From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere
- January 8 - Amtrak reintroduces the Cardinal passenger train between Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
- January 13 - The first fatal accident occurs on the Washington Metro in Washington, DC.
- February 20 - Chessie System officially abandons its branch line north of Manistee to Traverse City, Michigan.
- The Sentosa Monorail in Singapore opens.