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Grenade-shaped belt buckle sparks scare in Barcelona, Madrid train stations

Madrid - A woman carrying a grenade-shaped belt buckle on a train from Barcelona to Madrid caused havoc on Wednesday, forcing railway stations to be evacuated as well as delays.

Hyperloop to build $500 million research centre in Spain

Madrid - Virgin Hyperloop One, a US startup developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, has reached an agreement with Spanish state-owned rail infrastructure company Adif to build a $500 million research centre in Spain, its first in Europe, the two compa...

Going back in time on Portugal's 'presidential train'

Porto - Built in 1890, this train once carried Portugal's kings and presidents, not to mention other guests like Elizabeth II or Pope Paul VI, before it was taken off the rails in 1970.Now, after a one-million-euro ($1.

Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

Montr - A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train disasters, which killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in 2013.

China approves mainland law enforcement at HK station

Bejing - China's top legislative body decreed Wednesday that Chinese officials could enforce mainland law in part of a new railway station in Hong Kong, despite protests that this would erode the city's autonomy.

Sri Lanka unions call off rail strike after backlash

Colombo - Sri Lanka's railway workers called off an island-wide strike Wednesday that disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of students ahead of crucial school exams, prompting a public backlash.

Gunman injures three at German rail station, suspect held

Munich - A German police officer was critically wounded and two passers-by hurt on Tuesday when a lone gunman fired shots at a commuter rail station near the German city of Munich before being injured himself and detained, police said.

Several wounded by shots at German rail station: police

Munich - Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said."Several people were injured by shots.

Britain's least used railway station with 12 passengers per year

Ely - Britain's least-used railway station, Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire, serves 12 passengers a year. The station was recently featured in a radio special.

17 dead, 50 injured as Pakistan trains collide

Karachi - At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more injured after two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi early Thursday, officials said.

High-speed railway planned to link China and Russia

A high-speed railway linking China and Russia is now being planned and representatives from both countries will soon meet for the project’s formal agreement.

Op-Ed: Williams, AZ offers fun, rodeos, and Grand Canyon Railway RV Park Special

Grand Canyon - A scenic place for RVers to visit is Williams, AZ USA, located on historic Route 66 just 58 miles from the South Rim of the visually stunning Grand Canyon. It’s a great place to visit with lots to see and do for those who want a new adventure.

Photo essay: Life at the Dhakuria Railway Colony of Kolkata Special

Kolkata - When I first started exploring South Kolkata on foot, I soon discovered the Dhakuria Bridge and the Railway Colony emerging from its shadows below. There's a great overhead view of this impoverished community from the east side of the pedestrian crossing.

German railway halts key Austria, Hungary services until Oct 4

Berlin - German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Tuesday it would suspend key services to and from Austria and Hungary until October 4, citing border controls introduced to manage a record migrant influx.

Eight killed in Pakistan as train falls into canal

Lahore - At least 8 people including a senior army officer were killed on Thursday when a train carrying soldiers and military hardware fell into a canal in Pakistan following the partial collapse of a bridge, officials said.

Google Maps to warn drivers of approaching railway crossings

Google has entered a new partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration that will see its Maps software alerting drivers when they approach a rail crossing. The aim is to ensure that people are aware that they may have to stop ahead.

India works on a railway bridge taller than the Eiffel Tower

If the project is successful it will be, by far, the tallest railway bridge ever created. Trains are vital to the economy of India so it makes logical sense that they would begin work on a massive project such as this.

U.S. bill to increase safety resources for short line rail

Washington - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Patty Murray (D-Washington), have introduced a bill that would authorize a new Short Line Rail Safety Institute to enhance the safety practices and culture of short line railroads.

Prietenii Mocanitei: Restoring the Sibiu-Agnita railway Special

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Mocanite, narrow gauge railways, trailed stunning mountainous areas to connect cities across Transylvania, Romania. The Mocanite, whose locomotives were steam-powered, were built for cargo and passenger services.

