): 102–8. 
  3. ^ RailStaff (August 2, 2005), Johannesburg’s 80 KM Airport Link to be ready for Football World Cup. Retrieved August 4, 2005.
  4. ^ "Shanghai - Nanjing high speed line opens" (Press release). Railway Gazette. 2010-07-07. Archived from the original on 10 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Hyderabad metro bids announced" (Press release). Railway Gazette. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Urban rail news in brief September 2010". Railway Gazette. 2010-09-08. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  7. ^ "EC approves Arriva takeover". Rail Journal. 2010-08-11. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  8. ^ "怡隆电动火车开跑.公众可提前60天买票". 星洲网. 2010-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Airport rail link begins full commercial operations". Bangkok Post. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  10. ^ "Denver RTD breaks ground on commuter rail project". Metro Magazine. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  11. ^ "Commuter trains return to Dunboyne". Railway Gazette. 2010-09-03. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  12. ^ "Newport's New Station: A New Gateway to Wales" (Press release). Network Rail. 2010-09-13. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  13. ^ "Metrolink trams pull in to MediaCityUK station for first time". Manchester Evening News. 2010-09-20. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  14. ^ "overnor Quinn Highlights Amtrak's $40 Million Capital Investment in Chicago's Union Station" (Press release). Illinois.gov. 2010-10-04. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  15. ^ "Air conditioning for Union Station". Chicago Sun Times. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  16. ^ "French angered by Eurostar train deal with Siemens" (Press release). Reuters. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  17. ^ "Eurostar announces £700 million investment in its fleet" (Press release). Eurostar. 2010-10-07. Archived from the original on 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  18. ^ "Governor Announcement regarding ARC Tunnel Project" (Press release). NJ Transit. 2010-10-08. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  19. ^ "Swiss near breakthrough on world's longest tunnel". BBC News. October 15, 2010. Archived from the original on 16 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  20. ^ "Contract signing for the procurement of Montréal's métro cars. New cars introduced into service starting in 2014" (Press release). Société de transport de Montréal. 2010-10-22. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  21. ^ "The Bombardier-Alstom Consortium Signs a Contract to Build 468 New Metro Cars for Montréal" (Press release). Bombardier. 2010-10-22. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  22. ^ Nussbaum, Paul (30 October 2010). "SEPTA's new railcar model makes inaugural trip". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  23. ^ "Daegu - Busan high speed line opens". Railway Gazette International. 2010-11-01. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  24. ^ "High-speed track completed for Seoul-Busan KTX". The Korea Herald. 2010-10-06. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  25. ^ "Ferrovie: Catricala', al momento nessuna notifica da Arenaways". Libero-News.it. Retrieved 2010-11-19. [permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Flash Eco : Arenaways: 1ère liaison Turin- Milan". Le Figaro. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  27. ^ "First Private Train Debuts in Northern Italy". Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  28. ^ "Italian open access passenger operator launches". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  29. ^ "東北新幹線 新青森開業等について (Opening of Tōhoku Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori)" (PDF) (in Japanese). JR East. 11 May 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  30. ^ "Rail travel at highest peacetime level since 1928". BBC News. 2011-01-31. Archived from the original on 3 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  31. ^ "Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman named Railway Age Railroader of the Year". Railway Age. December 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
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