Video Duration 02 minutes 30 seconds

Push in Iraq to get trains back on track

The US invasion, occupation and the subsequent war with ISIL have left the Iraqi rail network a shadow of its former self.

Iraq is trying to get its antiquated rail system back on track.

Established in the early 1950s, it was one of the most prominent train hubs in the Middle East.

But war and neglect have taken a heavy toll.

Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Baghdad, Iraq.