At least 25 people were killed and 50 injured when a locomotive smashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station on Wednesday, causing an explosion and a fire, state television and witnesses said.
At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said.
The driver of a train in Taiwan that crashed killing 18 people told a court on Tuesday he had switched off its speed-control system, a court official said, as investigators pieced together events that led to the island's worst rail crash in decades.
The accident occurred at an unguarded railway crossing near the city of Raasepori, 90 km west of the capital Helsinki, when two military vehicles were crossing the tracks.
A commuter train slammed into the end of the platform during the morning rush hour at a busy station in Barcelona on Friday, leaving 54 people injured, emergency services said.
Italian defence group Leonardo's chief executive, Mauro Moretti, was sentenced by a judge to seven years in prison on Tuesday after being held responsible for one of the country's worst train accidents as the former head of the national rail company.