Tibet’s unstoppable economic growth

Lhasa - China’s Tibet province reported a 12 percent increase in GDP on Thursday. This marks the 21st consecutive year of double-digit economic growth for the region, according to the regional statistics bureau.

Photo Essay: Riding the Russian train Special

Moscow - If you travel to Russia, you must ride the Russian train from Moscow to Samara. It's inexpensive, friendly, and full of surprises.

Engineers reveal developments in 'bomb proof' train construction

Newcastle - Researchers in the UK and Europe who have recently completed a project aimed at creating a "bomb proof" rail car are preparing to present their findings to the rail industry.

Cologne Cathedral getting a shake-up from new underground railway

Cologne - Earlier this week, a new underground train line became operational in Cologne, Germany. Since then, Germany's most famous landmark, Cologne Cathedral, is "under stress" in what can only be called "bad vibrations."

Video: Woman & child step off platform & fall on subway tracks

Cambridge - CCTV cameras in the Boston-area subway caught the scene as a woman walks off the platform, falling on the tracks, holding her 4-year-old child. Commuters came to the rescue.

Truro Model Railroaders Association: A passion for trains Special

Truro - The Members of the Truro Model Railroaders Association in Nova Scotia, Canada are passionate about their hobby, which they recently shared with others during an open house.

British girl dies while trying to catch train

Liverpool - A 16-year-old Liverpool girl was killed after falling from a platform at a railway station, where she is believed to have been trying to catch a train, on Saturday.

Suspect device found by railway in Canterbury

Canterbury - The city centre of Canterbury, Kent has been disrupted by several road closures following the discovery of a suspect device.

Russia planning Bering Strait tunnel to connect to Alaska

Officials are questioning the feasibility of a proposal by the Russian government to build a 64-mile long tunnel under the Bering Strait that would connect Siberia and Alaska.

U.S. Army in Japan 'Operation Soul Train' clears station debris

U.S. Military involvement in Japan tsunami-earthquake relief and recovery nears end as soldiers clear debris from small-town train station. U.S. Military sea and air units already finished.

Train blast kills 25 people in India

At least 25 people were reportedly killed when two trains heading opposite directions collide and burst in West Midnapore in eastern India Friday.
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Mihai Blotor, Prietenii Mocanitei
The Qinghai–Tibet Railway
The Qinghai–Tibet Railway
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In the 1960s St Pancras was due to be demolished. Between the complex was renovated and expanded fro...
In the 1960s St Pancras was due to be demolished. Between the complex was renovated and expanded from 2001 to 2007 at a cost of £800 million.
India already has many railway bridges.  However this new one is set to tower over all the previous ...
India already has many railway bridges. However this new one is set to tower over all the previous ones.
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Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
A sign  alongside the railway station  showing some of the new developments at King s Cross
A sign, alongside the railway station, showing some of the new developments at King's Cross
The King s Cross railway station and London Underground terminal
The King's Cross railway station and London Underground terminal
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Mihai Blotor, Prietenii Mocanitei
Vendor. Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata  India.
Vendor. Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata, India.
Baikal-Amur Mainline - Rail terminal and station Tynda from viaduct
Baikal-Amur Mainline - Rail terminal and station Tynda from viaduct
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A single train arrives at Shippea Hill each weekday and on Saturdays at around 7.30am  before moving...
A single train arrives at Shippea Hill each weekday and on Saturdays at around 7.30am, before moving on towards Norwich.
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Postojna Cave railway system.
Postojna Cave railway system.
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public transit  SMRT train  Singapore
public transit, SMRT train, Singapore
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Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata  India.
Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata, India.
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Mihai Blotor, Prietenii Mocanitei
In the entrance hall to the National Liberal Club an old desk  with an old folder for the British ra...
In the entrance hall to the National Liberal Club an old desk, with an old folder for the British railway hides behind it a modern train guide. The old and the new are intertwined.
A Lonely & Dying Railway Track!!
A Lonely & Dying Railway Track!!
Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
Boy playing with puppy. Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata  India.
Boy playing with puppy. Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata, India.

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