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Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in Uttar Pradesh...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh July 8, 2014. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government will unveil its maiden railways budget, with expectations high that he will offer bold plans to improve the service - a lifeline for 23 million Indians every day.

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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 reserv...Indian railway passengers without reservations wait in line to board a train at the railway station in New Delhi on July 3, 2014.   Indian  Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will present the new railway budget in parliament on July 8,  the country's largest employer with some 1.4 million people on its payroll and which runs 11,000 passenger and freight trains and carries 19 million people daily.    AFP  PHOTO/RAVEENDRANRAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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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, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  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. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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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 

Security personnel take part in a launching ceremony of joint armed patrols by difference security forces for railway station areas in Shanghai railway station in Shanghai on May 14, 2014, days ahead of the 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Beijing has launched armed police patrols earlier to handle violent incidents in the capital, city authorities said, three weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown and after a series of attacks on civilians.

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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...Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (...Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (4th L) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson (3rd R) are pictured during a visit to a Crossrail construction site underneath Tottenham Court Road in central London, on January 16, 2014. The Crossrail project, which is expected to be completed in 2018, will link Berkshire, west of London with Essex, east of London.

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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 climb to board an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka

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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.

derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela.

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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.

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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 be...A child looks out from a train window before leaving the Hefei railway station in Hefei, north China's Anhui province on July 1, 2013. China's summer travel peak starts on July 1, as railway systems serve an increasing number of passengers including students and tourists.

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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