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.
Indian railway passengers without reservations wait to board a train at New Delhi railway station. India’s railway minister Sadananda Gowda will present the new budget in parliament on July 8. India’s railway is the country’s largest employer with 1.4m people on its payroll
An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India. Indian railway network is one of the world’s largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities
Shanghai increases security around railway station areas on Wednesday, ahead of next week’s 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.
Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China
David Cameron, UK prime minister, and mayor of London Boris Johnson visit a Crossrail construction site underneath Tottenham Court Road in central London. Crossrail, which is expected to start running in 2018, will link Berkshire, west of London, with Essex, east of London. Mr Cameron is pictured fourth from left, Mr Johnson third from the right
Passengers clamber on to an already overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka on Thursday. Millions of residents of the Bangladesh capital are travelling home to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
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Derailed carriages at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. At least 78 people died and 131 were injured when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain on Wednesday.
The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of Lac Megantic, Quebec in Canada.
A child looks out from a train window before leaving Hefei railway station in Anhui, a province in north China. The peak summer travel period starts on Monday, with railway systems serving an increasing number of passengers including students and tourists
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An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India on Monday. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit)
Standing next to the railway tracks, men use pipes that supply water to the trains to bathe with at a railway station in Allahabad, northern India, as temperatures in the city on Wednesday reached 41.5C