- 1987 in rail transport
January 4- Amtrakand Conrailtrains collide in Maryland.
February 2- The Irish national transport operator Córas Iompair Éireann(CIE) is split up into subsidiaries, with Iarnród Éireann(Irish Rail) taking responsibility for the Irish railway network in the Republic of Ireland.
February 12- Oslo Central Stationin Oslo, Norwayis officially opened, and the western station Oslo Vestbanestasjoncloses.
April 1- The Japanese National Railways(JNR) are divided and privatized. The seven companies of Japan Railways Group(JR Group) succeed the former JNR.
April 1 Sacramento, Californiaopens the first line of their new regional light railsystems.
April 4- The Soo Linerailroad announces the sale of its Lake States Transportation Divisionto private investors, forming the new Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation.
April 27- Construction begins in Germanyon the Berlin U-Bahn's U8 line extension to Paracelsus-Bad.
July 13- Union Pacific Railroadfiles with the Interstate Commerce Commissionto acquire the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.
July 13- Nanboku Lineopen, for first time of Sendai Subway, northern Japan.
July 19- New short line railroad Red River Valley and Western Railroadbegins operations over 667 miles (1,073.4 km) of former BN tracks in North Dakota.
July 25- Indian Railwaysinstalls its first solid state interlockingat Srirangam, India.
July 31- Queen Elizabeth II presides over the opening ceremonies of the Docklands Light Railwayin London, England.
October 11- Soo Line Railroadsells 2,002 miles (3,222 km) of track to the newly formed Wisconsin Central.
October 31- Montana Rail Linkbegins operations on 907 miles of former Burlington Northern Railroad(originally Northern Pacific Railroad) tracks.
November 7- The first 6 kilometres of the MRT line in Singaporeopened.
November 18- King's Cross fire: 31 killed in a fire on an escalatorat King's Cross tube station on the London Underground. [cite news |last=Left|first=Sarah|title=Key dates in Britain's railway history|work=The Guardian Unlimited|date=2002-01-15|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/transport/Story/0,2763,633951,00.html]
December 10- Santa Clara County Transit begins revenue service on the first line of its new light rail system in San Jose, California.
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United States Congressdivests government ownership of Conrailin the largest initial public stockoffering (IPO) to date.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroadand Chesapeake and Ohio Railwayare merged into CSX Transportation.
* Line One (the Red line) of
* A passenger express from
Kuala Lumpurto Singaporederailed at high speed near Johor Bahru, Malaysia, after bolts holding the underframe-mounted air conditioninggenerator come off causing it to fall off and catapult the particular coach and the ones behind it off the rails. 12 people are killed in the worst accident in KTM's history.
* Indian Railways Fan Club, " [http://irfca.org/faq/faq-history5.html IR History: Part - V (1970-1995)] ". Retrieved
July 22 2005.
* Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society (
2005), " [http://avenue.org/nrhs/histjul.htm This Month in Railroad History: July] ". Retrieved July 18 2005.
* Rivanna Chapter, National Railway Historical Society (
2005), " [http://avenue.org/nrhs/histoct.htm This Month in Railroad History - October] ". Retrieved October 11 2005.
* Strack, Don (
October 14 2004), " [http://utahrails.net/up/up-corp-hist.php Union Pacific Corporate History] ". Retrieved July 12 2005.
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