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Video of the Week: Danger on one of the busiest railways in the world.

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Nov 11, 2016

During rush hour, commuters come to expindian railway.pngect busily packed stations, claustrophobic carriages and an invasion of our personal space. We treat this as part of our normal daily routine, but imagine what your journey to work might be like on a train packed with over 5,000 passengers! This week we look into some of the busiest railways in the world. Onboard some of India's railways the process involves hitting, pushing and risk. The country's railways are some of the largest networks in the world spanning over 67,312km with 7,112 stations. From 2015-16, Indian Railways carried more than 22 million passengers everyday. However, even local jounreys come with a warning for tourists which have beeb described as a suicidal exercise. It may shock you to know that in 2015 it was reported that around 15,000 people died on India's unsteady tracks. But with stretched funding, organisational chaos and kilometres of ageing track to make safe, how can the country deliver the safety guidelines that we should expect. As a result, India operate one of the most dangerous railways in the world.

This video clip is taken from a BBC2 documentary called 'The World's Busiest Railways' which provides an insight to some of the most chaotic and dangerous routes across the planet. However, in the video you will still be able to see a smile on the passenger's faces!


SmartRail World will bring this new video feature to you every Friday! We will present an array of interesting, bizarre and informative videos for your entertainment. If you come across a video that you would like to share on our website then please send your suggestions to

Last week's video of the week can be viewed here: Be amazed by the magic disappearing rail tickets.

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Topics: VideoOfTheWeek, TransportSecurity

Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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