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Refugees from Afghanistan sit beside railway tracks near a transit center for refugees at the Macedonian-Serbian border in the northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce today. More than 600 Afghan refugees were stranded since Saturday at the transit centre while waiting for a permission to cross the border into Serbia. Serbia says the decision to block refugees from Afghanistan from passing through the so-called Balkan migrant corridor has been made by Austria and Slovenia.
A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday.
An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive part of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday
Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants protesting on the tracks at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary on Thursday
A migrant family walks on train tracks towards the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border, on Thursday. Many migrants try to cross Macedonia and Serbia to enter the European Union via Hungary, a country that will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by the end of the month
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Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday on Wednesday in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Ukrainian serviceman walks in front of self-propelled cannons waiting to be loaded onto a cargo train in the eastern Ukrainian city of Artemivsk, Donetsk region, on Friday. Kiev announced on Thursday it was starting to pull back Grad rocket launchers as part of the next stage of the withdrawal agreed in a deal struck in Minsk.
Fisherman next to a destroyed railway line on the flooded Shire river in Nsanjen district, Malawi. The government declared half the African country a disaster zone after torrential rain killed at least 48 people, left 70,000 homeless and destroyed bridges and roads.
A view of the Farringdon platform part of the Crossrail development in London, as more than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year
Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train drivers’ union ‘Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)’ announced the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. Strike actions are planned to last until next Monday
Passengers travel on a train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India is to open up its sprawling colonial-era railway network to private investors in one of recently elected premier Narendra Modi’s first moves to meet election promises of boosting economic growth in the subcontinent.
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A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures during a demonstration by striking employees of the French state rail company SNCF near the transport ministry in Paris
A man washes his face using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on Monday
Crossrail construction workers on the Connaught tunnel below the Royal Docks in east London. Derelict since 2006 when rail services stopped using the route, works are taking place to deepen, strengthen and widen the structure to ensure that is ready for the arrival of crossrail trains, from 2018 up to 12 trains an hour in each direction will run through the tunnel first built in 1878 linking Woolwich to Custom House, Canary Wharf and Central London.
A Crossrail tunnel under construction 35 metres below the streets of Whitechapel, east London, one of the most challenging sites in the Crossrail project. The completed service will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017, with services running in 2018.
A man walks along an empty platform at Gare de Lyon in Paris, France, during an SNCF national railways strike that ends Friday morning
A commuter waits for a train during a snowstorm in Philadelphia, US
A worker levels the coal on a freight train in Taiyuan, in northern China’s Shanxi province
On Tuesday, a worker walks in the foundation of a new railway line in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province in China.
George Osborne, UK chancellor, left, and Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s finance minister, are lowered into a shaft on the Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail construction site in east London on Thursday