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1996 In Rail Transport

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1996 In Rail Transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1996.


  • Events 1
    • January events 1.1
    • February events 1.2
    • March events 1.3
    • April events 1.4
    • May events 1.5
    • June events 1.6
    • July events 1.7
    • August events 1.8
    • September events 1.9
    • October events 1.10
    • November events 1.11
    • December events 1.12
    • Unknown date events 1.13
  • Accidents 2
  • Deaths 3
    • January deaths 3.1
    • May deaths 3.2
  • References 4


January events

  • January 6 - A computer-controlled Washington Metro train overruns the platform at the Shady Grove station, colliding with a parked train and fatally injuring the operator.

February events

March events

April events

May events

June events

July events

August events

September events

October events

November events

  • November 18 - Channel Tunnel fire seriously damaging 200 m of the tunnel's lining.
  • November 21 - Limited freight service in the Channel Tunnel resumes while construction crews make repairs at the location of the fire three days earlier.

December events

Unknown date events



January deaths

May deaths


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  10. ^ Oliver, Gordon (August 1, 1996). "MAX takes keys to cool new model". The Oregonian, p. D1.
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  16. ^ "Historia". FEPASA. Archived from the original on 22 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  17. ^ "Obituary". Trains Magazine 57 (2): 18A. February 1997. 
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