Hitachi opens railcar plant in Britain, first overseas

Sep 4, 2015

Hitachi opens railcar plant in Britain, first overseas

Machinery giant Hitachi Ltd. on Thursday opened its first overseas railway car factory, in Newton Aycliffe, northeastern England. The plant is positioned to become the firm’s strategic base for expansion in Europe. An opening ceremony at the plant was attended by British Prime Minister ...

Aug 30, 2015

European trains to get more baggage and ID checks

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks will be carried out on ...

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Aug 30, 2015

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. A lot of riders ...

Aug 19, 2015

Japan rail firm switches on 'drunk spotting' cameras

A Japanese railway company is turning to cameras as a way to spot drunken behavior and keep late-boozing patrons from tumbling onto the tracks, a spokesman said Wednesday. West Japan Railways (JR West) has installed nearly 50 closed-circuit television cameras at its Kyobashi train ...

Aug 18, 2015

Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations

Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week’s deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China’s emerging economic hub. Toyota said over half its China production capacity would be offline ...