2008 in rail transport

Years in rail transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 2008.


By month

January events

February events

March events

April events

May events

June events

July events

August events

Tornado, August 2008

September events

October events

November events

December events

By season

Summer events

Unknown date events

  • IndiaIndian Railways expects to complete the conversion of its electrified section in Mumbai from a 1,500 volt DC system to 25,000 volts AC; this will make the Mumbai section's electrification consistent with the rest of Indian Railways' network.
  • VietnamVietnam expects to complete construction on the HanoiLào Cai railway line upgrade.[16]
  • Russia – The city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, will begin construction of a new intercity light railway beginning with a 26.5 km (16.5 mi) section between Baltiyskaya Zhemchuzhina and the Obukhovo metro station.[17]
  • Afghanistan Pakistan – Pakistan will begin construction of a major railway line in Afghanistan. An initial 10.5 km stretch of track will be laid from Pakistan border town of Chaman to Spin Boldak in Afghanistan at cost of USD 11.5m. A second phase envisages extending line to Kandahar for eventual connection via the western city of Herat to Khushka in Turkmenistan. The final phase would link 1676mm gauge with Central Asian 1524mm gauge. It is not clear where the break of gauge station(s) will be.[18]