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.
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
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
Women dressed as witches travel on an HSB light railway train through the Harz mountains to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht pagan festival. Legend has it that on Walpurgisnacht, or May eve, witches fly their broomsticks to meet the devil at the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz range, Germany.
The derailed engine and carriages of the BG Express Train at Ajuri station near Morigaon district in Assam state, India, on Wednesday
People hang on to a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo
Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China
A passenger takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York on Sunday. The event started in 2002 in New York and has spread to 60 cities in 25 countries.
Mona sells fortune papers in a subway in Tehran, Iran. The country’s economic crisis has forced many children into work to help their families
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.
Emergency rescuers tend to a trapped victim inside a commuter train in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday. The train ploughed into a truck carrying petrol, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 60.
Women push themselves into a train carriage at Sudimara train station on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday
Passengers hold on to handles as they ride on a train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai, India. India’s biggest stock market swings in 16 months are poised to continue, boosting options prices as the prospect of reduced Fed stimulus spurs further weakness in the rupee, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co
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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
Vendors sell their goods on a railway track as trains pass through Talad Rom Hoop, or “closing umbrella market”, in Mae Klong district, Samut Songkhram province, Thailand. The world’s most dangerous market is located next to Mae Klong Railway station; shoppers have to dodge trains, while vendors, selling products from fruit and vegetables to fresh fish, fold away their umbrellas, move their goods, pull back awnings and watch the commuter train go by a few inches away eight times a day.
Contractors on the East Side Access project beneath Grand Central Terminal in New York on Thursday. When complete the project will connect Long Island Rail Road trains to the terminal serving about 160,000 customers a day. It is one of three bold projects under New York that will expand what’s already the nation’s biggest mass-transit system by 2019.