Almost 150 people have been killed in a train accident in India. India has one of the largest, but oldest, train networks in the world.
Billed as the world's largest recruitment exercise, Indian Railways has advertised for thousands of new drivers, trackmen and porters. India's biggest employer is undergoing a €105-billion modernization.
Deadly accidents, dirty stations and coaches, decrepit equipment and unpunctual trains mark India's vast, outdated and inefficient rail infrastructure. Will Japanese bullet trains make a difference?
A Canadian jury has found three former railway workers not guilty of criminal negligence in a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in the province of Quebec. It was one of the nation's worst train disasters.
A transport startup backed by Richard Branson has inked a deal to build a Hyperloop system between the Indian cities Mumbai and Pune. It's unclear, though, if the technology addresses India's infrastructure bottlenecks.
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