From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere
- January 31 - Amtrak reduces the length of the Silver Meteor passenger train service moving the Florida west coast terminus from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida.
- February 15 - The state of Michigan purchases 342 miles of track and right of way from Penn Central.
- May 2 - Dr. Heinz Riesenhuber presides over the opening of the first H-Bahn system to enter regular service, a line that connects the north and south campuses of Dortmund University.
- Operations begin on the first section of the Qingzang railway between Xining and Golmud in China.