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.
Deadly accidents, dirty stations and coaches, decrepit equipment and unpunctual trains mark India's vast, outdated and inefficient rail infrastructure.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?
Anyone who has traveled by rail in Germany knows there is a huge disconnect between reputation and reality when it comes to punctuality and service. DW looks at who is to blame, and what can be done to fix it.
Rescuers in India have been searching through for survivors after a train came of the tracks in the northeast of the country. India's woefully underfunded railway system is a death trap, killing 15,000 every year.
The closure of a key German rail line linking northern and southern Europe is having huge knock-on effects across the continent. Operator Deutsche Bahn says repairs will take until October 7.
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