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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
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.