- 1993 in rail transport
February 21- The Red Line (Howard-Dan Ryan) and the Green Line (Lake-Englewood/Jackson Park) rapid transit routes are formed by the Chicago Transit Authorityafter completion of a subway link between the Dan Ryan Line and the State Street Subway allowing the "Rail System Reroute".
June 4- Fremont-Centerville (Amtrak station)reopens.
August 1- St. Louis-based Bi-State Transit announced the opening of its MetroLink light rail services.
August 27- The Green Bay and Westernand the Fox River Valley Railroadare merged into a new Wisconsin Centralsubsidiary, the Fox Valley and Western Railroad.
September 22- Amtrak's worst rail accident to date occurs in the Big Bayou Conot train disasterwhen the westbound " Sunset Limited" derails on a bridge in Alabama; the cause of the accident is found to be a collision between a river bargeand one of the bridge's pilings knocking the rail out of alignment on the bridge.
September 27- California Northern Railroadbegins operations.
October 31- The Chicago Transit Authority's Midway rapid transit route (9.3 miles/15.0 km), now known as the Orange Line, opens on the Southwest Side between Chicago Midway International Airportand the Loop, using Morrison-Knudsen-built 3200-Series cars.
November 5- British Parliament passes Railways Act setting out the procedures for privatisation of British Rail.
November 13- The Berlin U-Bahnreopens direct connections across the line that was formed by the Berlin Wall, reuniting the city's rapid transitsystem.
December 7- Colin Fergusonopens fire with his Ruger9mm pistol on a Long Island Rail Roadtrain, killing six and injuring 19. The event becomes known as the Long Island Rail Road massacre.
* December - The STAR21 experimental train is operated at a record 425 km/h (264 mph) on
Japan's Joetsu Shinkansenroute between Tokyoand Niigata.
Unknown date events
Monongahela Railwayis merged into Conrail.
Milwaukee Road 261is restored to operating condition.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, operator of the Metro Rail system in Los Angeles, California, is formed from the merger of the Southern California Rapid Transit District(RTD) and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission(LACTC).
April 9- Robert B. Claytor, president of Norfolk and Western Railway(b. 1922).
* Lustig, David (May
2005), "Renaissance in California", "Trains Magazine", p. 72-76.
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