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Thousands trek to Vienna from border with Hungary after trains suspended

  • Migrants and refugees cross  the border between Hungary and Austria, near Nickelsdorf, Austria,  Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Austrian police say more than 3,000 migrants crossed into Austria overnight at Nickelsdorf, the main border point with Hungary. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Migrants and refugees cross the border between Hungary and Austria, near Nickelsdorf, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Austrian police say more than 3,000 migrants crossed into Austria overnight at Nickelsdorf, the main border point with Hungary. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants and refugees  wait  for a train from Vienna to Munich at the Westbahnhof  train station in Vienna, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Migrants and refugees wait for a train from Vienna to Munich at the Westbahnhof train station in Vienna, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait for a bus in Nickelsdorf, Austria, at the border between Hungary and Austria, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Austrian police say more than 3,000 migrants crossed into Austria overnight at Nickelsdorf, the main border point with Hungary. They say a train carrying up to 500 migrants left for Vienna early Thursday but most remain at Nickelsdorf.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Migrants wait for a bus in Nickelsdorf, Austria, at the border between Hungary and Austria, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Austrian police say more than 3,000 migrants crossed into Austria overnight at Nickelsdorf, the main border point with Hungary. They say a train carrying up to 500 migrants left for Vienna early Thursday but most remain at Nickelsdorf. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of people hoping for asylum in western Europe are trekking to Vienna from Austria's main border crossing point with Hungary, after rail traffic was suspended due to overcrowding.

The Austrian Federal Railways Press department says it no longer has the capacity to deal with the thousands of people at the Nickelsdorf crossing wanting to board trains daily to the Austrian capital. Once in Vienna, most have traveled on to Germany and other Western EU nations.

Rail service between Vienna and the Hungarian capital, Budapest, was already suspended Thursday. With no trains running, thousands of people set out Friday on the expressway linking the Nickelsdorf border crossing with Vienna, 60 kilometers (40 miles) away.

Austrian police official Hans Peter Doskozil says 7,500 people crossed into Austria at Nickelsdorf on Thursday.