2011 in rail transport

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Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2011.


By month

January events

  • China January 10 – Regular through passenger service from Wuhan to Wanzhou over the complete new Yiwan Railway in China starts. The line features 288 km (179 mi) of bridges on a total length of 377 km (234 mi).[1]

February events

March events

April events

May events

June events

July events

August events

September events

October events

November events

December events

Unknown date events

  • Australia – The aging Hitachi trains in Melbourne are completely phased out.
  • China – China high-speed Rail faces with crisis after train crash. Several executions happen in governments, train speeds are reduced from 350km/h to 300km/h and from 250km/h to 200km/h. Expansion of high-speed corridors became uncertain, but will see the second boom in next few years.

Industry awards


Awards presented by the Japan Railfan Club

North America

2011 E. H. Harriman Awards
Group Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Awards presented by Railway Age magazine

United Kingdom

Train Operator of the Year



  1. ^ "最难修铁路”宜万铁路通车" ("World's most difficult to build railway" opens for service) (in Chinese)
  2. ^ "Wabtec buys Brush Traction". Railway Gazette International. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  3. ^ Samuel, A. (2011-04-06). "DB freight train arrives from China into Duisburg after 10300km journey". Rail.co. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  4. ^ Eidsvik, Øyvind Lefdal (8 July 2011). "Sveising kostet 250 mill". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  5. ^ Peterson, Matt (20 June 2011). "A-train railway begins rolling, carrying commuters from Denton to Carrollton". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  6. ^ "China: Dozens die as bullet trains collide in Zhejiang". BBC News. 24 July 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  7. ^ Svingheim, Njål (15 August 2011). "Første tog gjennom Gevingåsen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  8. ^ Strande, Mona (24 August 2011). "Snart kjører toget her". Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  9. ^ "DLR on track for Stratford International as £67m contract awarded". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011.
  10. ^ Docklands Light Railway. "Stratford International extension approved". Archived from the original on 26 November 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2006.
  11. ^ "Major contract award signals start of work on DLR Stratford International Extension". [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "India's longest railway tunnel unveiled in Jammu & Kashmir". The Times of India. India. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  14. ^ "India's longest railway tunnel unveiled in Jammu & Kashmir". The Times Of India. India. 14 October 2011.
  15. ^ Tørrestad, Yngve (7 November 2011). "Vestfoldbanen åpnet etter seks uker, men ikke uten problemer". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman named Railway Age Railroader of the Year". Railway Age. 9 December 2010. Archived from the original on 11 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  17. ^ "South West Trains voted Passenger Train Operator of The Year". rail.co.uk. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Francesco di Majo". The Times. UK. 23 February 2011. p. 47.
  19. ^ "L'homme du TGV et pionnier du design industriel, Roger Tallon, est mort". Le Monde. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
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