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Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate apis Lazuli railway

The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.

The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.

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Job saving prompts Paris to order fast trains for slow tracks

The French government has moved to preserve Alstom jobs by ordering 21 high speed trains even without high speed lines for them to run on.

The French government has moved to preserve Alstom jobs by ordering 21 high speed trains even without high speed lines for them to run on.

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Train crashes in southern France after hitting tree on the tracks

A train crash near Montpellier in southern France has left eight people seriously injured and around 50 slightly hurt or suffering from shock.

A train crash near Montpellier in southern France has left eight people seriously injured and around 50 slightly hurt or suffering from shock.

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Around 60 people hurt in train crash in southern France

Eight people have been seriously injured and around 50 slightly hurt after a train hit a fallen tree near Montpellier in southern France.

Eight people have been seriously injured and around 50 slightly hurt after a train hit a fallen tree near Montpellier in southern France.

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Several people injured in Swiss train attack

In Switzerland at least six people have suffered burn and knife wounds after a man set fire to a liquid inside a train carriage near Salez and stabbed several passengers according to St Gallen…

In Switzerland at least six people have suffered burn and knife wounds after a man set fire to a liquid inside a train carriage near Salez and stabbed several passengers according to St Gallen…

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The UK faces its longest train strike in 50 years

Hundreds of thousands of train commuters in London and southern England have been left facing misery on the first day of a five-day stoppage.

Hundreds of thousands of train commuters in London and southern England have been left facing misery on the first day of a five-day stoppage.

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Why Kenya's new railway makes way for the Elephant

A veterinarian with a tranquiliser gun is the only hunter in this Kenyan wildlife reserve. The quarry is a female elephant in Tsavo National Park

A veterinarian with a tranquiliser gun is the only hunter in this Kenyan wildlife reserve. The quarry is a female elephant in Tsavo National Park

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Slumping post-Brexit pound to hit Eurotunnel profit

Eurotunnel has lowered its profit forecast for 2016 and 2017 because the Brexit vote caused the value of the pound to drop.

Eurotunnel has lowered its profit forecast for 2016 and 2017 because the Brexit vote caused the value of the pound to drop.

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Strikes and protests across France on eve of Euro 2016

The day before the Euro 2016 football championship kicks off, the French government was working overtime to settle a dispute with the state rail company…

The day before the Euro 2016 football championship kicks off, the French government was working overtime to settle a dispute with the state rail company…

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World's longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

The Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland has officially opened in a ceremony celebrating the money and manpower that went into making the world's longest rail tunnel.

The Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland has officially opened in a ceremony celebrating the money and manpower that went into making the world's longest rail tunnel.

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Hollande digs heels in as strikes begin on railways

Workers of France’s state-owned railway, SNCF, have gone on strike over controversial new labour reforms as well as issues over working hours and…

Workers of France’s state-owned railway, SNCF, have gone on strike over controversial new labour reforms as well as issues over working hours and…

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Delays and cancellations as French unions begin indefinite transport strike

SNCF workers begun unlimited strike Aviation unions to walkout June 3 to 5 Governtment calls for talks with CGT French unions have upped the ante and launched an indefinite strike, targeting nat

SNCF workers begun unlimited strike Aviation unions to walkout June 3 to 5 Governtment calls for talks with CGT French unions have upped the ante and launched an indefinite strike, targeting nat

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Eurostar sales fall after Paris and Brussels terror attacks

Eurostar passenger numbers fell in the first three months of this year linked to the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, but bookings are strong for Euro 2016 football matches.

Eurostar passenger numbers fell in the first three months of this year linked to the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, but bookings are strong for Euro 2016 football matches.

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Roads, railways and refineries hit in two-day French strike

French transport workers on the railways and roads have delivered a patchy response to the Communist CGT union’s call for strike action to protest against labour law…

French transport workers on the railways and roads have delivered a patchy response to the Communist CGT union’s call for strike action to protest against labour law…

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Christian Kern to become Austria's next chancellor

Rail boss Christian Kern will become Austria’s next chancellor, after the Social Democratic Party (SPO) united behind him as its choice to lead the

Rail boss Christian Kern will become Austria’s next chancellor, after the Social Democratic Party (SPO) united behind him as its choice to lead the

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Why are French workers striking and what does it mean?

France has been hit by widespread disruption caused by two separate strikes which have cut transport services and brought protesting workers onto the

France has been hit by widespread disruption caused by two separate strikes which have cut transport services and brought protesting workers onto the

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Protesters make a splash in Venice

Water was the battle zone on Tuesday in the lagoon city of Venice, as protesters in small boats confronted police. The aquatic activists object to

Water was the battle zone on Tuesday in the lagoon city of Venice, as protesters in small boats confronted police. The aquatic activists object to

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Flying Scotsman leaves London after 10-year refit

The Flying Scotsman – one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives – set off from London on Thursday on its first journey following a 10-year

The Flying Scotsman – one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives – set off from London on Thursday on its first journey following a 10-year

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Tens of thousands stranded as world largest mass migration begins

Tens of thousands of rail passengers in China have been left stranded after adverse weather delayed trains. In what’s known as the world’s largest

Tens of thousands of rail passengers in China have been left stranded after adverse weather delayed trains. In what’s known as the world’s largest

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Steaming back. The Flying Scotsman returns

One of Britain’s most iconic steam trains the Flying Scotsman has completed a successful test run after a six million euro refit. It was the first

One of Britain’s most iconic steam trains the Flying Scotsman has completed a successful test run after a six million euro refit. It was the first

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North Korea: new subway train a source of national pride

Why such crowds in the Pyongyang Metro? According to these images filmed by the official news agency, inhabitants of the North Korean capital took to

Why such crowds in the Pyongyang Metro? According to these images filmed by the official news agency, inhabitants of the North Korean capital took to

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Munich train stations reopen after 'unsubstantiated' bomb threats

Authorities in Germany shut down two train stations in Munich an hour before midnight last night after what police said was a tip-off about an

Authorities in Germany shut down two train stations in Munich an hour before midnight last night after what police said was a tip-off about an

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De Luca: I stand by my TAV comments

An italian writer has been cleared of a charge of inciting sabotage by encouraging protests against the planned high-speed train linking Lyon and

An italian writer has been cleared of a charge of inciting sabotage by encouraging protests against the planned high-speed train linking Lyon and